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Welcome to the Oregon section of mountainproject.com! Home to dozens of crags, the Cascade mountains, and the world-famous Smith Rock, Oregon has enough variety to keep any climber happy.

Climbing gyms in Oregon 

Portland metro area:
The Circuit SW
The Circuit NE
Portland Rock Gym
Club Sport

The Crux

Bend Rock Gym

Rogue Rock Gym

Climbing Season

Weather station 16.5 miles from here

1,522 Total Routes

['4 Stars',212],['3 Stars',635],['2 Stars',430],['1 Star',158],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Oregon:
The North Face   WI3+ Mod. Snow R     Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 3 pitches, 5300'   Mt. Hood
Spiderman   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 180'   Smith Rock : Spiderman Buttress
Pioneer Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C0     Trad, Sport, Aid, 3 pitches, 250'   Smith Rock : Monkey Face
5 Gallon Buckets   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Smith Rock : Morning Glory Wall
Voyage of the Cowdog   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 3 pitches, 260'   Smith Rock : Shipwreck Wall
Moonshine Dihedral   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 90'   Smith Rock : The Dihedrals
Wherever I May Roam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 5 pitches, 400'   Smith Rock Group : Northwest Face
Gold Rush   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 70'   Trout Creek : The Main Wall
Zebra/ Zion   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 350'   Smith Rock : Morning Glory Wall
JR Token   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 65'   Trout Creek : The Main Wall
Nine Gallon Buckets   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 90'   Smith Rock : Morning Glory Wall
Pure Palm   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 80'   West Side : Wildfire Wall
Vomit Launch   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Smith Rock : Cocaine Gully
Monkey Space   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 100'   Smith Rock : Monkey Face
Toxic   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Smith Rock : Aggro Gully
Spank the Monkey   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Smith Rock : Monkey Face
Dreamin'   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Smith Rock : The Christian Brothers
Heinous Cling   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Smith Rock : The Dihedrals
Chain Reaction   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Smith Rock : The Dihedrals
To Bolt Or Not To Be   5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 135'   Smith Rock : The Dihedrals
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Featured Route For Oregon
Starting the business on PPE. <br />Photo by Bennett Barthelemy.

Purple Pinky Eater 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  OR : Trout Creek : The Main Wall
A double crack leads to a technical seam stem problem with various openings just big enough for finger tips. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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I can't remember where this was, but it's somewhere inbetween Crater Lake and Portland.  Amazing rock structure.  2001?
I can't remember where this was, but it's somewher...
Crater Lake, I think in 2001.  Amazing place.  Wizard Island in the center.  Everyone should go on the boat tour of this place given the chance.
Crater Lake, I think in 2001. Amazing place. Wiz...
Smith Rock
Smith Rock
somewhere in Oregon CRACKHEADS like this come a dime a dozen....
somewhere in Oregon CRACKHEADS like this come a di...
Downtown Portland, Oregon
Downtown Portland, Oregon
Cascade Ale. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Cascade Ale.
Photo by Blitzo.
Elk River, inland a bit from Port Orford.
Elk River, inland a bit from Port Orford.
Crater Lake, Oregon. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Crater Lake, Oregon.
Photo by Blitzo.
Crater Lake. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Crater Lake.
Photo by Blitzo.
Mount Washington, 1976. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Mount Washington, 1976.
Photo by Blitzo.
     THE CATHEDRAL at RATTLESNAKE <br />The route is Arabesque(.10a steep!). Draws to the left are on The Groove(.12a small pockets).  Left again is Ikenseaor Crack(.11d). Perhaps meant to be said "I can soar" because the crux dyno out of the crack into a chimney/stem is a bit run. Top roping it, the fall looked uniquely horrifying but clean. The welded tuff is sharper than Smith yet worthy. Almost one hundred sport routes.  Rattlesnake is four air miles west of Trail, Oregon, between Crater Lake and Medford.  The book Rock Climbing Southwest Oregon by Greg Orton has great directions.
The route is Ara...
Three sisters taken from Mt. Jefferson. Summer 2009.
Three sisters taken from Mt. Jefferson. Summer 200...
South Sister. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
South Sister.
Photo by Blitzo.
Adidas Village, Portland
Adidas Village, Portland

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By JamieB
Jun 23, 2009
If you're in or around Portland, OR, come on out this Thursday, June 25th. Keith Daellenbach will be discussing the Madrone Wall Preservation Committee's 12-year fight to create a public park at Portland's premier rock climbing area, which is currently closed to access.

Learn how YOU can help save this civic treasure and create a new Clackamas County park.

See the Committee's details here:

Keith will do a Q&A after the formal presentation, and FREE door prizes will be raffled too. Come by the Mountain Hardwear store at 722 SW Taylor Street the talk starts at 6 pm.

More details are here:


Full disclosure: I work with Mountain Hardwear, but thought you guys would be interested to hear about this event.
By Peter Franzen
From: Phoenix, AZ
Jun 23, 2009
Thanks for the heads-up on that Jamie!
By alpine glower
From: Soon to be Sweet Home, OR
Aug 29, 2010
To all those who keep posting areas with no drections and saying PM me or what ever nonsense... please stop! This is pointless. If you want someone to visit your area, post directions, thats the point of this site. Half the areas on here seem to be private with directions only given if you jump through some hoops. If thats the case don't post em on here!
By peachy spohn
Jul 28, 2011
Don't forget that there is a fee now for Beacon Rock. $10 per day or a $30 for an annual pass that is good for all Wash. State Parks.
By peachy spohn
Jul 28, 2011
Don't forget that there is a fee now for Beacon Rock. $10 per day or a $30 for an annual pass that is good for all Wash. State Parks.
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Dec 19, 2011
Welcome to Oregon Alpine Glower. The secret area thing cracks me up too, even though the Trout's have been here for a century. I posted a swimming hole for ya. The Elk River is a few miles north of Port Orford. Drive at least 6 miles up the river before the good holes begin appearing. There's climbing along the coast too, but the rock and anchors are usually horrible. Shoot me an email about anywhere and I'll help you spill the beans on the Proj.
By Mr. Holmes
From: Cascade West
Apr 5, 2012
A quick update regarding rumors surrounding the Rat Cave closure:

I spoke with USFS and yes,it is on their radar... however:

1) No, the crag is not closed to recreational use (this includes climbing); Access is still open.

2) USFS interaction has and will stem priamarily from concerns surrounding new route development (bolting/fixed anchors) and overall human impact.
They will be monitoring this site in the months/seasons to come!

3) The local USFS office is aware of the national MOU with the Access Fund and will connect with me directly regarding any future decisions or concerns though they are currently pleased with the " level of support and collaboration" from the Access Fund, as well as, the local climbing community.

This said, If you climb at the Rat Cave PLEASE KEEP A LOW PROFILE. If you don't.. then I hear "The Gullies" are splendid this time of year!
By pacowen
Jun 3, 2013
Anyone ever go up to Lowell crag outside of Eugene.20 or so routes up there 5-10 and harder