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(6) Northwest Face

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L to R R to L Alpha
Adventurous 9904 S 
Bits and Pieces S 
Chalk Therapy S 
Chalk Wave S 
Confused and Disfigured S 
Cryptesthesia S 
Earth Tone T 
Fall For Anything S 
My Little Pony S 
Of Wolf And Man T 
Pocket Pool S 
Pony Up S 
Stained S 
Stand for Something S 
Thieves Like Us S 
Unforgiven Variation S 
Wherever I May Roam S 
Why Art Thou? S 

(6) Northwest Face Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 2,866'
Location: 44.36445, -121.1482 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Northwest side of the Smith Rock Group is home to some long forgotten relics from eras past and to some heavily traveled newer routes. The formation itself is impressive being one of Smith's larger walls but unfortunately the rock quality is not so stellar. Many new routes have gone up in this area, most notably Wherever I May Roam.

Getting There 

Go over Asterisk Pass and turn left, walk a couple hundred feet and you're there.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.8 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in (6) Northwest Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (6) Northwest Face:
Bits and Pieces   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Chalk Wave   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Adventurous 9904   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Wherever I May Roam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 5 pitches, 400'   
Stained   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Unforgiven Variation   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Confused and Disfigured   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Thieves Like Us   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Fall For Anything   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Cryptesthesia   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   
Pocket Pool   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport   
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Featured Route For (6) Northwest Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Kathryn on pitch 2

Wherever I May Roam 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Oregon : Smith Rock : ... : (6) Northwest Face
A good sustained climb at the 5.8/5.9 level that makes for an enjoyable few hours.Start by climbing Adventurous 9904 which is on a large pillar. From near Asterisk pass the pillar looks partially detached. Pitch 1: 5.8Romp up on knobs past several bolts to the top of the Pillar and belay.Pitch 2: 5.9Start by leaning over the chimney that separates the main wall and the pillar to clip a bolt then step across. Climb up and left to a belay anchor. Pitch 3: 5.9Move up and left to a small ledge just ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Oregon

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By das1405
From: Portland
Apr 24, 2017
There is an additional route to climber right of Chalk Therapy. Bolts look pretty shinny and its not in the book so I assume its a new route?
8 bolts plus chains. short climb but fun.

i'd rate it a .9 maybe .9+

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