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Adventurous 9904 S 
Bits and Pieces S 
Chalk Therapy S 
Chalk Wave S 
Confused and Disfigured S 
Cryptesthesia S 
Fall For Anything S 
My Little Pony S 
Pocket Pool S 
Stained S 
Stand for Something S 
Thieves Like Us S 
Unforgiven Variation S 
Wherever I May Roam S 
Why Art Thou? S 

Northwest Face  


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Location: 44.36445, -121.1482 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Northwest side of the Smith Rock Group is home to some long forgotten relics from eras past and to some heavily traveled newer routes. The formation itself is impressive being one of Smith's larger walls but unfortunately the rock quality is not so stellar. Many new routes have gone up in this area, most notably Wherever I May Roam.

Getting There 

Go over Asterisk Pass and turn left, walk a couple hundred feet and you're there.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.8 miles from here

15 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',5],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['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 Northwest Face:
Bits and Pieces   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Why Art Thou?   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Adventurous 9904   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Chalk Wave   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Stained   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Wherever I May Roam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 5 pitches, 400'   
Fall For Anything   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Thieves Like Us   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
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Featured Route For Northwest Face
Kathryn on pitch 2

Wherever I May Roam 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  OR : Smith Rock : ... : Northwest Face
A good sustained climb at the 5.8/5.9 level that makes for an enjoyable few hours.Start by climbing Adventurous 9904 which is on a large pillar. From near Asterisk pass the pillar looks partially detached. Pitch 1: 5.8Romp up on knobs past several bolts to the top of the Pillar and belay.Pitch 2: 5.9Start by leaning over the chimney that separates the main wall and the pillar to clip a bolt then step across. Climb up and left to a belay anchor. There is another bolted line that goes straight up ...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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