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(1) North Face

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Cindyrella T,S 
Dark Tower S 
Frodo's Journey S 
Gandalf's Grip T 
Gandalfs Peach T 
Peach Cling T 
Pipen's Direct T 
Risky Business T,S 
Skullduggery  T 
Traffic Court T 

(1) North Face  

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Location: 45.5409, -122.37723 View Map  Incorrect?
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This is the face that is visible from the highway. It contains the classic Gandalf's Grip and others.

Getting There 

Turn left at the main trail and walk around the corner at Hanging Gardens area. The next wall you reach...

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

10 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for (1) North Face:
Gandalf's Grip   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
Traffic Court   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 42'   
Pipen's Direct   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Frodo's Journey   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Peach Cling   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Cindyrella   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Dark Tower   5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Sport, 102'   
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Featured Route For (1) North Face
Kathryn on pitch 1 just before sunset.

Gandalf's Grip 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  OR : Portland & The Gorge : ... : (1) North Face
This stunning line is one of the longest and best climbs at Broughton. The climb is on the north face, facing the Columbia river and can be seen from highway 84. It is usually done in 3 pitches but can be done as one pitch with a 60m rope if long runners are used.Pitch 1: 5.9 The climb starts up a steep crack and then angles left onto the face through a few bolts. Continue up through a small roof (crux) and onto an angled ledge and a 3 bolt belay. Pitch 2: 5.8 Continue up a right facing dih...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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