Lots of bang for your buck! A very cool climb. Do it!
Did this and a few other routes. Just amazing
I never held on so tight, fun lead.
Climbed with Luke after a busted [weathered out] attempt of Mt Rainier, we decided to head to warmer climes, Smith Rock seemed obvious, and what better route to do than the Pioneer!
snuck in an ascent of the monkey on an awesome november day. great outing.
Rainy at Baker,rainy at Rainier, rainy at Hood...kept driving and ended up at Smith! Good thing we brought our rock gear. i wouldn't trade the lead of Panic Point for any other climbing experience that summer.
First time I'd got my hands on a set of cams... An exciting first trad!
Thank God for being slightly nearsighted. Climbed with Joel Hollen.
since the first time I climbed the route and it was fun to climb it again.
did the route, then set up the tyrol. this was training for the lost arrow spire, which we did a month later.
Awesome, did a 5.8 variation out of panic point, prolonged the awesome exposure, spent 3 hours in the cave waiting for 5+ people to do the incredible 140ft free rappel. Great climb.
Climbed this awesome spire with Dirk on an extended trip to OR to climb the 3 Sisters. I expected that I could just jug up the aid pitch, but instead I had to learn how to aid climb on the spot (and in the dark) to clean the pitch! I never realized how exausting aid climbing was until then :-)
I tried to wimp out at the cave, but Dirk insisted on finishing, and I'm glad we did! The views were wonderful, and the rappel in the dark was freaky, especially as the wind began spinning me!
nothing like a little exposure to make the cheeks pucker...