Hills Creek Spires Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Diamond Peak from the top of Main Street. The anc...
Spires of volcanic tuff located east of Eugene, near Oakridge.
Take HW58 to Oakridge. Just past the town, take a right on Kitson Creek RD. Follow Kitson CR for about 4 miles, take a left on FS-565 follow this for about 4 miles and park at small parking area at a gated road.
Climbing Season For the Willamette Valley area.
Weather station 5.1 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Hills Creek Spires
Road Work 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Oregon
: Willamette Valley
: ... : Main Street
Follow a seam up to a face with decent holds. This leads to the first crux which is a clip on a small crimp and then pulling over a diagonal edge. The route heads straight up to some overhanging huecos, pumping, but good holds. The route finishes on a lower angle slab which is likely the real crux. You can attack it from a few different directions....[more] Browse More Classics in Oregon
Hills Creek Spires as you are coming up the forest...
Dec 16, 2010
I spent the summer in Oakridge, OR and went climbing at Hills Creek a few times. I added some of the routes that I was able to get on. It's a beautiful place that is definitely worth checking out, although I will caution you with this. This is definitely adventurous climbing. If you are used to level belays, easy approaches and solid rock, this may not be the place for you. However, if you are looking for a place with no crowds with some sense of mystique, head on down.
Most of the routes worth climbing are 5.10 and above. Be careful of loose rock before making the first clip (from experience) as a fall could potentially be very serious here. Have fun, be safe.
There is a missing piton on The Arete from the Oregon Rock Climbing guide Vol.1.