Routes on French's Dome

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We like French's Dome

One of the better areas for Sport climbing in the Portland area. Everything is located around one crag, so you don't have to look far for the next climb. Very short hike from the parking area. It is well shaded, making it a great summer spot.
French's is a great little crag. 20 or so routes all bolted. Starting with an easy 5.6 that goes all the way to the top, providing a beautiful view of Mt. Hood and a fun free hanging rappel. There's also some tough stuff too: 5.12b/c. There aren't too many routes in the 5.9-10 range, but I guess that's more reason to push into the 11's, right? At about an hour+ from downtown this is a great place to go for a day trip.
This is a fun dome, and was the first place I ever climber outdoors, but doesn't actually have that many routes around the same difficulty; it's easy to exhaust the routes you can do in two days.

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