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|Type:||Sport, 90 ft (27 m)|
|FA:||Craig Smith, 1987|
|Page Views:||4,384 total · 36/month|
|Shared By:||Mike Dalby on Aug 25, 2013 · Updates|
|Admins:||Kevin MP, Nate Ball, Micah Klesick|
The old bridge was built nearly 50 years ago and reconstructed about 30 years ago. The new bridge will measure 8 feet wide, about 2 feet wider than the current bridge, and better accommodate visitors and first responders during the park’s frequent rescue operations. There will be no temporary bridge, and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department discourages wading across the river due to sensitive habitat and safety concerns.
Trails that will stay open include:
Rim Rock Trail
North Point loop
Climbing areas accessible during construction include:
North Point area (accessible from the Homestead and North Point loop trails)
Rope-de-Dope boulder (accessible from the Rope-de-Dope trail and Canyon Trail)
The Lower Gorge (Climber Access routes)
There are many seasonal raptor closures with varying dates and specific boundaries. These generally effect The Monument, Kiss of the Lepers, Picnic Lunch Wall and/or Smith Rock group, and possibly elsewhere. These usually run from February to the beginning of August, but each closure is usually shorter than this, and is dependent on the birds' behavior. Check this site for details: smithrock.com/seasonal-clos…
Continue past the first anchor of Churning In The Wake to a rest. Stay calm through easy 5.11 climbing to another rest and then get psyched for a technical, one-move crux to a jug. Several sequences will work through this section depending on your height / weight / ape-index / dietary restrictions and preference of Chocolate vs Vanilla.
Finish up and right on the Delicious Fish anchors.