Ascent of Smith Rock on 2010-09-26
|Date:||Sunday, September 26, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6640 ft / 2023 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI approached Smith Rock from FR 37 and then Fr 3770. I followed this all the way up to Blue Rock. 2WD ok. From Blue Rock you can get a glimpse of Smith Rock about .5 mile away. Blue Rock is on the Skylakes Wilderness Boundary and Smith Rock is in the wilderness. I hiked down to the Blue/Mith saddle and then up to Smith Rock. The summit of Smith Rock is a rock outcropping that requires some Class 3 rock climbing for the last 50 ft of elevation. It looks like there are several different routes to the summit. I took the direct appraoch and climbed up the southwest ridge. This is a fun scramble and mostly solid rock. Great views from the summit.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||513 ft / 156 m|
| Distance:||1.2 mi / 1.9 km|
| Route:||Southwest Ridge|
| Trailhead:||6127 ft / 1867 m|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
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