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Smith Rock in June. Bad idea?
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Mar 12, 2013
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So I was considering a trip out to Smith Rock the first week of June (just happen to be coming to Portland for a work conference). Is the weather sufferable for climbing? Any idea what the temperatures will be like? Nelson Day
From Joshua Tree, CA
Joined Nov 13, 2010
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Mar 12, 2013
It can be done, although you'll be chasing shade and starting very early. If I was you I would take the opportunity to check out the very good climbing in the Portland Area, June is typically very good weather in Portland, and the only time I want to be in the area. Look at Ozone, French's Dome and Broughton's Bluff.

Or go up to Squamish.
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Mar 12, 2013
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The lower gorge (trad cracks) is perfect in June in the afternoons and evenings. Shade and a nice breeze delivering a swamp cooler effect with the river.

And June can be crap weather in Portland... 50/50 for climable weather in June. Portland tends to get nice in late June to early July.
Andy Laakmann
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Joined Jan 1, 2001
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Mar 12, 2013
index, wa, can be amazing if it isn't raining all month long and wouldn't be as hot as smith Aaron Pulda
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