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Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Red Wall : Chairman Mao's Little Red B... (5.11a)
By: Bryan Hall When: Nov 12, 2013

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Comments: The first "pitch" is basically 5.5 choss that doesn't take much, if any, solid gear.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : The Marsupials : Koala Rock : Thin Air (5.10a)
By: Bryan Hall When: Nov 9, 2013

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Comments: To add to the decent options... I agree that rapping the route could be a little tough on the rope and recommend other alternatives. A bit of 3rd and 4th class scrambling gets you to the backside rappel or walk off. The walk off is an EASY 8 foot 3rd class down climb to a ledge and then a walk down 3rd class dihedral formation to put you right next to "The Knob 10a"

After that the scree slope sucks no matter what.

Finally, the 5.8 trad pitch is infinitely better in my opinion than the one mov... more >>


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Red Wall : Orgasmophoria (5.10c)
By: Bryan Hall When: Aug 11, 2013

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Comments: I agree, it would be nice if rap anchors were added to this route. It's also not noted in the guidebook that the walk off is sketch and that rappelling requires a different anchor and two ropes.

I got caught in a lightning storm on this one a few days ago and was pissed to be improvising a rapid decent because of the lack of info on this route! Should have checked MP...


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Smith Rock Group : Northwest Face : Thieves Like Us (5.10d)
By: Bryan Hall When: Aug 9, 2013

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Comments: It should be noted that the left side of this route brushes up against poor rock. Care is advised in order to prevent pulling any of the larger stuff down on your belayer until the rock cleans up a bit.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : The Christian Brothers : Heathen's Highway (5.10a PG13)
By: Bryan Hall When: Aug 9, 2013

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Comments: Lots of bolts swinging on the zig zag pitch as of 8/9/2013 and the last one is so far out that it would be a miracle if it actually held a fall...


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : The Christian Brothers : Revelations (5.9)
By: Bryan Hall When: Jul 25, 2013

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Comments: Yep, bring your nuts for this one. The first bolt is scary for sure. I'm comfortable onsighting 10's on sport and trad at Smith but didn't enjoy the journey to the first bolt. Once it's clipped you'll enjoy the run to the anchors.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : The Christian Brothers : Earth Boys (5.10b)
By: Bryan Hall When: Jul 25, 2013

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Comments: Fun route with cool moves and great holds. Maybe a little spicy getting to that second bolt? Groundfall?


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Red Wall : Pop Art (5.10a/b)
By: Bryan Hall When: Jul 25, 2013

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Comments: Lots of small holds on mottled rock. Not my thing.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Red Wall : Breakdown in Paradise (5.10b)
By: Bryan Hall When: Jul 25, 2013

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Comments: This route shouldn't be underestimated. It feels like 5.11 if you follow the bolts. If you go out left you are looking at a real pendulum and I've seen people hurt from taking that fall. NOT for the shaky 5.10 leader.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Phoenix : When Llamas Bolt (5.11a)
By: Bryan Hall When: Jul 25, 2013

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Comments: Tough pocket climbing that is great fun for Smith. I don't think it's overbolted or contrived. Check it out on TR after climbing Scary Llamas 5.8 to the right of it. Watch out for bees in the pockets mid/late summer...


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Red Wall : Dances with Clams (5.10b)
By: Bryan Hall When: Jul 25, 2013

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Comments: Still 10a despite any "missing holds" but is a great warmup romp on this wall.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Phoenix : Fred On Air (5.10c/d)
By: Bryan Hall When: Jul 25, 2013

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Comments: Great route on solid rock. Fun crux and then enjoyable climbing afterwards!


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Smith Rock Group : Llama Wall : Llama Enlightenment (5.10c)
By: Bryan Hall When: Jul 25, 2013

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Comments: The rock is not suspect at all if you stop at the first pitch anchor which is all that is worth climbing.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Cocaine Gully : Vomit Launch (5.11b)
By: Bryan Hall When: Jul 24, 2013

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Comments: Great fun. Purely a physical fitness route without any single hard move standing out.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : The Marsupials : Koala Rock : Round River (5.4)
By: Bryan Hall When: Jun 13, 2013

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Comments: Fun route with great views.

Second pitch needs trad gear or you can just run it out like crazy on the giant potholes and low angle terrain to the anchor.

Third pitch variation is worth doing. Round River Direct is a nice 5.8 and is well bolted to the top with the crux at the second bolt.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Smith Rock Group : Northwest Face : Wherever I May Roam (5.9)
By: Bryan Hall When: Jun 10, 2013

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Comments: Nice route but the description needs a bit of an update...

The climb isn't sustained at 5.8/5.9. There is typically a crux move on each pitch and then it eases back quite a bit afterwards.

Pitch 2 DOES NOT have a separate line of bolts on it. Pitch 2 goes up and left and is very clear.

Pitch 3 DOES HAVE 2 lines of bolts leading you away from the mainline. Keep driving left and up whenever possible! When you reach the belay, build your anchor off the bolts, not rings to keep them open for peop... more >>


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : The Christian Brothers : New Testament (5.10a)
By: Bryan Hall When: Sep 17, 2012

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Comments: The crack is unique in that it opens up inside but you shouldn't be worried about pro or getting hurt on a fall. Cams protect it well and nuts could feel more secure. I took a 30 footer off this my first time up it and it was one of the softest falls I've ever taken.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : The Marsupials : Brogan Spire : Walking on Broken Glass (5.11a)
By: Bryan Hall When: Sep 16, 2012

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Comments: Definitely the easiest 11a I've ever climbed.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Memorial Crack (5.9)
By: Bryan Hall When: Aug 16, 2012

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Comments: Gear to 4 inches is overkill. There is plenty of smaller pro and the final move up to the belay is well protected with a #3 if you want it.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Karen's Math (5.10a PG13)
By: Bryan Hall When: Aug 16, 2012

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Comments: Well protected, not PG13. I climbed this and missed the bolt on the traverse and would still call it well protected.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Calculus Crack (5.8)
By: Bryan Hall When: Aug 16, 2012

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Comments: Well protected, not PG13. If you notice bad wind in the parking lot you will be in for an adventure on this route. After climbing a very windy 190 feet of 5.6 wide crack you step left into an amazing finger crack that is truly on the edge of the apron. The wind RIPS through this section of the climb pulling helmets off, chalk bags sideways, the rope, and of course you. That being said, it's quite the windy adventure if you get it on a day like that!


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Smoke Bluff Connection (5.10a)
By: Bryan Hall When: Aug 14, 2012

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Comments: Bolts on Wonderland got chopped.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Layback Flake (5.9 R)
By: Bryan Hall When: Aug 11, 2012

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Comments: A serious lead for sure. Fortunately it feels a bit easy for 5.9 until after you clip the upper bolt.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Neat and Cool (5.10a PG13)
By: Bryan Hall When: Aug 11, 2012

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Comments: I definitely disagree with the PG13 rating. Any route can be considered dangerous for a novice leader. There is plenty of pro to stay safe with and despite the comment about accidents occurring here the route should not have a PG13 rating.


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : ... : Flying Circus (5.10a)
By: Bryan Hall When: Aug 10, 2012

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Comments: I slipped at the crux stance while resting and blew the onsight... But! I wouldn't say it's polished, just not great happy feet. The Zip is much better at 10a tho.


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