Where can I get up to Class 3 scrambling trails near Portland?

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Re: Where can I get up to Class 3 scrambling trails near Portland?

Post by retired jerry » September 28th, 2019, 1:08 pm

I was thinking of the Elk Mountain hike too. Steep and scrambly although maybe not quite class 3. Good hike regardless.

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Re: Where can I get up to Class 3 scrambling trails near Portland?

Post by aiwetir » September 28th, 2019, 10:22 pm

Having fun scrambling Class 3 is a slippery slope towards bouldering and rock climbing. I know this from experience. I say harness up and go for a climb and leave the scrambles for you approaches.

There's a great scramble in and out of the Owens River Gorge in California. I also recommend getting in your car right now and heading down there for that. :D
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Re: Where can I get up to Class 3 scrambling trails near Portland?

Post by adamschneider » September 28th, 2019, 10:39 pm

aiwetir wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 10:22 pm
Having fun scrambling Class 3 is a slippery slope towards bouldering and rock climbing. I know this from experience. I say harness up and go for a climb and leave the scrambles for you approaches.
I'm the opposite. Every time I scramble, I think, "god, this is so much less hassle than rock climbing." Keep all that gear away from me!

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Re: Where can I get up to Class 3 scrambling trails near Portland?

Post by retired jerry » September 29th, 2019, 5:55 am

yeah, same here, class 3 fine with me

if you get some experience on more difficult climbing, then you can back off to scrambling which will become less difficult and more fun

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