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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
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Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Smith Rock Group : Northeast Face : Hawks Nest (5.9)
By: Steve Wolford When: Jul 22, 2014

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Comments: Hell yeah!!!


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : OH8
By: Steve Wolford When: Jul 12, 2014

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Comments: Best winter climbing area for Portland and the Gorge hands down.


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Ozone : (5) Old Tree Wall : There & Back Again (5.10+)
By: Steve Wolford When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: One of the best routes at Ozone, but I think rarely done since it takes a few pieces of trad gear.


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Beacon Rock : Flying Dutchman (5.10b)
By: Steve Wolford When: Nov 30, 2013

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Comments: The pins are still there, but I would back them up with gear when possible. The first pitch of this route is super quality and protects well. The second pitch is hard!


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Beacon Rock : Free for Some (5.11a PG13)
By: Steve Wolford When: Nov 30, 2013

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Comments: One 70 meter rope will get you off if you swing left at the base to higher ground, instead of having to use 2 ropes.


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Beacon Rock : Blownout (5.10b)
By: Steve Wolford When: Aug 25, 2013

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Comments: Blownout Direct is currently the best approach for Blownout. There is poison oak to either side, but not on the route.
The 2nd pitch of Blownout is only 95 feet long, not 120, you can lower off from the top anchors back to the belay with a 60 meter. One of the bolts at the midpoint anchor(the one on the right) appears to be compromised, as it moves when weighted.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Duty Dome Area : Peek-a-boo Tower : Lawn Darts (5.10a)
By: Steve Wolford When: May 27, 2013

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Comments: Really fun route with a mystifying crux.


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Beacon Rock : Cruisin' (5.8)
By: Steve Wolford When: May 27, 2013

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Comments: This is one of the classic pitches at Beacon Rock. Solid but well spaced gear, interesting and varied movement, and it allows a shortcut to the SE corner if someone else has gotten to the start before you. Well worth taking a whirl on. Don't forget the stoppers for the first half!


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Peshastin Pinnacles State P... : Orchard Rock : West Side : C Crack (5.10a)
By: Steve Wolford When: May 24, 2013

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Comments: This has always been called A crack, after Ass crack. Not sure how it got to be C Crack?


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Smith Rock Group : Northeast Face : Sky Chimney (5.7)
By: Steve Wolford When: Oct 20, 2012

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Comments: To get off Sky Chimney or Ridge with one 60m, uphill from the top of Sky Ridge is a rappel station off the backside. 3 raps get you down.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Shipwreck Wall : Voyage of the Cowdog (5.8+)
By: Steve Wolford When: Oct 14, 2011

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Comments: The right anchor bolt at the top of the third pitch is blown again, and needs replacing, as it is very loose in the hole and ready to go.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Tumwater Canyon : Midnight Rock : The Sting (5.11b)
By: Steve Wolford When: Jul 14, 2011

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Comments: We always called this climb 10b, so not sure how it got to be a 11b. It is defintely physical but the jams are all there.


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Beacon Rock : Link-up: Free for All/Dod'... (5.10c)
By: Steve Wolford When: Apr 2, 2011

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Comments: Leading the 2nd pitch of Dods Jam it says here you don't need any big pieces, but that is inaccurate. You can feather in some small stuff in the back of the crack but its questionable. Much better to just bring a #4 and #5 for bomber placements in the offwidth section and run it out IMO, then a bunch of crappy small gear.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Tumwater Canyon : Castle Rock : Midway (5.5)
By: Steve Wolford When: Aug 23, 2009

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Comments: This is a great traditional free solo.


Location: OR : Mt Hood : Area 51
By: Steve Wolford When: Aug 21, 2009

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Comments: Area 51 Rocks! There are some sweet climbs here as well as some mungy ones. But because there are so many, you can be picky. The Mothership Wall is great hard sport climbing. There are many other hard clean lines. Well worth a few visits. Enjoy the solitude!