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Emigrant Lake Climbing

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Emigrant Lake Climbing

Penned in between the Cascade and Siskiyou ranges in the south end of the Rogue Valley, the sandstone cliffs at Emigrant Lake offer top roping, sport and traditional rock climbing just fifteen minutes from downtown Ashland. The crag is small and tucked away, with routes ranging 30 to 80 feet high. Top access is easy making it a great beginner area and stomping ground for many local climbers. The crag is southwest facing and it receives direct sunlight much of the day making it the best winter climbing destination in the valley.

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Directions: From downtown Ashland, head southeast on Siskiyou Blvd. Take a left onto Ashland Street and follow it past the freeway entrances and curve to the right (Ashland St. becomes OR-66/Greensprings Hwy). Turn left onto Emigrant Lake Road. Jackson County Parks and Recreation manage the climbing area and there is currently a $4 charge per vehicle. Continue past the pay station to the end of the road where the RV campground is. Park at the trailhead and hike for approximately a half mile to the crag.

Outdoor Recreation Safety Note: Please be sure to read our safety note on our Outdoor Recreation home page.

Rock climbing at Emigrant Lake

Climbing at Emigrant Lake