Elevation: 2,697 ft
GPS: 44.359, -121.15 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Bryson Slothower on Mar 17, 2006 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Kevin MP, Nate Ball, Micah Klesick
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Nesting Closures Details

Description

The southern most part of Smith Rock Group (and of Smith Rock), this crag is located where both the trail and Crooked River make a near-180 degree turn and head back north toward Asterisk Pass. When approaching from the front side (from Phoenix Buttress), the first batch of climbs (encountered just before rounding the tip) range in difficulty from 5.10c to 5.12a. For easier climbs, continue around the tip to the section called Waterfall Slab. Southern Tip's most popular route is Kunza Korner (5.10c).

Getting There

From the parking area, hike down and cross the bridge, then turn left. Stay on the low trail and follow the river downstream past the Dihedrals, past the turn off for Asterisk Pass, and past Phoenix Buttress to the very southern tip of Smith Rocks where both the trail and Crooked River make a near-180 turn. Southern Tip starts just before this turn and continues around the corner where the easier climbs of the Waterfall Slab section can be found.
There is a cave like feature at the Tip which offers rain protection and shade from the summer sun.

13 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Southern Tip

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 72
9999
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 56
Amelia Dearheart
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 67
Kunza Korner
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 19
I'm Your Hate
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Sabotage
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
South Park
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
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 72
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Amelia Dearheart
 56
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Kunza Korner
 67
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
I'm Your Hate
 19
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Sabotage
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
South Park
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Sun & Shade

Details: The Waterfall Slab section is shaded in the morning, the harder climbs found before the near-180 degree turn start getting shade mid-afternoon.

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