I originally posted this meet-up on another site. I no longer lead trips for that group, but am still a member.
Getting a headstart on this one. Let's go to Smith for the weekend. Looking for other climbers to spend the weekend at Smith Rock. All levels are welcome. I am only leading 5.7- 5.8 these days, and would love to meet some other rock climbers. I have two ropes and gear for setting top ropes. Please, let me know your skill level and let me know if you can bring a rope.
To sign up you must have your own harness, helmet, rock shoes, belay device, and know how to use it.
We will be camping at the climbers campsite or Skull Hollow.
Disclaimer of Liability
CLIMBING IS A DANGEROUS SPORT! Involvement in rock climbing carries a significant risk of personal injury or death. CLIMB AT YOUR OWN RISK!
If you climb, you may die or be seriously injured. This is true whether you are experienced or not, trained or not, equipped or not, though training and equipment may help. It's a fact, climbing is extremely dangerous. If you don't like it, stay at home. You really shouldn't be doing it anyway. We do not provide supervision or instruction. We are not responsible for, and do not inspect or maintain climbing anchors (including bolts, pitons, slings, trees, etc.) As far as we know, any of them can and will fail and send you plunging to your death. There are countless tons of loose rock ready to be dislodged and fall on you or someone else. There are any number of extremely and unusually dangerous conditions existing on and around the rocks. We may or may not know about any specific hazard, but even if we do, don't expect us to try to warn you. You're on your own. Rocks and other objects can fall from the cliffs. They can tumble down slopes. This can happen naturally, or be caused by people above you, such as climbers. Rocks of all sizes, including huge boulders, can shift, move or fall with no warning. Use of helmets is advised for anyone approaching the rock. They won't save you if you get hit by something big or on another part of your body. A whole rock formation might collapse on you and kill you. Don't think it can't happen! CLIMBING IS A DANGEROUS SPORT! Involvement in rock climbing carries a significant risk of personal injury or death. CLIMB AT YOUR OWN RISK!
PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK; Organizers are volunteers. We come prepared to lead you on a climb or off trail hike but assume no liability for your safety getting to or from the trail-head or on the climb. In case of accident, illness, or other incapacity, climbers must pay for their own medical and/or evacuation expenses, whether or not the climber has specifically authorized them.