Carver

4 Sport Climbs, 143 Boulder Problems

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Climbing at Carver requires a membership with the Carver Climbing Club, as it is located on private property. Ask at the Portland Rock Gym or Circuit Bouldering Gym front desks for more info or sign up here: http://carverclimbingclub.org/

Climbing without this membership is damaging to access for everyone! The landowner has threatened to cut off access more than once. Please don't endanger this local resource.

Portland's most convenient bouldering area is located about 30 minutes from the city center. The style is slick, technical, powerful climbing on small, rounded boulders with awful holds. Often burned as a tiny area, Carver actually has quite a few good problems buried under moss and disuse. Brushes (nylon, never wire!) and a sense of exploration and discovery will serve you well here.

If you're looking for bigger, harder problems, with a more remote feel, you may wish to check out Bridge of the Gods.

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From the city center, get on I-84 east. Take this to the I-205 south junction. Get off at exit 12A for Clackamas / Estacada. Follow this until Hwy 212 and 224 split; stay to the right, on 224. After a couple miles, you'll see a general store and a bar at a fork in the road. Stay downhill to the right. This road crosses a bridge over the Clackamas. If it's before 5pm, you can turn right after the bridge, then take your first left up the hill and park at the Stone Cliff Inn, in the very back "climber's" lot. If it's after 5pm, take a left after the bridge, then take a right on Gronlund Rd, park at the Baker Cabin lot, and walk in (about 10 minutes.) Please don't park at the restaurant after 5pm; it's charitable of the land owner to let us park there at all!

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