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Bouldering is a style of rock climbing characterized by shorter climbs where no rope is used. Climbers are six or more feet of the ground and when finished with a route (known as a problem) they either climb back down or if the problem permits, they jump off the rock face to the ground. Usually there is a thick foam pad on the ground called a crash pad.

Hidden Gem

Got a hot tip on a new outdoor place from a friend so we decided to check it out today. This place had no name, a single bolted route rated a 5.9+ and a whole bunch of top rope-able stuff.

The only downside is that neither of us can climb beyond the first bolt on an outside 5.9 and we arrived too late to set up anchors. We ended up messing around a bit before giving up for another day.

Its twenty minutes north of Portland and a 15 minute flat walk approach. Great to know this ledge is nearby.