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(5) Shakespeare Cliff

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Azog T 
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Measure for Measure S 
Midsummer Night's Scream T 
Much Ado About Nothing T 
Ophelia T 
Othello T 
Puck T 
Sauron T 
Sweet Sorrow S 
Two Gentlemen's Pneumonia T 
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Yost In Space S 

(5) Shakespeare Cliff Rock Climbing 

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More good basalt columns.

Getting There 

This is the furthest upstream wall in the Lower Gorge.

Climbing Season

For the East Side area.

Weather station 8.1 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in (5) Shakespeare Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (5) Shakespeare Cliff:
Azog   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Othello   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Sauron   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
Puck   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Much Ado About Nothing   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Yost In Space   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 85'   
Measure for Measure   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Much ado

Much Ado About Nothing 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Oregon : Smith Rock : ... : (5) Shakespeare Cliff
Great crack climbing followed by an exciting roof make this a highly memorable climb.Start in a obvious crack just left of a flat face and right of a bolted column. Climb pleasant 5.9 hands with face holds up to a two bolt anchor with green chains...but don't stop there.Clip the anchor and work up and into the roof above. Climb a finger crack through the roof to a nice ledge above with a bolted anchor. Best to belay from above and rap off....[more]   Browse More Classics in Oregon

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By Nate Ball
From: Portland, OR
May 14, 2012
This is the PERFECT crag for developing your trad chops. Excellent routes that deserve to be well-maintained. You will generally find yourself all alone here, and you'll get lots of afternoon sun, which is nice in the colder months. The approach isn't bad either, as the river can be crossed easily from the west side in all but highest of flows just below the cliffs.

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