- Sport 60% 60%
- Trad 40% 40%
- Aid 1% 1%
- Toprope 12% 12%
- Bouldering 5% 5%
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Towering over the gateway to the Columbia River Gorge, Broughton Bluff is one of the most popular and high-quality crags in Portland. With over a 60-year history of climbers clinging to its 160-foot high walls, this crag is a popular after-work and weekend destination. The climbs here are excellent and the area offers dozens of trad, sport, and mixed routes. There is even a little bouldering at the Magma Zone Bouldering Area west of the main crag.
A water supply to fill bottles and get water access can be found at the
There are public toilets
Although there is access to the top at a few select areas, particularly at the Hanging Gardens left side. For most of the area leading is required to set TRs.
Don’t miss the popular and often overcrowded swimming access just across the road from the crag.
Camping is possible very close to the crag at the nearby RV park. See tab below.
Take exit 18 off of I-84 and go left, heading away from the highway and toward a railroad trestle. Immediately after the trestle park at the parking area on the left. This is not the first parking area that is along the highway exit ramp, rather this is the lot just down the road, on the left, near a large green area and obvious state park signage. There is always available parking. Park and walk toward the hillside and Broughton Bluff. In the back of the
Camping is available across the road at the RV campground. There are also numerous options for camping towards the gorge and Mt Hood.
Late spring to late autumn is best. Winter
This is a local park with excellent access. Climbing is allowed and climbers have an excellent relationship. Make sure to pack out trash.
Bouldering is located
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