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Fiddlers Hell

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Concert Hall 
Entrada 
Strings 

Fiddlers Hell Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,300'
Location: 45.446, -118.126 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Brennan Crellin, Nate Ball, Micah Klesick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Brennan Crellin on Aug 21, 2014
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Description 

A dark black cliff band of Andesite, with aesthetic kelly green lichen splotches and stripes. Quality 20-30m sport and trad routes exist along the entire band.

This area faces SW and is generally very sunny/hot in the summer between 11am-6pm.

This cliff band is on the NE side of the canyon of Fiddlers Hell, shown on this Forest Service topo: data.fs.usda.gov/geodata/raste...

Getting There 

From La Grande:
> North on Fox Hill Road
> At fork in road, turn right (NE) on Crampton Road
> Left (N-NW)after 4.3 miles
> Park in small pullout after 1.2 miles
> Trail on SW side of road, take downhill to crag
> At ATV trail, walk 10-15 feet left to regain trail downhill to crag, which will begin to switchback down to crag

At the crag, you will encounter the sub-areas in the following order (also left-to-right):
- Entrada
- Strings
- Center Stand
- Concert Hall
- The Balcony

Climbing Season

For the Northeast Oregon area.

Weather station 8.1 miles from here

33 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',13],['5.11',11],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Fiddlers Hell

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Fiddlers Hell:
Fiddle of Gold   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Concert Hall
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Featured Route For Fiddlers Hell
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling into the crux

Crimpage 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Oregon : Northeast Oregon : ... : Strings
A very low, crimp-compression crux through the bulge, leads to slightly easier climbing on very small crimps through the first 5 bolts. The finish wanders between 5.10-11 arete movement to the chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in Oregon

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By Nathan Bell
From: La Grande, Oregon
Aug 23, 2014
And another locals only crag gets exposed to the world... It is about time. The routes here are absolutely incredible and deserve much more attention. My only concern is that no one make the trail up by the road any more obvious than it already is. It would be best to keep the keystone light spray paint crowd at bay for as long as possible.

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