Monument Area Reopens

Posted by Mike Volk on 07/04/13

From the Smith Rock State Park office:
The Golden Eagle Climbing Closure in the Monument area has been lifted for the 2013 nesting season.

It has been a particularly successful year with two chicks fledged.

Park staff/volunteers will have the signs pulled by Sat 7-6-13.

Kiss of Lepers and Spiderman Buttress Reopen

Posted by Mike Volk on 07/01/13

From the Smith Rock State Park Office:
As of 6-29-13 the Prairie Falcon Closures will be lifted. Climbing activity in the two closure areas (Kiss of Lepers and Spiderman Buttress) will then reopen.

Loose Bolt on Hemp Liberation

Posted by Mike Volk on 06/19/13

Route condition report e-mailed to
Ed and I climbed Hemp Liberation two weeks ago. The second bolt is quiet loose. Moving past the bolt to the good holds out left is a little tricky for someone whose limit is in the upper 5.10 range. If you fall and pull the bolt you are on the ground for sure.

Loose Anchor Bolt on Watermark

Posted by Mike Volk on 05/30/13

Reported by phone on 5/24 from the Pleasure Palace:
The left bolt of the anchor on Watermark is loose.

Spiderman Buttress Closed

Posted by Mike Volk on 04/26/13

From the Smith Rock State Park office:
A pair of falcons are nesting in the Spiderman Buttress area. Climbing routes and the ground around the base of the nest area are closed but hiking trails remain open.

Falcon's will defend their nest aggressively. They can be a danger to climbers, and vice versa.

Closure PDF

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