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Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Lower Gorge : West Side : ... : Neutron Star (5.12- PG13)
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Sep 16, 2014

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Comments: All fixed gear has been replaced with new bolts. Go for it!


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Lower Gorge : West Side : ... : Dark Star (5.11d)
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Sep 16, 2014

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Comments: All the pins have been pulled, and replaced with 3 bolts. There was a debate whether to retain the lowest bolt, but maybe 3 inches below the pin placement is a very bomber nut placement. I have fallen on both the pin and the nut, I felt a little more comfortable on the nut. Kent said that the 1st pin came out with 2 or 3 taps, another pin snapped it's head off and is still insitu. Because there are only 3 bolts I think this climb retains a lot of the excitement it had when it had pins. This... more >>


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Trout Creek : The Main Wall : Gateway (5.11) : Photo
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Sep 10, 2014

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Comments: Geologic Time is the triangular roof to the right in this photo, exiting around the left side of it into a stemming crux


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Trout Creek : The Main Wall : Out Ridin' Fences (5.11+)
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Sep 9, 2014

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Comments: Great route, can definitely be climbed safely with a double rack. Save a .5 or metolius orange size for your last piece, and use your purple metolius/green C3 sized pieces after the juggy sequence, that's the only part that feels punchy.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : The Dihedrals : Latest Rage (5.12b) : Photo
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Aug 11, 2014

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Comments: This is actually a photo of Latest Rage in the Dihedrals


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Diamond Point : ... : Photo
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Aug 8, 2014

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Comments: looks like jesus f'ed up your chest, bro


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Trout Creek : The Main Wall : Gateway (5.11)
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Jul 19, 2014

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Comments: There are two options for finishing
You can skirt left to the Steelhead anchor, which gives you a nice TR for that climb, or you can head up and right. Going up is another 15 ft of high quality face climbing protected by a finger sized cam, so make sure you have one left. If you don't have one going left would be a reasonable idea.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : The Dihedrals : Sunshine Dihedral (5.11d)
By: Jon Rhoderick When: May 20, 2014

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Comments: I'll go with PG-13. The gear is pretty frequent, the bolts and pin are great, but don't expect to just plug and chug. I ripped 4 pieces up high, they never even slowed me down!


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Snake Rock : Lords of Karma (5.12c)
By: Jon Rhoderick When: May 19, 2014

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Comments: Take the grade with a grain of salt. Probably harder than Churning or Kings, easier than Go Dog Go. 12c at Smith means different things to different people.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Picnic Lunch Wall : Picnic Lunch Wall (5.7 A3)
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Apr 29, 2014

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Comments: I have no idea how to rate this on the aid scale, it is quite safe practically the whole way, but some hook moves and very sandy/marginal placements make for slow going.
P1 hard move off the ground, this pith has the longest continuous bolt-free section.
P2: Free it all the way to the final bolt ladder! The cam placements under the roof are VERY bad, but it's only 5.7
P3: mostly free/French free except the start and end.
P4: Free Variation to the right is quick and easy to French free, tric... more >>


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : The Dihedrals : Karate Wall (aka Powerline) (5.12b) : Photo
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Feb 16, 2014

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Comments: If you don't have cojones the size of Phillip you can place a Black Metolius or .75 C4 in the pocket his foot is in.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Cascade Area : Cascade Falls - Upper : The Phoenix (5.13a)
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Feb 1, 2014

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Comments: I believe Jardine yoyo'ed it or hung dog it and claimed the FA? Hudon led it without cams placing all gear on lead, and partially dislocated his shoulder on the ascent.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Morning Glory Wall : Fun Churning Buttress Linku... (5.13a/b)
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Jan 22, 2014

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Comments: Andrew wouldn't the hardest be ALL of vicious fish into Ozone (vicious tapeworm)


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Morning Glory Wall : Oxygen (5.13a)
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Dec 24, 2013

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Comments: First thoughts on this route:
Like most routes at smith described as technical or "girly?", I didn't find the route devoid of powerful moves. The crux hits between bolts two and four, working up a large but sloped side pull feature. From the 4th bolt up the climbing is 12- resistance climbing until you reach glory jugs. There might only one okay rest hold on the entire route. Compared to Dakine the route is shorter with a slightly harder crux and less rest, but the holds are nicer on the finger... more >>


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : East Ship River Face : Time To Power (5.12c)
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Nov 6, 2013

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Comments: FA: John Collins 1992


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Lower Gorge : West Side : ... : Neutral Zone (5.11a)
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Sep 13, 2013

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Comments: The Watt's Guide suggests that the jams are painful, I would not let that stop you from trying this climb. There is one pocket like jam that is a little painful, but the continuous movement of the upper dihedral is high quality as is the rock. This route is maybe one notch less classic than other Wildfire classics like On the Road and Crime Wave but certainly worth doing. TRs easily with a finger sized cam or nut at the top of the dihedral.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Trout Creek : The Main Wall : Winter Sustenance (5.12) : Photo
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Aug 16, 2013

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Comments: I wish this guy was single...


Location: WA : Northwest Region : North Cascades : Washington Pass : Liberty Bell : Thin Red Line (Free Version... (5.12)
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Aug 16, 2013

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Comments: thanks for posting Max!


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Veteran's Club : Viagra Club (5.12a)
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Jun 20, 2013

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Comments: I grabbed a quick TR burn on this thing and really liked it. Power Enduro style with big holds and big spans, it aint over till you clip those chains!


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Crack du Jour : Dollars for Donuts (5.9)
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Jun 20, 2013

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Comments: A pretty fun route. It looked runout from below but there is plenty of pro-pertunity between the bolts, its got some great jug haulin. Tough to TR because the anchors are far back and there are rope eating cracks.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Lower Gorge : West Side : ... : Levitate (5.11d)
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Jun 12, 2013

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Comments: I think this is the most sandbagged route I've tried at Smith. Harder moves than the Catalyst but shorter. Git sum


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Lower Gorge : West Side : ... : Left Wing (5.10c)
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Jun 12, 2013

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Comments: The warmup route: trad, sport, basalt trickery, shaded early, and it's quick to get two climbers up it!


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Smith Rock Group : Northeast Face : Freedom's Just Another Word... (5.12b)
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Jun 12, 2013

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Comments: Fantastic route, with the best rock of the Smith Rock Group I've climbed on:
The second pitch is a high quality flake crack feature that gets pretty steep
The third had probably the hardest moves, right off a hollow block onto an overhang
We did the Good Ol Days Variation, go up the flake crack farther than what the guidebook says and look for 2 bolts heading right, trying not to be too sad about leaving that awesome feature as you eye it from the belay
I brought doubles of finger size pieces ... more >>


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Lower Gorge : West Side : ... : Prometheus (5.10c)
By: Jon Rhoderick When: Jun 1, 2013

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Comments: There are anchors directly over the route. It's quite run out on the rim rock but it's easy climbing, you really wouldn't want to fall. It could use some chains right now it's webbing and rap rings.


Location: OR : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : Lower Gorge : West Side : ... : Split Decision (5.12a)
By: Jon Rhoderick When: May 29, 2013

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Comments: This is a really good route, with great movement. If your willing to do a move or two above the pure palm anchor, it's quite easy to TR it that way. There is a wrong way and a "right" way to do the top section. Don't think it's all stemming, the crux for me included an exciting dead point and insecure moves with great body tension and poor feet. 12a seems right for the grade, comparable to White Trash and Try to Be Hip.


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