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BriClimbs


Mar 26, 2010, 11:15 AM
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Spring Break at Smith Rock, OR
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To start the new quarter off right, I took off on my solo roadtrip on a whim to join friends of a friend at Smith Rock OR. The rain clouds clung to the pass, and I was greeted with the sun as I entered Eastern OR. When I got there, this is what I found:

This place was starting to feel like home. I met 12 new people, all from WWU, all awesome. We had quite the climbing party.


Ahh! When can I go back??


Fun 5.9. I forget what wall we were on.


View from the Student Wall on Day 2.


5.11 somethin lead climb; this guy kicked ass and took names alllll day.


So did this guy.



Amazing trip, so glad I decided to get out and go. Good weather, good people, good beer, and great climbing. Now time to get back to my 2nd love: chemistry. From climbing to taking ochem, ochem lab, ecology, and research (I get to synthesize and study anti cancer compounds!). Ohhhh what a wonderful life.


boymeetsrock


Mar 29, 2010, 12:59 PM
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Sounds like you had a great time! Thanks for the pics.


boardline22


Mar 30, 2010, 9:56 PM
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hey

thanks for the TR, it got me interested in Smith


BriClimbs


Mar 30, 2010, 10:40 PM
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Awesome! Yeah, I highly recommend it. A wide variety of routes, different rock types, and all in a beautiful place. If you ever make it there, be sure to go to the Deschutes Brewery in Bend. They brew some damn good beer. Perfect after a long day at the rocks (where to find good beer=the best travel tip :D ).


mrtristan


Apr 1, 2010, 11:26 AM
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Man, I need to make it to Smith one of these days.

Great last picture, btw!


BriClimbs


Apr 1, 2010, 1:27 PM
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Hey thanks! We stood there squeaking at that guy for a few minutes, he just stood up..."Hey, yeah, take a picture, see if I care!" Those marmots have no fear. And neither do geckos; saw one scramble up a V12 boulder problem in 5 seconds flat. Where can we get grip like that??

Yes, def get out to Smith. It's wonderful.


moose_droppings


Apr 1, 2010, 2:46 PM
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Thanks for the TR.
Looks like the weather is nice there this time of year. What were the over night lows temps.


BriClimbs


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Cold, at or below freezing. We had plastic jugs with frozen water in the mornings. Overnight temps are going to be chilly for awhile, but manageable with a good fire and a good cold weather sleeping bag.


CamCardon


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Man, this place looks sweet! Have you been out to any places in eastern WA?


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