Crane Mtn, OR
Copyright Chris Erikson 2005
Location: 10 miles SSE of Lakeview, OR
Coordinates: (NAD83 / WGS84 datum)
Wind: SW to NW
|Ready to launch, view to South
Access: Dirt Road, medium clearance, rocky
Season: June to mid October, limited by snowpack
Vertical Relief: 4000’+
Skill level: High Intermediate
Background: Crane Mtn is a former lookout site at 8347′ in south central Oregon, a few miles from Lakeview. This enormous ridge consists of a single narrow ridgeline at least 2000′ taller than the surrounding peaks. The ridge runs nearly perfectly north to south and the flying site is located at it’s northern terminus.
Posted by Chris Erikson on Oct 6, 2005
Intrepid Washington and Oregon slope explorer Chris Erikson has another one for us. Jumpoff Mountaion about 24 miles west of Yakima. The west face of this place looks killer!
Had this link on the site for a while but it was buried. Good info on Cape Cod slopes. I’ve been there myself and there are some super spots with slope soaring possible from almost any wind direction.