(LIST OF CLIMBS + 2 "TRIP REPORTS")
 
2015, 2017
 
Category: Oregon
Rock Type: Basalt
Elev: ~2000 ft

TROUT CREEK Climbing


Trout Creek is Oregon's premier destination for pure crack climbs, featuring vertical cracks in corners and stemboxes on towering basalt columns. Most routes are in the 5.10-5.12 range and the climbing is physical, routes are long, and the rock is rough.

Steep basalt columns at Trout Creek. Lots of cracks!

I've only climbed at Trout Creek a couple of times times, usually linked with a day or two at Smith Rock. This page gives "short reports" for my trips to Trout Creek. 



ON THIS PAGE:

LINK
List of climbs I've done at Trout Creek
1 Day of Cragging (6 routes)
SEPT
14
2015

2 Days of Cragging (13 routes)
SEPT
15-16
2017




List of climbs I've done in Trout Creek

(Alphabetical order)
CLIMB DIFFICULTY

(everything is 1 pitch unless noted otherwise)
AREA
DATE CLIMBED

Color-coded: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Alchemy 5.12- Main Wall Sept 15, 2017
Diminishing Returns 5.10+ Main Wall Sept 16, 2017
Girls with Chim(n)ay 5.10- The Northern End Sept 16, 2017
Gods Must Be Angry, The 5.10- The Northern End Sept 15, 2017
Gold Rush 5.10- Main Wall Sept 14, 2015 Sept 15, 2017
JR Token 5.10 Main Wall Sept 14, 2015 Sept 15, 2017
Long March, The 5.10+ Main Wall Sept 16, 2017
Mr. Squiggles 5.10b/c Main Wall Sept 15, 2017
Pan Handlin' 5.10 Main Wall Sept 15, 2017
Salad Daze 5.9 The Northern End Sept 14, 2015
Sleepy Hallow 5.10- The Northern End Sept 16, 2017
Space Between, The 5.10+ Main Wall Sept 16, 2017
Suzuki 5.10+ Main Wall Sept 15, 2017
Two Step Left 5.10- Main Wall Sept 14, 2015
Two Step Right 5.9+ Main Wall Sept 14, 2015
Wally's Warm-Up (aka U3) 5.9 Main Wall Sept 15, 2017
Where's Noah Vibbert 5.11- The Northern End Sept 14, 2015
Wondertwins 5.10 Main Wall Sept 16, 2017




Original trip reports for 1st and 2nd visits to Trout Creek....


September 2015 Trip Report to Trout Creek
1st trip to Trout Creek: 1 Day of Cragging (6 routes)

Dates: September 14, 2015
Trip Report #: 212
Partner: John Plotz

 
<-- Map of summer 2015
     climbing 
roadtrip 
     (click to enlarge)


Brief Trip Report: John and I were headed to Yosemite, but bailed halfway there due to wildfires near in the Valley. We detoured to Smith Rock and Trout Creek for the weekend, climbing one day at Smith Rock followed by a day at Trout Creek. This was my first time climbing at Trout Creek. I was impressed with the quality of the climbing. As a crack climber, I like this place!
Routes we climbed:
  1. Gold Rush (5.10-)
  2. Two Step Left (5.10-)
  3. Two Step Right (5.9+)
  4. JR Token (5.10)
  5. Salad Daze (5.9)
  6. Where's Noah Vibbert (5.11-)

PHOTOS

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1. Approaching the Main Wall from the right.
2. First view of the Main Wall. 
3. John leading Gold Rush. One of the best 5.10 cracks on the wall, so a good place to start!
4. View from top of Two Step Left. John belaying behind broken columns.
5. Looking up the splitter crack on JR Token. Another Trout Creek classic 5.10.
6. Salad Daze.
7. Where's Noah Vibbert.



September 2017 Trip Report to Trout Creek
2nd trip to Trout Creek: 2 Days of Cragging (13 routes)

Dates: September 15-16, 2017
Trip Report #: 275
Partner: Todd Anderson

 
<-- Map of summer 2017 
     climbing 
roadtrip 
     (click to enlarge)

Brief Trip Report: Todd and I had planned on a trip to the Pasayten, but a large wildfire caused us to adjust our plans (it was a fire that caused me to come to Trout Creek the first time too). So we headed to Oregon, climbing at Trout Creek for two days and then Smith Rock for one day. Todd and I climbed several of the "best 5.10"s at Trout.
Routes we climbed:
     Sept 15:
  1. Gold Rush (5.10-) / Pan Handlin' (5.10)
  2. Alchemy (5.12-)
  3. JR Token (5.10)
  4. Wally's Warm-Up (aka U3) (5.9)
  5. Mr. Squiggles (5.10b/c)
  6. Suzuki (5.10+)
  7. The Gods Must Be Angry (5.10-)
  8.  Sept 16:
  9. Sleepy Hallow (5.10-)
  10. Girls with Chim(n)ay (5.10-)
  11. Diminishing Returns (5.10+)
  12. The Long March (5.10+)
  13. Wondertwins (5.10)
  14. The Space Between (5.10+)

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1. Approaching the Main Wall from the left.
2. Gold Rush on left, Alchemy on right. We both led Gold Rush, then toproped the first 2/3 of Alchemy from the Gold Rush anchors, and continued the upper 1/3 of Alchemy on lead. (By the way, combining the start of Gold Rush with the finish of Alchemy is called Pan Handlin' on mountainproject, and makes for a nice extension to Gold Rush.)
3. Gold Rush.
4. Starting up Alchemy.
5. The upper 1/3 of Alchemy.
6. JR Token.
7. Climbing on the Main Wall.
8. Looking down at the toppled basalt columns at the base of the Main Wall.
9. Wally's Warm-Up (aka U3).
10. Wally's Warm-Up (aka U3).
11. Mr. Squiggles
12. Suzuki. The hexagonal form of the columns is clear in this photo.
13. The Gods Must Be Angry.
14. Hiking back to the campground after our first day of climbing. The Deschutes River flows below.
15. Sleepy Hallow.
16. Todd climbing Girls With Chim(n)ay. The stembox to the right is called Diminishing Returns, which we toproped after Girls With Chim(n)ay.
17. Just after exiting the chimney.
18. Diminishing Returns.
19. At the base of the Main Wall.
20. The Long March.
21. Wondertwins takes the pair of cracks about 1 foot apart.
22. Wondertwins.
23. Wondertwins.
24. The Space Between climbs the stembox.
25. Looking up the Space Between.
26. Todd toproping the Space Between.