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OH8 Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: dmPete on Dec 7, 2013

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Kaylie just starting Ron Love Verly


Small basalt cliff that has about 30 climbs, mostly all mixed gear climbs, so bring your trad rack. Majority of the climbs run from 5.9-5.11+. Quality of rock isn't too bad, though its not stellar. Poison oak does grow in the area, so keep an eye out for it, and consider bringing some RoundUp with you and do everyone that visits the crag in the future a favor!

Getting There 

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Driving on HWY14 from White Salmon, take a left on Old Highway 8, and follow it to just past the main lake. You will see the cliff on the uphill side of the road a few hundred feet past the lake.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.5 miles from here

30 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in OH8

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for OH8:
Tidewater   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 65'   
Wind Dummy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Penstemon   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Rattlesnake   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
Ron Love Verly   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Shuttler   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   
Buckwheat   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 55'   
Squirrel Stew   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
Reed's Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Chain Gang   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
Open Space Plan   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Desert Dreaming   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 45'   
Just a Freakin' Rock Climber   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Spring Breezes   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Risky Sex   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Get it, Shorty   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Sasquatch   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 65'   
Forest Circus Fiasco   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For OH8
Rock Climbing Photo: Pete at the anchors on Sasquatch

Sasquatch 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Washington : Southwest Cascades : OH8
15 feet right of Tidewater/Wind Dummy. The tallest climb in the vicinity. Look for a big, undulating red/orange face with a wide horizontal black stripe about 3/4 of the way up the route....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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By Steve Wolford
Jul 12, 2014
Best winter climbing area for Portland and the Gorge hands down.
By Nathan Scherneck
From: Portland, OR
Feb 20, 2015
is OH8 in any of the local guidebooks?
By Micah Klesick
From: Vancouver, WA
Feb 20, 2015
It is in the NW OR Rock book.

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