Climbing in Portland, OR
About Portland Climbing
With multiple climbing gyms and the ever-growing population of climbers in Portland, it easy to believe that there are several exceptional places to climb close by. Broughton Bluff is located in the Lewis and Clark State Park up an unsuspecting trail. Located just before the Columbia River Gorge on I-84, it is possibly the best climbing within close proximity of downtown. The walls are relatively short, but there are some multi-pitch climbs. The quality of rock is exceptional and it offers both sport and trad climbing. This spot is also across the road from the most popular spot for swimming on the Sandy River.
Just slightly farther away, the Ozone Wall is full of moderate climbs with varied features. The walls are fairly short, so it is a great place to push technical limits without exhausting your endurance. The view at the top is a breathtaking, sweeping view of the Columbia River Gorge.
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