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Smith: Table Scraps Wall
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Smith: Table Scraps Wall

 

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Oregon, United States, North America

Object Title: Smith: Table Scraps Wall

Elevation: 3000 ft / 914 m

 

Page By: corvallis

Created/Edited: Apr 11, 2008 / Apr 19, 2008

Object ID: 395547

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Overview

The Table Scraps wall is the large south facing wall located up hill between the Wooden Ships and Ship Rock. A lot of choss is here but some fun adventure routes are to be had as well as the addition of a few moderate sport climbs, put up over the last few years.

Getting There

Once at Smith Rock, follow the main trail into the park and cross the river. Once accross the river head left and hike around past Ship Rock then follow the trail up to the Wooden Ships but stay right and head up hill to the crag.

Red Tape

The park charges $3 per vehicle per day to park at the state parking lot. The park is "open" from dawn to dusk (or about 10 pm in the summer). The consequences of staying past "closing time" are unclear and some climbers do "moonlight climbing".

The park allows dogs but is very strict as to keeping them leashed (fine = $94) and requests that you clean up after them.
New regulation, as of March 1st, 2003: Owners of unattended dogs left tied in at the base of climbs will be given a citation.

When To Climb

The park is officially open year round (though shower facilities at the campground are turned off in winter time). Climbing can be uncomfortably hot in the summer and snow often blankets the rocks in the winter. Spring and Fall are ideal as the temperatures are moderate and the east side of Oregon's Cascade Mountains is generally dry.
Check with the park (or by calling one of the climbing shops below) for seasonal route closures due to falcon nesting. You will most likely be ticketed if you break the rules here as the locals often keep an active watch of the crags during closure periods.

Camping

Smith Rock State Park operates a campground that overlooks the crags (see directions above under Getting There section). The campground has bathrooms and shower facilities (showers available summertime only) as wells as some communal picnic tables. Sleeping in cars is not permitted. The campground charges $4 per person per night (this will also allow you to spend a day enjoying Smith without having to pay the additional $3 day use fee).

In addition, there is a free campground (BLM operated?) approx. 7 miles from the main parking area for Smith. Directions to this campground: Skull Hollow Campground. This information was provided by Brian Jenkins.

Want to spend your time at Smith in the lap of luxury? This is especially nice during late/winter/early season outings when the days are short and nights are long. The Hub Motel in Redmond offers clean rooms (shower, fridge, cable included!) for $35/night (double occupancy). This price is most likely a "special" for climbers so be sure to smile at the nice folks in the main office and let them know the purpose of your visit. The motel (huge red neon sign) is located on the left hand side of US97 on the northern outskirts of Redmond, approximately 6 miles south of Terrebonne.

Guidebooks

Alan Watts’ Climber’s Guide to Smith Rock is of course the definitive text on the entire park. The book is one of the finest climbing guidebooks ever written. Ryan Lawson’s “supplement” guidebook (New Sh!tuff at Smith) contains descriptions for a good number of (relatively) newly added sport routes on the wall many of which have become classics.

Note

Thanks to Radek Chalupa for typing most of this.