Rock Climbing

There are several popular rock climbing spots in Mt. Hood National Forest. The best known are: French’s Dome, Bulo Point, and Pete’s Pile.

  • Frenches Dome is a small, volcanic dome with bolted routes just a short hike from Forest Road 18 (Lolo Pass Road) in Clackamas County (Lat/Long: 45.39788, -121.86013).

  • Bulo Point is a crag with 15+ bolted routes just north of Badger Creek Wilderness in Wasco County (Lat/Long: 45.37820, -121.47010).

  • Pete’s Pile is a popular climbing area along Hwy 35 in Hood River County (Lat/Long: 45.39950, -121.57079).

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Rock Climbing Areas

  • Zigzag Ranger District area description
  • French's Dome Trail #776 area description
  • French's Dome Trailhead
Areas & Activities


https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/mthood/recreation/climbing/?recid=52770&actid=37