Category Archives: Events

Monkey Swing into Marriage

While not the officiant at Eric and Gwen’s wedding on July 29, the Monkey provided the platform for an epic sunset marriage ceremony.

A fitting location, as the owners of Redpoint Climbers Supply, met at Smith and make their living with gear for the local climbing community. Dressed in traditional wedding attire, the bride and groom somehow kept Gwen’s gown from shredding on the way up.

Afterwards they jumped into their new role as husband and wife by taking the 100 foot Monkey Swing. Photo and video courtesy of Redpoint Climbers Supply.

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.

Pink Buffalo Holds the Monkey Face Half

No, there isn’t a new formation in the park in the shape of a Pink Buffalo.

Monkey Face Half trail run on River TrailThey are a team of race enthusiasts behind the Monkey Face Half Marathon and 4 Mile trail running races held here on Saturday, August 22.

The color pink is “just because.” The full explanation is here.

Monkey Face Half logo

The race takes its name from the park icon, Monkey Face.

The runners made a pair of counter-clockwise loops for the half marathon.

It climbed more than 900 feet between the start and the mile 2 marker. The run/walk 4 Milers did the Misery Ridge Loop.