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This is a massive chunk of rock South of Asterisk Pass. One of the tallest portions of rock in the park, it host a fine collection of old school and modern multipitch climbs. There has been a fair amount of route development here in the past several years. The crag is logicaly broken into several different sections, East Face routes (White Satin), Northeast Face (Sky Ridge), Phoenix Buttress (described as it's own area on this site), The Southern Tip (Kunza Korner), The Northwest Face (Cull's in Space), Cod Rock (Sunset Slab) and The West Face (Wherever I May Roam).

Getting There 

Depends greatly on what you want to climb.

48 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Smith Rock Group:
9999   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Sport, 50'   Southern Tip
Sky Chimney   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad   Northeast Face
Chalk Wave   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   Northwest Face
Sky Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   Northeast Face
Why Art Thou?   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Northwest Face
White Satin   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   Northeast Face
Sunset Slab   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Cod Rock
White Satin   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   East Face
Wherever I May Roam   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 5 pitches, 400'   Northwest Face
Sniffle Tower   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a C1     Trad, Aid, 5 pitches, 500'   East Face
Lost in Space   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   Northeast Face
Chalk Therapy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Northwest Face
Llama Enlightenment   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Llama Wall
Kunza Korner   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Southern Tip
Fall For Anything   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Northwest Face
Entering Relativity   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Llama Wall
Season's Change   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 6 pitches, 400'   Northeast Face
Eye of the Beholder   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Llama Wall
Blackened   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 70'   Llama Wall
Llama Sutra   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 90'   Llama Wall
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Entering Relativity 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c  OR : Smith Rock : ... : Llama Wall
A ridiculously well bolted pitch with generally great holds and fun movement. You start down low in a short but hard dihedral with three bolts in the first 12 or so feet of climbing.After that, romp up the rest of this extremely long route on great holds with good feet, carefully managing your body position to avoid getting pumped. Don't let your guard down though, there are one or two moves on this that are a little awkward despite the generally high quality climbing.There are a lot of bolts on...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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