2011 Smith Rock Spring Thing - May 7

Posted by ian caldwell on 05/03/11

Join us for the 19th Annual Smith Rock Spring Thing on Saturday May 7th.

This year we are going to be fixing the steps on Misery Ridge, finishing the Cinnamon Slab Area, installing new steps to the Dihedrals and lots of other projects throughout the park.

Sign up early at registration for a free t-shirt. First 150 people get shirts. Registration is from 8-10am in the main parking lot at Smith Rock State Park. Coffee and snacks also provided. Pick a project at registration and head to your work area. Many people bring their climbing packs and get a few pitches in at the end of the day.

In the evening we do a volunteer appreciation dinner, auction and slideshow at the barn near the Northern Point/Lower Gorge entrance. People start showing up around 5pm. Check out the sponsor booths, slackline and eagle nest (you might even see the baby eagles with spotting scope). Dinner at 6pm...free vegetarian burritos....yumm. Auction has lots of great climbing gear donated by sponsors. All the money raised goes towards future Spring Things and building materials for the trails. After the auction, Jim Thornburg will give a free slideshow for volunteers. http://www.jimthornburg.com/

And don't forget about the brownies baked by Terrebonne Depot.

Hope to see you there.

Ian Caldwell