The best place to go rock climbing in Oregon is the Smith Rock State Park, situated between the towns of Bend and Madras in central Oregon.
Erupting from the high desert the volcanic tuff and basalt cliffs of Smith Rock provide over a 1,000 routes that are a mixture of traditional (requiring the placing of nuts and cams) and sport routes. In fact Smith Rock was the birthplace of sport climbing in America, with a host of cutting-edge routes. The soaring orange walls of Smith Rock have a wealth of terrain that will challenge climbers of all levels of ability. The majority of the routes here are single pitch though there are also a good number of multi-pitch routes as well.
It is possible to climb throughout the year but the best times to climb are from late autumn through to early spring. The summer is generally too hot though it is possible to find many routes in the shade. Rain is rarely a factor as the Cascade Range to the west blocks the majority of the heavy rain out.
All of these rock climbing guidebooks for Oregon are in stock (unless otherwise stated) and are dispatched within 2 working days (usually 24 hours) from the UK.
Price:£19.95This is a selective guidebook describing around 300 of the best rock routes at Smith Rock State Park in Oregon. The soaring orange walls of this fantastic Oregon State Park have some of the best and most celebrated climbs in the America, offering both sport and traditional climbing across a wide range of grades. Published in June 2007, this guidebook is in full colour throughout with loads of great action shots and all the routes shown on colour photo topos. More Information