What are the best places at smith to practice SPI skills. Looking for easy access to the cliff tops with ability to place gear for anchors instead of bolts. I also would love to stay out of the way of other climbers. I am thinking the basalt will be the best bet. I have climbed at Smith extensively but never been to that portion of the crag so I don't know for sure. Thanks
I concur, the basalt would be best. Northern point area or other basalt is probably best. You also have trees up to top to practice your bowline and static line anchor building, etc. It's also good practice to just walk along the base and build anchor after anchor after anchor in all kinds of different configurations.