Smith Rock is Oregon’s premier rock climbing destination, and one of the best sport climbing areas in the United States with over 1800 routes, so I'm sure we'll find plenty to do.
Getting there: Smith Rock State Park is located in the town of Terrebonne, Oregon. Take Smith Rock Drive East off of Hwy. 97 in Terrebonne, then take a left on 17th Street, a right on Wilcox Ave, and finally a left on Crooked River Drive to the main parking lot.
Driving time: Smith Rock State Park is approximately 6-7 hours from Seattle. So it might be wise to get the travelling out of the way on Friday (I'm heading up Friday morning so will be there from Friday afternoon to Monday morning).
At 9am we'll dawdle at the yurt (the round thing in this pic)
Because the chance of rain has increased for Sunday, we'll move the plans and do the Marsupials area, which is a hike out of 45-60 mins to start at Koala Rock
And on the way maybe stop at Staender Ridge, starting at Adit Rock
We'll gather maybe hit Morning Glory to see if we can snag '5 Gallon Buckets' amongst others, and then either back to the Marsupials if there's stuff we still want to do, or formulate another plan.
Stuff to Bring
The Essentials: Harness and shoes. Water and sunblock. Camping gear if joining us for that
The Useful Additions: Slings, quickdrawers, rope, helmet, slings, carabiners, anchors, chalk, cams and nuts would be handy. And the guides also recommend stick clips and a commitment to using them regardless of your opinion on them.
There is a $5.00/car fee to use Smith Rock that can be paid for at the kiosk in the main parking lot. The Smith Bivy area which is adjacent to the park-- look for the sign just before the main parking lot. There are bathrooms, water, and a cooking area; no fires are allowed. Be aware this is tent camping only - you cannot sleep in your vehicles.
However, if this place is full, or if you really, really want to make a fire there is also Skull Hollow just down the road...
No water, no showers, but flame is permitted.
I'll email all the rsvp-ers nearer the date and we can trade numbers to ensure late arrivals or lostee's (it happens, and because of the distances to be travelled I'm sure some will be early, some will be late) can locate us or catch up or get directions (if I don't reply immediately give it a little while, I might be climbing, belaying someone, or just out of breath from hiking).
In the parking area, look for the champagne colored Toyota Corola with the 'LA County Coroner' sticker. At the crags look for the Union Jack painted climbing helmet.