Monument Area Annual Closure

Posted by Mike Volk on 02/06/14

The Golden Eagles are nesting on the Monument this year so the surrounding area is closed through July 31st or until the state park office lifts the closure.

Staender Ridge is open.

Picnic Lunch Wall Closure on 10/9

Posted by Mike Volk on 10/07/13

From the Smith Rock State Park office:
The Picnic Lunch Wall area will be closed on October 9th from 5 AM to 10 PM for filming.

MGW Closure on Tuesday, 9/10

Posted by Mike Volk on 09/09/13

From the Smith Rock State Park office:
Morning Glory Wall will be closed from around 7AM to around 10AM on Tues 9-10-13 for commercial filming shoot.

New Red Wall Route - Dirty Pinkos, 5.9+

Posted by Mike Volk on 09/03/13

Original information was sent to SmithRock.com from Ted Stahl and was edited by Mike Volk:
Mike Reusse and I completed the climb [Dirty Pinkos] last summer but were hesitant to post until it was cleaned further. I think it is a great adventure route. Similar in rock quality to "Wherever I May Roam" when it was first put up. The crux of the route is on the second pitch. The third pitch is a 120' traverse and goes at 5.8. Leader and follower need to be strong on 5.8. The fourth pitch is slabby 5.5 to a vertical 5.8 move getting off the climb.

Climbers are encouraged to use the 4th pitch and not the gully (erosion will literally kill fellow climbers and tourists). Descend via Misery Ridge Trail.

See the topo for exact location - Dirty Pinkos Topo PDF

All Nesting Closures Lifted

Posted by Mike Volk on 07/04/13

From the Smith Rock State Park office:
Heads up on another closure that will be lifted next week: The Bald Eagle Closures on the Canyon Trail and Bivy Camp rim sites will be lifted on 7-13-13.

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