Newly developed suburb of Smith Rock. The author has probably trundled a few of the more theatening rocks. Some routes are bolted and the rock seems fine.
Thank you for the good vote.
You are off to a great start on this page. Fun to read and as always, you provide your pages with grrrreat pictures.
Thanks for the good vote.
Another great page! I'm wondering (without trying to sound macabre)...is it called "Lepers Buttress" because the rock keeps falling off?
Radek, if you are ever heading towards the Sierra and want to go climbing sometime, give me a holler! There are several great SPers in this area who I occasionally climb with.
Thanks David - for both the vote and esp. the invite!
If we do head down there (which we'd love to do......it's all about the limited time off unfortunately!) we'd take you up on the offer of climbing together.
Not sure what the name is supposed to imply. I think the guidebook suggests that the formation looks like two kissing heads but I don't see it. The rock IS bad in places (think the cracks are crap) but the faces that this line (First Kiss) crosses are mostly good quality (just a bit licheny since it's pretty new). There's another really cool route on the formation that we haven't done yet - the Water Groove. If you're thinking of stopping by the PNW or Smith esp., then let us know.
Interesting name for a buttress!
thanks for the good vote.
Great page and equally as great pictures. Looking forward to trying out the two routes you've described here. I think I saw you guys leaving the parking lot as we pulled in on 12-20. One of these days we'll have to meet up for a climb.
THanks for the vote Jason.
Nice weather we had that day, huh?
Good information and photos
Thanks for the good vote!
Very cool. Thanks.
Thanks for the stopping by and the good vote!
A nice read. Looks like some fun stuff. Maybe Mishell and I will try First Kiss, looks like fun.
Thanks for the vote Martin.
It's a stress-free, easy, nicely bolted kind of a route. A bit loose on P1, but quite solid higher up. Last pitch is most fun.
.....you're also not likely to have to wait in line for this one on a busy weekend.
Good page, nice work. Nice shots. Cheers William
Hey RPC, any further info on the water groove? has anyone finished the last 2 pitches? great post by the way
thanks - if you're wondering about bolts, I think the route was finished back when we did it (we just didn't finish the last two or so pitches). Go do it ...I'm curious myself about it (would not mind going back for it some day :) cheers.