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Smith Rock 2019 Raptor Nesting Site Closures Begin on February 8

Smith Rock 2019 Raptor Nesting Site Closures Begin on February 8

Golden and Bald eagles closures are in effect starting this Friday, February 8, 2019 to August 1, 2019. They've been flying around actively amongst the crags courting, and possibly mating, according to the rumor mill. Eagle nesting site closures for climbing routes and camping along the Bivy rim at Smith Rock State Park will go into effect at that time, with detailed route closures by area below. Falcon nesting closures are coming on February 15.

Friday the 13th Brings Good Luck to First Kiss Climbers

Friday the 13th Brings Good Luck to First Kiss Climbers

SmithRock.com is happy to report for all you anxious climbers that the First Kiss climbing area is open again as of tomorrow, Friday, July 13. As far as park management knows, the chicks fledged successfully, bringing all climbing closures to an end for the season

Only Glass Separates You From Smith Rock's (and more) Climbing Past

Only Glass Separates You From Smith Rock's (and more) Climbing Past

A picture might be worth a thousand words, but an artifact speaks volumes. A new exhibit at the High Desert Museum entitled "Ascent:  Climbing Explored" has so many artifacts from renowned area and regional climbers it's a veritable candy store for climbers, and non-climbers alike. You just can't take any of the candy home with you.