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Great flow, great views, up and down but no long climbs. Near Elgin, Oregon
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Northeast Oregon Rock Climbing 

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This area is primarily located around the northeastern part of Oregon and centered around LaGrande. It recieves little attention but for the past thirty years there has been a small but active group of climbers in this area doing routes in the local crags and in the Wallowas.

There are now two state wide guides that include routes for Eastern Oregon. One is rather lacking and rather error prone (Falcon) the other is better (Mountaineers) but neither are complete. High Valley, Spring Mountain and several other Northeastern Oregon locations are featured in Tim Olsen's book Northwest Oregon Rock.

Contributors note - I have added place holders for several areas that I have climbed at and will be adding the routes over time. There are other areas that I will let others add in. Because there are many small areas I have placed them all under "Northeastern Oregon" rather than listing them individually and cluttering up the main page.

Oh yeah - Northeastern Oregon does not mean everything east of the Cascades :-).

Formerly contained an area called Elgin Wall, but this has been removed as the property owner does not allow climbing.

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235 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',65],['2 Stars',68],['1 Star',39],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Northeast Oregon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Northeast Oregon:
Bat Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Spring Mountain
Pod of God   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Spring Mountain
Chopper   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   Spring Mountain
Clean Sweep   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   Spring Mountain
Spring Fever   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 70'   Spring Mountain
Flaked out   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Spring Mountain
Epiphany roof   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Spring Mountain
Skinny Hippie   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Spring Mountain
Rally Race   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   Spring Mountain
Lorraine   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Spring Mountain
By Hook or by Crook   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport   Spring Mountain
Arthritis   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Spring Mountain
Mojo Rising   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Spring Mountain
Black out   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Spring Mountain
Pin Ball   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Spring Mountain
Fiddle of Gold   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Fiddlers Hell : Concert Hall
Girls Don't Fart   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport   Leslie Gulch : The Einstein
Dog Show   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Spring Mountain
Chubby Hubby   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   Spring Mountain
Stool Sample   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Leslie Gulch : The Einstein
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Rock Climbing Photo: Me on Rally Race

Rally Race 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Oregon : Northeast Oregon : Spring Mountain
Just right of the Pod of God climb steep face to prominent flake. The flake leads many to confuse this route with "flaked out" ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Oregon

Photos of Northeast Oregon Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Elgin Wall - 1984
Elgin Wall - 1984
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve Brown on Speechless 1985
Steve Brown on Speechless 1985
Rock Climbing Photo: Matterhorn Peak of Oregon. 9,826', the Wallowas.
Matterhorn Peak of Oregon. 9,826', the Wallowas.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering in Central Oregon
Bouldering in Central Oregon
Rock Climbing Photo: Elgin wall - Mark Kerns climbing
Elgin wall - Mark Kerns climbing
Rock Climbing Photo: Elgin Wall Center - Speechless can be seen at the ...
BETA PHOTO: Elgin Wall Center - Speechless can be seen at the ...

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By Peter Franzen
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From: Phoenix, AZ
Aug 14, 2007
I think it's a good idea to separate out Eastern Oregon into its own area. It's far enough from Portland/I-5 that most people probably aren't familiar with it so putting it all together isn't a bad idea.

I'm not a big fan of placeholders (Blitzo has some on this site that are still blank months after he originally put them in), but as long as you remember to go back and fill them in then go ahead and use them.
By ben rooney
Feb 2, 2011
thinking about taking a job in joseph this summer but might be contingent on rock climbing in area. Are their any places within an hour?
By Nate Ball
From: Portland, OR
Sep 23, 2014
All worthless comments deleted. In the future, please isolate such banality where it belongs... in the forums.

Spring Mountain, Wallowa Mountains, and Fiddler's Hell look great.

Please add GPS locations for High Valley, Anthony Lakes, and others. Also, routes in Matterhorn. Is Elgin Wall on private property?

This classification of routes into zone - such as "Northeastern Oregon" - is actually a great idea. I may do the same with the entirety of the Oregon database.

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