What You Should Consider Before Starting Out Rock Climbing

By: Muna wa Wanjiru

When most people imagine of mountain climbing in Oregon, they first think of Mt. Hood. They form images of climbers who are buried in the snow while being rescued and other thrilling incidents.

Oregon is full of climbs some less difficult and others which and few of them are less familiar but give a challenging climb to the peak or summit. Rock climbing Oregon is a very thrilling rock climbing experience at the same time it is very risky, so proper first aids and recovery aids must arranged to prevent casualties.

Rock climbing Oregon on Oregon's continuous Mountains can be an exciting and distinctive way to see the beauty this state has with it. Imagine looking down at immaculate lakes, hills and deep valleys, or down the Cascades at the peaks to the northern and the southern directions.

Given below are some of the climbs that you can complete in a single day. Please note that three Fingered Jack and Mount Washington must be climbed only under the guidance of an experienced guide or group. The Three Fingered Jack and Washington Mountain require roping up for different levels of the climb. These climbs are not labeled to be technically hard but can be really exhausting trips.

Before trying out rock climbing Oregon, please consider the following:

Undergo training in the skill of mountaineering that will include tips on how to handle avalanches.

Be familiar and have enough in rock climbing

Always plan a climb with a club or commercial guide. The local guides available in that area organizes trips, gives information on weather conditions and several important facts to be known before rock climbing.

The abbreviation OMA means anyone whose physical condition is good enough to climb with the help of a leader or guide who is experienced in this field. Do not try to climb the mountain without a guide if you are not familiar with the terrain.

Have sturdy leather boots and weather resistant clothing to keep one's body temperature normal, for example, clothing made from wool. Guide services will provide ropes, harnesses, helmets and several basic climbing requirements.

Remember that rock climbing Oregon can be dangerous at times that it may cause severe damage to the person because of even a mild slip so it must not be attempted with an experienced guide.

Volcanoes are followed by the Pacific Crest Trail. These volcanoes are from the northern to the southern direction along the cascades.
3 Fingered Jack is located at an elevation of 7,841 feet from mean sea level. This unique formation can best be climbed from the South Ridge, where there are less loose rocks. 3 Fingered jack has small, jagged and rocky crest. Join the OMA for their annual climb to its peak each fall.

Rising to 7,794 feet above mean sea level, this peak was first hiked in the year 1923. This climb is also as difficult as the three-fingered jack is. The peak is ideal to climb from the North Ridge. From the peak one enjoy views of Big Lake.

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