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Rock Creek Cliff (aka Clif's Cliff) Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,392'
Location: 45.75878, -122.00991 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Micah Klesick on Dec 7, 2013
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BETA PHOTO: Rock Creek Cliff as seen from the road.


This is a 40'-60' tall cliff that has about 25-30 climbs so far, with potential for a few more harder lines. Mostly mixed, with some all trad, and a few all sport climbs. Good quality rock. A large amount of climbs in the 5.8-5.10+ range, with some 5.11 and 5.12 routes and projects as well. It drys out fairly quickly as it gets afternoon sunshine.
Route descriptions in the NWOR book.

Getting There 

Drive from Stevenson on Red Bluff Road, and basically follow it for 8.5 miles. You should pass a small, but cool waterfall on the left about two miles from the cliff. The next bridge you get to the road takes a sharp left. Take the right fork (basically go straight), and the cliff is about 100' further and straight up.
Getting to the base of the cliff is a workout. You can see the cliff plainly from the parking area. Its about 500' feet straight above you. The trail is located in the trees about 100 feet before the open area below the cliff. Follow the trail as it goes steeply up the hill, and ends on the right side of the cliff.
Trail is on the far side of the parking. Park near the fire pit, and then the trail is about 100' up the old road, on the right side. Look for a rock cairn, and a sign saying "Cliffs".
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Climbing Season

Weather station 5.0 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rock Creek Cliff (aka Clif's Cliff)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rock Creek Cliff (aka Clif's Cliff):
Progressive Climax   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 65'   North Section (Left Side)
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Rock Climbing Photo: Map to Rock Creek cliff
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By Nathan Hingley
Jul 31, 2016
Hiked up yesterday. The trail, once you find it is actually in really good condition.
The climbs look great. There seems to be a section of new climbs not yet listed.
By das1405
From: Portland
May 1, 2017
that hike up is no joke. I am so amazed at the effort and dedication put in by the people that develop these kinds of crags. Thank you from all of us who get to come and just have to suffer waking up the trail not actually building it. you guys rock!

BTW the sign is now blank due to fading but someone built a small cairn to help mark the faint trailhead. We did some trail maintenance on our way up but this winter knocked a lot of stuff down the mountainside. be prepared for some bushwacking.

worth it.

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