Category Archives: Climbing

The Man Behind the Smith Rock Climbing Guidebook–Alan Watts

Getting ready to blast the old site into oblivion, we came across a few gems, like this article done for the inaugural launch of SmithRock.com.

We felt it most appropriate to re-post it now, as Alan is being interviewed once again for a documentary here at the park–an upcoming feature. Enjoy.

March 2000 – For our inaugural launch we have a special interview with Alan Watts, the one climber most familiar with — and responsible for — Smith Rock’s climb to prominence as an international sport climbing destination.¬†

Classic Craggin’ at Smith

The American Alpine Club and C.A.M.P. held their annual Smith Rock Craggin’ Classic over Labor Day weekend with pro athletes Beth Rodden and Jonathan Siegrist.

Each year climbers come¬†from all over for clinics, food, beverages and the Craggin’ Classic Raffle with movies on Saturday night.

Starting with a happy hour and slideshow hosted by Black Diamond at Redpoint Climbers Supply Friday night while the rain dumped, it was all outdoors the rest of the weekend in perfect 70s climbing temps.

climber at AAC Smith Rock Craggin' Classic
photos courtesy of AAC

Shoe demos and all day climbing clinics were available to attendees for an additional fee.

Karate Crack

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