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Northwest Face Rock Climbing 


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Beacon Rock is open from July 15, 2016 through February 1st, 2017. See note for more details. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

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]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['5.11',0],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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
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Smoke Signals 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  WA : Southwest Cascades : ... : Northwest Face
Smoke Signals is recorded as an unnamed route in the 4th Edition of the Portland Rock guide. It is listed as route #1 in the NW wall subsection of the Beacon Rock chapter and is shown as a single pitch climb adjacent to Stone Soup. Smoke Signals is actually 2 pitches long and shares its second pitch with Stone Soup as it predates the latter route by 6 years. Smoke Signals climbs very nicely for its grade and should become a solid addition to the Beacon must do tick list.While most...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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