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By Seth Derr
From harrisburg, pa
Aug 20, 2012
Hey there!

I'm sure a lot of this has been covered in the past but since i have limited internet access these days and limited time to search i'm asking anyway...

Generally, how's Smith in March? Chilly but climbable? I saw on the area page that it's climbable pretty much year round, but looking for more specifics. Is this a good place to visit in March or should I focus my attention further south? I don't mind bundling up a bit to climb, in fact i prefer it, but I don't want to freeze my face off either.

I see there's Trad and Sport, how's the bouldering? Looking to visit for 8 days and want to do all three. Don't want to keep going to Vegas every year despite its radness. want to visit places I haven't been.

Are there alternatives within a reasonable drive if i get totally screwed on weather?


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By Peter Franzen
Administrator
From Phoenix, AZ
Aug 20, 2012
Belay

Short answer: Smith is great in March. You can probably count on nice warm temps in the park on any given day.

There isn't much bouldering at Smith itself (there are a few problems, but nothing really noteworthy) although there is much more in and around Bend.


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By Seth Derr
From harrisburg, pa
Aug 20, 2012
Hey there!

Perfect. Thanks dude!


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By Matt Sedor
From portland, or
Aug 21, 2012
mmmmmmonkey

As was said, Smith is very climbable in March. In fact, don't be surprised if it gets a bit hot. I have climbed down there in a t-shirt in January. Also, don't let a little bit of forecasted rain deter you.....Smith is a vortex. I have only been totally rained out, uh, come to think of it, never. Even if it rains a tad, that rock dries out real fast.

Good luck and have fun......leave the crash pads a home.


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By Seth Derr
From harrisburg, pa
Aug 21, 2012
Hey there!

I have no problem with no bouldering. One guy in our group isn't so very psyched on getting off the ground but he'll live.


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By Seth Derr
From harrisburg, pa
Aug 22, 2012
Hey there!

What's the best guide book? Falcon? is there another?


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By redlude97
Aug 22, 2012

Seth Derr wrote:
What's the best guide book? Falcon? is there another?

The falcon book is most comprehensive, there is a select guide if you are only going to be there a couple days, or the old Watts book which has the majority of the climbs


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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From Bend, OR
Aug 22, 2012
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me? Hint, its on Supercrack Buttress

Smith probably has more climbable days per year than any other "destination" crag in North America. Truly a four season destination.

Shhhh. Don't tell anyone. It's still a secret spot ;)


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