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Annual Smith Rocks Sendathon · Fri. Nov. 10th - Mon. Nov. 13th

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Organized by: Kelsey Miller.

Start: Friday, Nov. 10th
End: Monday, Nov. 13th
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 7:30 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Clubroom


Once again, VOCers will make the pilgrimmage down to Smith Rocks State Park, Oregon. There, they will send sport multipitches, hike through Asterix Pass, climb their way through huecos, and admire the way the light hits Morning Glory Wall. The best of all - it will be dry! Join us on our journey and you will find your true climbing self over 4 days in Smith Rocks.

This trip is mostly self-sufficient which means you should find your own climbing partner, gear, tent partner and food. We will assembly at the pre-trip meeting to organize rides and those climbers looking for a partner. A stick-clip is recommended for most climbers since some of the first bolts can be quite high. See here for how to make your own stick clip, if you do not own one (note: your own mop/broom handle can substitute the painters pole, should it be long enough). 

What is Smith Rocks? (Spoiler Alert! And feel free to skip first 20s of video)

Smith Rocks is the birth-place of American sport climbing. There are beautiful lines going up faces which would not be protectable using traditional means so they were bolted. The rock is quite different from our local granite, with lots of pockets (some big enough to sit in), and lots of pebbles to pull on. Smith Rocks is not very top-rope friendly for the most part so it's recommended that someone in your party can lead climb.

To Bolt or Not to Be (5.14a)

Rappelling down the Monkey Face

NB: Much of these details were taken from A. Babian's last Smith Rocks trip post. :) 
NBB: I (the trip organizer) am not actually able to come on this trip, but as it is an independent trip I am happy to initially organize the masses. 

Posted: 2017-11-02 11:26:30
Last modified: 2017-11-03 01:59:45