Rock Climbing Smith Rock State Park: A Comprehensive Guide to More Than 1,800 Routes (Where to Climb) (Paperback)
The comprehensive guide to the place that brought sport climbing to North America a full-color, thoroughly updated new edition Smith Rock State Park. It was on the impressive crags of this Oregon hideaway that American sport climbing came into its own, and to this day, some of the hardest climbs in the United States are found on these walls. Alan Watts, who has played a leading role in the development of this popular rock-climbing destination, details more than 1,700 routes at Smith Rock and the surrounding area. This new edition updates hundreds of routes, includes hundreds of new ones, and has new photos of each crag, wall, and route. No other guide is as comprehensive or thorough, and no author more respected for his intimate knowledge of one of the world's most popular climbing destinations.
About the Author
Alan Watts has been climbing at Smith Rock since 1975 and is the climber most familiar with, and responsible for, its rise to prominence as an international sport-climbing mecca. With other local climbers, Watts spearheaded the changes over the past twenty-five years that put Smith Rock on the map and created the entirely new classification of sport climbing.
Amazon Reviewer (1999): This is the greatest guide to Smith Rock State Park ever. It has it all. That is all there is to it. This is the perfect guide to the perfect climbing area.