Archive:Smith Rock 2010

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Main article: Smith Rock

Smith Rock State Park is the premier rockclimbing destination in Central Oregon and is famous worldwide as an early birth place of bolted sport climbing in North America. Climbing is on two primary volcanic rock types. The welded tuff of the main formations provides knobby and pocketed face and irregular crack climbs at all angles and all difficulties. The basalt columns of the upper and lower gorges provide steep splitter cracks and delicate bolted face climbs.

Fall and Spring are prime seasons, winter can be cold and snowy but manageable, summer is formidably hot.

Top-ropeable climbs are limited in number as most formations are more than 1/2 rope length high. However there are numerous quality bolted and traditionally protected climbs at easy grades for the beginner lead climber.


November 11th - 14th, 2010 (Remembrance Day Thursday, Friday and into the weekend)

Pre-Trip Meeting

TBA, in the clubroom

Note: Come if

  • You are carless
  • You are a driver with space in your car
  • You need directions on how to get there
  • You have questions/need to find a partner.

Sign Up

  1. James Painter
  2. Andrew Silversides
  3. Shaun McCracken plus 3 non members (Wed night to Sunday) Full car and self sufficient, hoping to meet you guys down there.604 240 7323
  4. Eddie R with friend Andrew from Portland, drop us a line 503 ‎866 5409


If you have space in your car, please post the spots. Passengers pay for gas. If you have a rope and/or rack, please indicate so that we can try and even out people with gear into cars with less gear (see below).

  • Name (number of spots) [trad] {Time of Departure from Vancouver - Time of Departure from Smith Rock}

  • James Painter (no more spots, going Wednesday afternoon till Sunday night)
  1. Andrew Silversides

Carless People

  • People in need of a ride.
  1. Eddie R - seeking partner to combine racks and attack the 5.7-5.10+ cracks of the Lower Gorge