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Student Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 85'
Location: 44.3811, -121.121 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on Mar 7, 2006
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There is excellent rock and climbing to be found here...although not many people other than groups of beginners bother.
The Crag faces West and gets morning shade.

Getting There 

The easiest way is to approach as for the Lower Gorge and cross the river on boulders and hike directly up to the crag. When the river is high walk down the main trail to the bridge and go right. Hike for about 15-20 minutes and the crag will be just out of site on your right before you leave the river and start going uphill towards the Marsupial Crags.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.1 miles from here

29 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Student Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Student Wall:
Flunked Out   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Reproductive Wall
Schools Out   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   The Textbooks
Doorknob People   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   The Textbooks
Deep Sleep   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   The Textbooks
Virgin Slayer   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   The Textbooks
Heart Throb   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   The Textbooks
Drilling Zona   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 80'   Reproductive Wall
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Featured Route For Student Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun short route, doable in 30°F temps.

Virgin Slayer 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Oregon : Smith Rock : ... : The Textbooks
Imposing roof, easiest route weasels awkwardly left to an exquisite hand/finger crack. Intimidating roof is worth the effort. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Oregon

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By Chris D
From: the couch
Sep 12, 2013
Our first stop on our first visit to Smith Rock. Judging from the sand and grit in the cracks and the lack of chalk on even the higher rated climbs, this area has fallen into neglect. The couple of routes that we did showed no sign of having been climbed in a long time, though some of the footholds had the glassy polish that only comes from years of regular ascents. Worth a stop just to check out the very high quality of the basalt and climb some cracks.

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