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catching a ride with the thumb, Smith Rock Oregon.


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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : The Dihedrals : Rebirth (5.8)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Sep 10, 2014

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Comments: You can't protect Rebirth with natual pro. Rebirth is much better rock than the inside of the chimney. They are about 20 feet seperated between Rattlesnake and Rebirth but both are chimney climbs. that way trad climbers can go up the dirty inside hole and sport climbers can experience the exposed wider chimney on the outside edge. Nothing but posotive feedback regarding the quality of the climb so far. Thx for your feedback Mike. Cheers:)


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Smith Rock Group : Northeast Face : European vacation (5.11a R)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Jul 2, 2014

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Comments: As of July 1st 2014 the bolts are at the summit and can be rapped from the top on a 70 although the anchors on the summit are kinda hard to find they are there. you have to do some very exposed down climbing to find them. there is another set of more easily accessible rap anchors on the south west side but those are not what your rapping from. also I found three cams that someone bailed on. What a score!!!!


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Red Wall : Flex (5.9)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: At this point, I can't really recall what the routes movement was like. I'll go climb it again this spring and fix the description if need be. Thanks for your recommendation Jacob. It is a good route.


Location: OR : Mt Hood : French's Dome : Yellow Brick Road (5.10b PG13)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: A little easier. !0a (opinion) at the crux if you compare it to other routes at frenches dome.


Location: OR : Mt Hood : French's Dome : Yellow Brick Road (5.10b PG13)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Jan 27, 2014

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Comments: I rarely change the grade from what is listed in the local guidebook but I do agree that it doesn't feel like a 10b.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Angel Flight Crags : Call Yer Mom (5.8)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Oct 31, 2013

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Comments: Thx Jack. I just saw your message and changed it. Do you know who is credited with the F.A. by chance? Thx again for your help with this error:)


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Smith Rock Group : Northeast Face : Snibble Tower (5.9 C1)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Oct 31, 2013

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Comments: what is sniffle tower? also, the 10a first pitch is pretty acurrate to other 10as in the park.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Shipwreck Wall : Voyage of the Cowdog (5.8+)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Apr 5, 2012

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Comments: Did this route two days ago. The left fat bolt moves. Not just the hanger but the bolt itself moved about a sixteenth of an inch in every direction. Great third pitch. worth the trudge up the first two pitches for sure.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : The Christian Brothers : Heresy (5.11c)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Apr 8, 2011

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Comments: We did this route with snow falling and blood dripping from a failed Dino straight up the last section. The technical finish works better... Trust me.


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Beacon Rock : South East Corner (5.7)
By: Derrick Peppers When: Oct 2, 2010

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Comments: I would agree with Peter F. The 1st and third were the only great parts to the route, however, what a third pitch it was. The whole climb is very worth it if only for that third pitch.