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Member Since: Aug 15, 2008
Last Visit: Jan 16, 2014
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Total Points: 30

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3



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Location: Oregon : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (m) Smith Rock Group : (1) Northeast Face : Snibble Tower (5.9 C1)
By: David Wade When: Jan 7, 2014

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Comments: One of the "old" bolts on the aid traverse popped off on December 24. This section is now a little harder than A0. Could probably be freed in the 11s, and could probably be aided by someone comfortable/skilled with shaky aid.


Location: Oregon : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (x) The Marsupials : (8) The Wombat : North-East Sramble (5.0)
By: David Wade When: Apr 2, 2009

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Comments: I left Burma Rd. at the switchback, followed the base of the Marsupials, then went behind the Wombat. The short crack problem does have a few (low)5th class moves, but is v. short, with a smooth/safe landing. After gaining the slab, it is a simple scramble, little exposure. View of main area from the summit is unbelievable...it's worth the trip!


Location: Oregon : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (xx) Indian Ridge : Squaw Rock, Spiral (5.1 X)
By: David Wade When: Apr 2, 2009

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Comments: Probably true that the climbing is all 4th class, but there are a few spots for decent pro, and I was glad to have a rope to get down with.


Location: Oregon : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (tt) Mendenhall Ridge : The Poplar, South Chimney (5.7 R)
By: David Wade When: Apr 2, 2009

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Comments: Two points-
1st: The chimney wall below the chockstone is super rotten:smear with care;
2nd:If you're going up, bring a pencil to leave in the summit register...the pen is no good!


Location: Oregon : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (f) Cocaine Gully : Chicken McNuggets (5.10b)
By: David Wade When: Dec 1, 2008

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Comments: First bolt isn't all that hard, although I agree the fall would be v. ugly. The second bolt, though...it sure seemed desperate to me! Watts says left hand in the crack, but I was on the face. One bomber hold at the bolt, and you're golden.


Location: Oregon : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (l) Christian Brothers : Christian Brothers - East S... : Double Trouble (5.10b)
By: David Wade When: Oct 11, 2008

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Comments: Beautiful route, though the layback crux seems mild for a 10b. Two lessons learned: rack all you draws on the left side, and don't bother setting a toprope for the second, the swing is a killer.


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