CLOSURES: South and East Faces (NW & W Faces Remain Open)
The South Face and access trail is closed from Feb. 1st through July 15th, depending on peregrine falcon nesting. Portland Area Climbers Coalition, Washington Climbers Coalition, and the Access Fund are coordinating on this issue. Disregarding this closure will harm their efforts to adjust it and their relationship with land managers.
The east face is closed to climbing year-round due to possible sensitive/endangered plant species.
The NW face and West face routes remain open.
See Closure section below for more details.
Sky Fishermen is one if the best, most aesthetic lines in the Portland area. It has some of everything: dihedral, arête, face, and crack. The position, above Beacon Towers, is amazing! Begin up an open dihedral to get to a fixed nut. A technical series of left hand underlings, arete slaps, and hip scums takes you to better holds and through three bolts. Then the crux; a desperate foot match and traverse to the arête out left (a bit heady). Keep it together through some wild slaps and a crazy cross to a good left hand edge. Then work back left via face moves and up through a little roof. Finally, commence up the most spectacular dihedral Oregon or Washington has to offer!