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Fatal fall in Lower Gorge @ Smith Rock

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Paul L · · Portland, OR · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 225

RIP to the fallen climber, and condolences to friends and family.

I've never actually climbed in the lower gorge, but I've also never heard the hike down described as dangerous in any way, so I'm a bit surprised to read this.  

Andrew Child · · Corvallis, Or · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 846

Very sad news. The trail down to the gorge is steep, but not super difficult. It would be hard to self arrest if you started tumbling.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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