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Dorian's Dilemma T 
Fireballs T 
Gitmo Love Machine T 
Head Case T,S 
Pioneer (Spike) Route T 
Siege Tactics T 
Smoke Signals T 
Stone Soup T 

Northwest Face Rock Climbing 

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Location: 45.62763, -122.02197 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Micah Klesick on Sep 28, 2015


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Seasonal Raptor Closure MORE INFO >>>


According to a sign noticed opening weekend of 2017, this area is closed to climbing except for the route Stone Soup. Please respect this and do not climb here. This will be removed if this ban is lifted.


This small area is located on the NW side of Beacon Rock, by the first parking area, and just prior to where the main hikers trail begins going up the rock.
Includes some new routes, as well as a few classic routes, including the first route up the rock, the Spike Route.

Getting There 

Walk up the main hikers trail, and you will find climbers trails going to the wall prior to where the hikers trail meets the wall, and begins going up the rock. There is a couple dozen routes in this area.

Climbing Season

For the Beacon Rock area.

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Northwest Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Northwest Face:
Pioneer (Spike) Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1000'   
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Featured Route For Northwest Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Ivan's hand drawn topo

Stone Soup 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2  Washington : Southwest Cascades : ... : Northwest Face
This route was established as a practice aid route close to Portland. Recently this route was freed, starting via Smoke Signals. See below the Aid climbing description for the Free climbing description and grades. Pitch by pitch aid descriptions edited 31 March 2017, after I did the route again. Pitch 1: Approximately 30 m, 5.7 C1. Start up the slab about 100 feet right of the climbing/no climbing boundary. The first pitch begins with some free climbing and progresses into aid about half way up....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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