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Student Wall 


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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on Mar 7, 2006
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Description 

There is excellent rock and climbing to be found here...although not many people other than groups of beginners bother.
The Crag faces West and gets morning shade.


Getting There 

The easiest way is to approach as for the Lower Gorge and cross the river on boulders and hike directly up to the crag. When the river is high walk down the main trail to the bridge and go right. Hike for about 15-20 minutes and the crag will be just out of site on your right before you leave the river and start going uphill towards the Marsupial Crags.


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23 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',5],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',6],['5.11',5],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Student Wall:
Schools Out   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   The Textbooks
Heart Throb   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   The Textbooks
Virgin Slayer   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   The Textbooks
Drilling Zona   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 80'   Reproductive Wall
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Leading up embryoinic. Bottom is a 9 until the ledge; above the ledge is a 10 until the top (11d).

Embryonic 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  OR : Smith Rock : ... : Reproductive Wall
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By Chris D
From: the couch
Sep 12, 2013

Our first stop on our first visit to Smith Rock. Judging from the sand and grit in the cracks and the lack of chalk on even the higher rated climbs, this area has fallen into neglect. The couple of routes that we did showed no sign of having been climbed in a long time, though some of the footholds had the glassy polish that only comes from years of regular ascents. Worth a stop just to check out the very high quality of the basalt and climb some cracks.