Sunday, November 27, 2011

More Crag Development

There is a new climbing location that I am very excited about. It is in the Mt Hood National Forest and has a lot of potential. The routes are long and the rock is great. I think though that I will have to wait till spring to get back out there.
The Trail On The Way Up
So far the crag has about a dozen routes from 5.9 to project with a whole lot more to be done. Getting to the crag involves a 20 minute hike up hill through the nice fir forest. When you reach the cliff it feels like you are in a different world. There are only the sounds for the forest and the climbing friends that you brought along for the trip.
The Forest

Aproching The Crag
Passing a big boulder near the end of the trail.
Once at the cliff base the size is very quickly Apparent as the cliff extends passed your view in both directions and rises for 100ft over head.
Just part of the bottom.
Hear is just a few more shots of the rock and some projects I am working on currently. Hears hopping that I can get up there some during the winter months.
12b up the center prow over the roof. 10c in the crack corner.

long 11c and short 11d on this face.

5.12+ on the right side.

1 comment:

  1. Tymun, this is the crag tim olson and I first approached in summer 2010,because he had heard rumors of a crag visible from the golf course resort down below. I eventually put up an all trad line toward the far left. It gets to like 5 inches wide in the middle, but is mainly 2-3 inch hand jams. just awesome. i called it "Slanted and Enchanted " 10b. The anchor is about 75 feet up, under a chossy roof. Somebody started to bolt a crimpy line on the 85 degree slab just to the left. My friend tyler led - ground up - one of the long and prominent chimneys just to the right, all the way to the upper tier. he also got what is likely an FA of the crack above the first and only anchor we saw there - the black webbing above the nice hand crack as you first get to the crag. I led that established pitch, then he continued up that 5-9ish chinney, groundup. It was a little spicy! That black webbing was the only anchor/bolts Tim and I saw back in 2010. So, there's a little history for you. How many routes are up there now?