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(3) Video Bluff

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Ace T,TR 
Bikini S 
Damaged Circuit  TR 
Edge of Might S 
Eve of Destruction T,TR 
EZ Corner T,TR 
Flakey Old Man S,TR 
Live Wire S,TR 
Panes of Reality TR 
Robotics TR 
Stained Glass T,TR 
Stranger Than Friction S,TR 

(3) Video Bluff  

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Probably the most popular wall at the Butte. Rock is basalt and is a bit slick - especially early or late climbing season. This is a short 30-40ft wall, which has about a dozen routes, all of which can be top-roped. There are couple sport-leads too.

Getting There 

This is the first wall right (looking towards the wall from the bottom) of Silver Bullet Bluff. Take Fremont road which turns into Rocky Butte Road. Follow this until there is a big 90-degree turn and you start uphill. Park on the gravel shoulder just left of the crazy-church-domes (resist urge to climb the domes). Follow a trail into the trees. The wall will be forward and slightly left of the main trail there.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for (3) Video Bluff:
Flakey Old Man   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Ace   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Bikini   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Stranger Than Friction   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
Edge of Might   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 35'   
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Edge of Might

Edge of Might 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  OR : Portland & The Gorge : ... : (3) Video Bluff
This is the route just to the right of Robotics that starts on the slab. Clip the first two bolts then angle slightly right to the arÍte which is used repeatedly for slapping. Several good rests allow for recovery and contemplation. Edge of Might is one of the least physical 5.11's you will encounter around Portland. Balance and good footwork are key to getting up this climb. Edge of Might is one of (if not) the best route on the Vide...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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