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Ascent of Smith Rock on 2010-09-26

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Sunday, September 26, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Smith Rock
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:6640 ft / 2023 m

Ascent Trip Report

I 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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