Dr. David Brauner of Oregon State University kicks off this year’s Annual Oregon Archaeology Celebration at Smith Rock State Park on Saturday, October 3 at 7:00 PM.
His talk on Oregon’s Fur Trade Era is first of a 5 part series of presentations held at the Welcome Center every Saturday in October. Dr. Brauner will describe the early global competition over the abundant natural and physical resources in the Oregon Territory.
Each 1.5 hour presentation includes a question and answer period. They are open to the public and free of charge with a $5 day-use or annual pass required for parking. Read more...(114 words, 5 images, estimated 27 secs reading time)
Thanks to the fast work of Ian Caldwell, fondly known as the “Mayor of Smith Rock” and others from park management, as of 1:30 PM on 9/15/15, the First Kiss climbing route re-opened after its brief few days closure.
According to the park the large rock and many smaller rocks in question have been removed. Sorry we didn’t get the chance to film the trundle this time!
Here’s more detail from Ian: Read more...(178 words, 5 images, estimated 43 secs reading time)
Like 97 parking spots along the west side of Crooked River Drive just south of the park entrance sign?
You’re right. They’re gone per a Deschutes County resolution citing both safety concerns and road damage issue from cars straddling the edge of the road and the shoulder. The east side has not been open to parking at all, and the county has been pretty tolerant of the overflow parking situation at the park until now. Read more...(139 words, 5 images, estimated 33 secs reading time)
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.
Shoe demos and all day climbing clinics were available to attendees for an additional fee. Read more...(167 words, 6 images, estimated 40 secs reading time)
Online resource for adventurers to Smith Rock State Park. Detailed information for rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, slacklining and horseback riding.