climbing, nature, travel

Rocking at Smith

A rather Crooked River, originally uploaded by arahbahn.

I brought the trail running shoes, thinking that on the “rest” day I’d go for a run. That didn’t happen, but at least they served me well as approach shoes.

Several friends, my Mom and I had a fabulous trip to Smith Rock, Oregon, over a long Memorial Day weekend. We did a great collection of moderate trad and sport routes. Best climb: The five-pitch “First Kiss”. I also enjoyed trad-leading “Rabbit Stew.”

We also enjoyed some food and libations, at Simply Organic Cafe, Bend Brewery and Deschutes Brewery, in Bend, in addition to a few excellent home-cooked meals at the house.

My photos can be viewed here.

My friend Mike’s photos can be viewed here.

Julie’s pix are here.