Smith Rock ~ Climbing Weekend

  • March 22 · 8:00 AM

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.

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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.

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  • Jason W

    Thanks to Bruce for picking a great weather weekend months in advance. Sometimes you get lucky!

    March 25

  • Richard D.

    I have a good time climbing. However since there was no meet up time and location. I did not see many people in the group.

    March 24

    • Rick M.

      Sorry we missed you Richard. We'll have to better coordinate next time. I probably walked past, or even talked to folks without realizing they were part of the meetup

      March 25

  • Juan Bautista G.

    Hi everyone, I want to thank you all for for sharing your climbing, time, gear and experience. Looking forward to meet you again and add people to the group!

    Juan

    2 · March 25

    • Rick M.

      I'd like to thank the ropeguns of the weekend!

      March 25

  • Rod M.

    Bruce and rod are @ the yurt

    March 22

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rod and I are at Thriftway, in Terrebonne. Will arrive shortly.

    March 22

  • Rick M.

    We're at site 5. Plenty of room for cars and tents.

    1 · March 21

    • A former member
      A former member

      Groovy.

      March 21

  • Rick M.

    It sounds like everyone is staying at skull hollow. Juan and I will be there tonight - leaving p-town in 3 hours!

    1 · March 21

  • Richard D.

    Is everyone good with rides? I have room for one more if needed. Leaving Portland about 5:30/6:00 AM Saturday. Call[masked]

    March 21

  • Jeff C

    Is there a plan, time/place for meeting? I will be driving over early Sat AM. I lead easy/moderate trad & sport. Have rope, rack, Smith guide book and experience climbing at Smith. I need a partner(s) for Saturday and Sunday. Send me a note on here or text me at[masked]-0288.
    Cheers,
    Jeff

    March 20

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll arrive around 10am. I have a gray Toyota Tundra.

      March 20

    • Jeff C

      I'll look for you Bruce. Juan Bautista Garate and I are planning on meeting at the State Park Yurt at 10am. I'll be in a gold VW Vanagon Camper.

      March 21

  • Richard D.

    My text/phone number s[masked]-3791. Base on my experience (with Verizon) is that cell reception in the Smith Rock SP parking lot is good. However, the reception on the road between Terrebounne and the park is very spotty. Also there are spots along US-97 where you may lose reception. I have been told that the reception at the base of The Dihedrals and The Christian Brothers, East is extremely poor.

    March 21

  • Alyssa T.

    Just changed my mind to skull hollow. I'll be getting in tomorrow night. I'll have a sign on my car door. Come find me[masked]

    March 20

  • Adriane

    Just wondering if there was a camping plan - - climber bivy vs Skull Hollow. We are planning to come, but likely won't be there until mid Saturday.

    March 16

    • Alyssa T.

      Bivy!

      March 19

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm staying at Skull Hollow.

      March 20

  • A former member
    A former member

    For those spending a night or two, overnight lows in the 20's. Bring a warm sleeping bag.

    March 20

  • Richard D.

    I will be arriving at Smith about 9:00 am Saturday morning. I will be bring ropes (70m) and trad and sport gear for anyone interested in some trad climbing.

    March 20

  • Kellye J.

    I will toodle in mid morning on Saturday. I will be staying at Skull Hollow...the bivy is a little too small aand crowded for my likes, even though it is SO close to those gorgeous rocks! Maybe we should all have a piece of paper in our car windows that says "Portland Climbing and Mountaineering" so all us newbies can find each other in the crowd...just sayin'

    March 19

    • Rick M.

      I don't know how great reception is out there but you can text/call us. my # is[masked]

      March 20

  • Alyssa T.

    Got the dates off from work. Stoked! Pm me if you need a ride. I have room for 2 more.

    March 1

    • Juan Bautista G.

      Rick, I have a car and would like to carpool. Pls message me if you are still interested:[masked]

      March 20

    • Rick M.

      excellent! message sent.

      March 20

  • Rick M.

    Smith Guidebook: After looking all over Portland and the Terrebonne climbing shop, I bought mine here: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=t...­

    March 20

  • Juan Bautista G.

    Hi everyone. I am new to the area so I don´t know many people yet. I am looking for carpooling so if anybody is interested please contact me: [masked] or to 360.980.7046. I have place for 4 others. I was thinking about heading on Friday afternoon but I can be flexible.
    In other hand, is anybody bringing a bookguide? I could not get it today in 2 different places, so I would appreciate any suggestions!

    March 20

  • Anders

    I'm coming with two others on Friday night and this is our first time at Smith. Is there a time/place we can plan to meet with others in this group? Maybe Saturday morning?
    My # is[masked] if anyone wants to get a hold of us. Looking forward to meeting you all!

    March 19

    • Alyssa T.

      Me and another friend will be coming in Friday night as well and on the rock as soon as possible the next morning. I think we're planning on camping at the site. [masked] looking forward to meeting you guys!

      March 19

    • Alyssa T.

      And by site I meant the smith campground. Ha!

      March 19

  • Rick M.

    What luck! Randomly came across this group last week and a trip to Smith is what I need.
    I have room for 3 people + gear, rope, draws, etc. Let me know if you want a ride Fri pm or Sat am.

    March 16

    • Rick M.

      oops, I meant I have rope, draws, etc.

      March 19

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am planning to arrive on Saturday at 10 am. I'd like to climb with the group. I'll be camping at Skull Hollow.

    March 19

  • Rod M.

    I've arranged to ride on Saturday with Bruce

    March 18

  • Rod M.

    I've arranged to ride on Saturday with Bruce

    March 18

  • Tina K.

    Can't go this weekend but would love to go another time this spring!

    March 17

  • Rod M.

    [masked]

    March 16

  • Rod M.

    my car is broke so I need to ride share

    March 16

  • Rod M.

    my car's broke so I need to share a ride

    March 16

  • Kellye J.

    Count me as a maybe, I have to see if I can get work off for the weekend. I have a rope, some rack pieces, slings and sundry accumulated gear. Will bring it all. I am especially interested in toproping this trip as I havent climbed all winter.

    March 16

  • Grant L.

    would love to get connected with the group and try and make it out to smith with anyone who is able to go. I can set up and clean climbs if needed, and can bring a rope, set of draws, as well as some gear to place. Feel free to contact me / keep me in the loop of things?

    excited to meet up, and climb with you guys!

    1 · February 14

  • Anders

    Nick and I are bringing a rope. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

    February 10

  • Jason W

    I can play on Sunday. I Have a trad rack of singles in nuts/hexes/cams to #3, 70m and 50m ropes. Have led 5.6 trad @ smith, 5.9 sport. My main interest is leading multipitch trad routes. Up for some classic sport multis like voyage of cowdog and wherever I may roam.

    February 8

    • A former member
      A former member

      Both of those routes look pretty good. Let's see how things play out.

      February 10

  • Alyssa T.

    I have a ride and a rack of draws that I'd be happy to contribute. I could drive if need be too!

    1 · February 8

    • Alyssa T.

      And by ride I meant rope XD

      February 8

  • Jenn H

    I don't lead but would love to come along. Have rope.

    1 · February 8

    • A former member
      A former member

      Welcome, bring the rope.

      February 8

  • Jenn H

    I don't lead but would love to come along. Have rope.

    February 8

  • Arielle C.

    I haven't done a lot of outdoor rock climbing. However, I do a lot of mountaineering and indoor rock climbing. Really looking to climb more outdoors. I have all of the gear you listed and know how to use it :)

    February 8

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