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About Rocky Butte:

Open 24/7, this secluded crag hosts some varied routes of basalt. North facing, it remains cool in summer but can be damp and buggy. The ugly stepchild of Portland crags, this area suffers from varying amounts of vagrants, trash, and the noise of a nearby freeway. However, some fantastic short climbs can be found here, making a good alternative to Broughton Bluff on crowded days.
Nearest town or city: Portland
Directions: Take I-84 take 82nd. Ave. exit(eastbound), drive north to the intersection of Freemont and 82nd. Turn right (east), drive approximately 1/2 mile. The road curves north to become 91st street, (eventually to loop clockwise around to the top of Rocky Butte).The cliffs are located notrh side of the road near the Bible Temple Church "domes."
Latitude, Longitude: 45.55135, -122.56582
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Forum Discussions (See all 18 posts )

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies Closure at Rocky Butte JRDezso 0 Sep 03 2010, 5:55 PM
No Replies Gotta dig the butte! ravens_wing_jim 0 Feb 23 2010, 7:47 PM
With Replies Rocky Butte TR bolts tymont12 6 Jul 07 2009, 6:43 PM
With Replies Bolted route directly to the left of Flakey Old Man? Bigmacrockett 9 Feb 20 2010, 5:48 PM
No Replies topos and stuff sinrtb 0 Aug 20 2007, 8:11 AM
No Replies Climbing on 8/9 UniCacher 0 Aug 09 2007, 11:29 PM
With Replies Bolt question for PDX Rocky Butte climbers billcoe_ 1 Nov 24 2007, 6:57 PM
With Replies Route Names onbelay510 2 Apr 02 2005, 7:32 PM
With Replies BOOTY at Rocky Butte rtc 1 Jul 14 2004, 12:47 PM
With Replies Help! summit07 3 Jul 09 2004, 12:27 AM
With Replies Rocky Butte or other Portland areas tuwheeler 1 Feb 28 2004, 3:32 AM
With Replies Chopped anchors at Rocky Butte abalch 1 Apr 01 2005, 1:52 AM
With Replies Chipping Routes mugnyte 1 Sep 10 2002, 7:57 PM
With Replies Rocky hard as ya wanna make it. ravens_wing_jim 2 Mar 29 2002, 11:16 PM
With Replies Thanks to Oregon State Photo and Route HELP! nikegirl 2 Mar 30 2002, 2:58 AM