/ Information request on getting to Smiths Rocks - oregon
Great place, we spent 2 weeks there. Get your fingers strong, take tight, technical shoes, and lots of climb on!
Ged is right, you can easily get by without a car there. The campsite is lovely and the climbing excellent. There is also a bassalt area which has lots of trad climbs, I didn't go there but it's supposed to be good.
Thanks Ged - most helpful. best wishes John
if you hire a car in portland, the drive is about 2 hours but, you should see some things on the way (the river, mt hood etc...)
camping and showers near the crag. recommend a good sleeping pad, ground is rocky! great crack climbing in the gorge!!! town is close, getting lifts is moderately easy. great mexican breakkie!! new, upscale climbing shop for whatever you need. Metolius factory nearby.
If you have a car, you can stay at Skull Hollow. This campsite is free as it is on BLM land whereas you have to pay at the Smith Rocks campground. It's about 10 minutes away by car. You are more likely to bump into a keg party there than at Smith.
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