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About Callahans:

A great climbing area in Southern Oregon. The Callahans are actually a series of sandstone crags that sit 1500 vertical feet above the Flournoy Valley below, on a beautiful fir tree covered hill formation. The Callahans have over 200 climbs ranging from 5.5 to 5.13 on over 35 rocks. The hike up is a little long, but not overly grueling. The view is definitely worth it. *NOTE* - Please try not to block the gate when parking
Nearest town or city: Roseburg
Directions: Lower approach from Touchstone Road (Taken from Greg Orton's "Rock Climbing Southwest Oregon") From Interstate 5 take Exit-125 onto Garden Valley Boulevard. Drive 3 miles west on Garden Valley to Melrose Road. Turn left onto Melrose Rd. Follow Melrose Rd. 5.0 miles to where Melrose Rd. deadends on to Flournoy Valley Rd. Turn right onto Flournoy Valley Rd. and travel 5.5 miles turning right onto Touchstone Road. Drive 1.8 miles to the locked gate. Be sure to leave room for people to turn around. From the gate walk several hundred yards up the gravel road to the first LEFT switchback turn. The small trail starts on the uphill side of this turn, near the beginning of the turn. Follow this trail 3/4 miles up the hill, gaining around 750 vertical feet, to the base of the rocks.
Latitude, Longitude: 43.18867, -123.58337
Access Issues: The land is owned by Weyerhauser, but the access is open for climbers. The relationship is a good relationship but normal rules apply. No fires, camping, pick up garbage etc. Also don't park in front of the gate and leave some room so they can open the gate. They patrol and get mad when they can't pull out their wood. Access is open for driving to the upper trailheads in the Callahans on Saturdays and Sundays (not weekdays) when the gates are open (generally October - March).
Camping:
When to Climb: Summer
Quantity of Climbs: Month

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  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies Callahans (Access Oct-March) g_orton 0 Oct 29 2013, 7:37 AM
With Replies Temporary Closure (March - August 2012) g_orton 2 Aug 06 2012, 6:54 PM
With Replies Still open? davidaw 2 Nov 10 2011, 7:31 AM
With Replies Wet? MarcusWaterman 2 Jun 16 2011, 6:11 AM
With Replies climb types Silentraven 4 Apr 14 2011, 9:13 PM
With Replies Map... davidaw 2 May 04 2011, 12:16 PM
With Replies OPEN iching 3 Jun 07 2011, 12:40 PM
With Replies closed kupright 2 Aug 26 2010, 7:03 PM
With Replies Iron Maiden, Callahans iching 1 Jul 29 2010, 7:45 AM
With Replies Access: still open? Perfecto 6 Oct 10 2009, 8:07 PM
With Replies Gate Open iching 1 Nov 16 2008, 10:26 PM
With Replies Callahans - closed again for fire season iching 1 Sep 08 2008, 8:28 PM
With Replies Callahans & Umpqua - open access iching 2 Sep 03 2008, 7:05 PM
With Replies Access Closed TurfMonkey 2 Aug 15 2008, 4:36 PM
With Replies Callahans, Limited Access? jimdesh 3 Jan 23 2008, 3:08 AM