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Description 

Like Broughton Bluff and Rocky Butte, Carver is a popular Portland crag. It's a bit more of a drive from the downtown area than the other crags but it's still popular on the weekends and after work in the summer. It is comprised of a single cliff band approximately 80ft. high with a bunch of boulders scattered on the hillside below.

Getting There 

This area is located in the small town of Carver, Oregon. From the Portland area take I-205 South towards Clackamas and get off at Exit 12A (watch for signs to Hwy. 212 East). Take 212 for approximately 3 miles until 224 splits off to the right to Carver. Go through town and veer right to cross the bridge over the river. Take a left at the 'T' intersection on the far side of the bridge.

There are two options for parking: The first is a small pullout on the right immediately after the bridge. There is room here for around 3 cars and a small trail leads directly to the boulder field from here. The other option is the large parking lot next to the river about 100m down the road on the left. There is a $3 fee to park here on weekends and hollidays. DO NOT park on the left (river) side of the road! Park only in the small pullout on the right or the big parking lot.

It is preferable to take the main trail and not the one leading up from the small pullout. It's a very well-maintained and engineered trail, and it'd be best not to have too many people bushwacking up through the forest.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.1 miles from here

58 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',24],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',1],['5.11',10],['5.12',7],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',13],['V4-5',6],['V6-7',6],['V8-9',7],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Carver:
Trask   V0 4     Boulder, 18'   Carver Bouldering : Main Forest
Center    V2 5+     Boulder, 14'   Carver Bouldering : Main Forest
Motorhead   V3 6A     Boulder   Carver Bouldering : Bonzi Boulders
Classic Overhang   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Carver Bouldering : Main Forest
T.I.A.   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Carver Bouldering : Main Forest
Carver Classic   V4 6B     Boulder, 6'   Carver Bouldering : Main Forest
Gut Crunch   V5 6C     Boulder, 6'   Carver Bouldering : Bonzi Boulders
Triangle Face   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   Carver Bouldering : Main Forest
New Generation   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Carver Cliff : Rockgarden Wall
Rubicon   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Carver Cliff : Yellow Wall
Scotch and Soda   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Carver Cliff : Rockgarden Wall
Smerk   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 55'   Carver Cliff : Rockgarden Wall
Dreamscape   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   Carver Cliff : Ivy League Buttress
Notorious   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Carver Cliff : Rockgarden Wall
Night Vision   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 80'   Carver Cliff : Rockgarden Wall
Chariots of Fire   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Carver Cliff : Yellow Wall
Uncola   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Carver Cliff : Rockgarden Wall
Rites of Passage   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 80'   Carver Cliff : Yellow Wall
Angular Motion   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Carver Cliff : Yellow Wall
Smooth Torquer   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 55'   Carver Cliff : Rockgarden Wall
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By Connor.Donahue
From: Portland OR
Jul 11, 2010
Re: parking.

DO NOT PARK IN THE SMALL PULLOUT BELOW THE TRAIL.

Yesterday, every single car parked there had a $40 ticket. Pay the $3 to park in the big lot. If it is full (like yesterday), you can find free parking on Hattan Road, just past the big parking lot. Just a heads up. Someone driving by told me police love to give tickets to those parked on the shoulder, and he was right!
By JamesMichelinie
May 5, 2011
Went to Carver for the first time last weekend. We just parked in the Inn parking lot. The owner was there and said parking was free, just park in the back corner gravel lot. No need to pay $3 for the river lot.

Cheers!
By another Chad
May 14, 2012
Spoke with Mr. Rosenbaum briefly on Saturday. He let us know (very nicely I might add) that hes wanting climbers to park somewhere other than the Stone Cliff In parking lot on Friday and Saturday evenings after 5pm. This includes the gravel back lot. That is unless you plan on having dinner at the restaurant.



Chad
By cattrampkid
Jul 7, 2012
You can now purchase Carver climbing cards at the Source Climbing Center in downtown Vancouver. Make sure you go to this website first carverclimbingclub.org and fill out the waiver to take with you when you go to get a card.