Avg: 2.5 from 8 votes
|Type:||Sport, 80 ft (24 m)|
|FA:||Kent Benesch, 1986|
|Page Views:||1,147 total · 24/month|
|Shared By:||Skyeler Congdon on Nov 3, 2019|
|Admins:||Kevin Piarulli, 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…
I'd peg the opening moves to the first clip to be a height-dependent 11c/d. A stick-clip would've felt real nice.
The crux felt hard for the grade, definitely old school 11d. Felt like 12a to me, but I'm pretty soft ;) There's some really cool Houdini beta at the crux.
You could TR off the first anchor, but a better ledge awaits you 50 ft higher if you're continuing up Astro Monkey. Its 5.8ish to the next belay, and some sketch rock, so you may want a .5 or .75 piece, and you should probably bring a piece to back up the belay. There is one good bolt, but the other two are questionable: https://www.mountainproject.com/photo/111123032