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(6) Northwest Face

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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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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',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['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'   
Fall For Anything   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Thieves Like Us   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
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: Jazmyn soaks up the exposure on Unforgiven

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

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By das1405
From: Portland
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+

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