Facing South at the north end of the Grand Ronde Valley near Elgin, Or. This crag is very secluded. the chances of meeting another climbing party here are very rare indeed. the rock is Andesite, compact and smooth. This is a traditional climbing area. the established routes there are from the ground up, so don't expect to find many bolts.
For the life of me i cannot remember the exact directions to get there. I am hoping to get some help from the locals on this one...i used to be a local there, but times change. Help Boys! Please list out the directions to the crag. the approach is short, about 15 to 25 minutes walk in an easterly direction from a pullout on the road. Climbers from the local area haver been frequenting the Elgin Wall since at least the early 70's. there is a ton of potential for routes, just not a lot of climbers in the area. Watch for snakes, there are many in the scree below the crag. The best route there to my knowledge is called "Speechless" a 2 pitch crack climb with the 1st pitch passing a roof and the second a beautiful hand crack to a fixed belay. rappel the line to descend.
P1 - start under the roof, using a thin finger crack for gear. moving left under the roof throw up a heel hook and pull over to a good belay stance - 40 ft. 10a.P2 - climb the excellent hand crack for 120ft to a fixed belay. 10b....[more]Browse More Classics in OR