(6) Northwest Face Rock Climbing
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.
Go over Asterisk Pass and turn left, walk a couple hundred feet and you're there.
Weather station 6.8 miles from here
18 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in (6) Northwest Face
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (6) Northwest Face:
Stained 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Featured Route For (6) Northwest Face
Unforgiven Variation 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Oregon
: Smith Rock
: ... : (6) Northwest Face
Climb a fun lieback crack on a slightly overhangging wall above the 2nd pitch of Wherever I May Roam. Once you pull over the lip, the steepness eases but the fun continues. Follow the bolts up to the base of a very overhanging wall on good face holds. Watch out of loose rocks at the anchor. This is a variation just before the traverse 3rd pitch of Wherever I May Roam, if you continue up No Pain No Gain (5.11 overhanging tips crack) you will merge back to the 4th pitch anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in Oregon
4 days ago
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+