Middle School climbing at Horsethief Butte
Eleven Middle School students made the trip away from rainy Portland to spend a day in the sun of Horsethief Butte. their goal: to climb as many routes as possible. The kids scampered routes both easy and difficult on the 30 foot basalt walls of the formation. Students were belayed by experienced climbers and leaders.
We also took a look at some Indian pictographs on the rocks. Horsethief Butte is very near the loation of the formerr Celilo Falls where tribes from the Northwest spent time fishing.