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Portland Buildering 

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Submitted By: Peter Franzen on Aug 1, 2006
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Walk around any large city these days and you're bound to see traces of chalk left by desperate or adventurous climbers on the sides of buildings, retaining walls, and other urban landscape features. While buildering is often frowned upon, sometimes the authorities let it slide.

There are a few places around town that fall into this category that are good for a lunch-hour burn or a quick session on a summer afternoon.

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St. Mary's Traverse 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  OR : Portland Buildering
A Portland buildering classic. It's almost a full city block long, and it would extend for the entire block if it weren't for an impassable doorway covered in plywood towards the end. No move is harder than V3 or so, but it's long enough to warrent the 5.12 rating.It traverses a long retaining wall below the parking lot of the St. Mary's Acadamy school.The route features thin crimps throughout, and contains a tricky crux off of a mono pocket and another thin crux at the end. It's a great plac...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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By corvegas
From: the depths of oregon
Feb 1, 2007

No offense but, this is mountain project. Not building project. I strongly feel that this page should be removed as it has absolutly nothing to do with what this site was intended to do. Mabey there is a better site to post stuff about building climbing. Sorry if I come off as harsh, I just think that this stuff should be left to our imaginations, not to be posted on a rockclimbing beta site.