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Short approach to varied climbing on columnar basalt
Over thirty routes of single-pitch sport and trad climbing can be found along the basalt columns at Greensprings Butte. The southwest aspect means cool climbing in the morning.
Greensprings is on private property, so access depends on good relations with the landowners. As always, practice a "leave no trace" ethic. Keep noise levels down. Pick up any trash you see. In particular, respect the owners' privacy by not wandering back beyond the top of the lower cliff band.
From the north, take I-5 exit 14 and follow OR-66 E for 14.2 miles to Tyler Creek Rd.
From the south, take I-5 exit 6 and follow OR-273 N for 6.6 miles. Turn right on OR-66 E and drive 9.0 miles to Tyler Creek Rd.
Turn right on Tyler Creek Rd. Drive 1/4 mile and park in the large pullout on the right side of the road. Look for the climbers' trail across the road.
5-10 mins of steep hiking brings you to a fork where, predictably, left leads to the left section (look for the Marge column) and right leads to the right section. Watch for occasional poison oak.
Where to stay
Camping (and additional climbing) can be found at Emigrant Lake campground.
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