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Salmon River Slab

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Salmon River Slab  

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BETA PHOTO: Salmon Slab in its entireity.


This is a very small crag with only a handful of climbs, but it's worth visiting if you are climbing at French's Dome. All the climbs are bolted and range from 5.5 to 5.9. The Salmon River is right across the road (fishing?).

Getting There 

Take rte 26 to the town of Zigzag. Go south ~4 miles on Salmon River Road(2618). Salmon slab is on left and has a gravel area for parking.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Salmon River Slab:
White and Brown Rice   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Camel Back   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Me at the top of Camel Back, with the climbing line highlighted in red

Camel Back 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  OR : Salmon River Slab
Up for debate on the rating, seems you can do it an easy way and a hard way (Portland Rock Climbs, Tim Olson - 5.7)....[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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From Tim Olson's Book "Portland Rock Climbs"
BETA PHOTO: From Tim Olson's Book "Portland Rock Climbs"
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By Nate Ball
From: Taipei, TW
Aug 29, 2010
Be aware that there are/may not be rap rings for all routes. Check out the anchors from the ground before you climb.
By Mr. Holmes
From: Cascade West
Jul 23, 2012
Was out there this past weekend and several of the anchors are in need of replacment. Hardware from ASCA is on the way- stay tuned and back up yer swag!