The spring and summer in Oregon are as nice as it gets with Callahans and Flagstone in the Willamette Valley, Ashland Boulders (aka Acid Castle) in the South, and Broughton Bluff and Carver in Portland. Plus the numbers of developed areas are increasing yearly as more areas are opened developed and access is figured out.
Oregon's terrains and climates vary widely. With the coast and the coastal mountains, the Willamette Valley, Glaciered mountains as tall as 11,000 ft, and vast high desert areas all being within 150 miles of each other, you wont get bored quickly here.
The Willamette valley's major universities harbor deeply set climbing communities. Oregon State University in Corvallis led by Tim O'Brian, veteran guide on Rainer as well as the driving force behind the Outdoor Rec Center on campus, which is open to the public. The ORC rents many outdoor accessories. The University of Oregon in Eugene also has a great climbing community via its Outdoor Pursuits Program and its co-op Outdoor Program both of which have great resources available for use by the public. The Outdoor Program is open for the public to join and has extensive resources like guides and maps that are free to use.
Then there are the multitude of gyms around the state from The Circuit and Portland Rock Gym in Portland, the Crux in Eugene and Inclimb in Bend. These all offer a great place to meet new and old climbers.
When adding routes try your best not to copy directly from the guide you got it from.
Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Oregon also has good mountaineering with Mt. Hood being the second most climbed mountain in the world, second to Mt. Fuji in Japan. All the major volcanoes of the pacific northwest are within 5 hours drive of Portland. Mt. Hood is only about an hour from the airport.
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