Trout Creek opened after BLM confirmed the golden eagles had abandoned the nest on the Main Wall. The salmon fly hatch was insane! And the climbing was pretty good as well.
|Kristin on the approach with Mt. Jefferson and the Deschutes River in the background|
|Guy giving Jaime an attentive belay on Fun Soup, 5.10|
|More Fun Soup, 5.10|
SMITH ROCK - THE ZOO
I had heard rumors of cool, steep and juggy routes at a relatively new crag called the Zoo down by Smith Rock. We found the goods and had a great day climbing with some nice folks.
|Zac Fleischer sending A Scream Comes Across the Sky, 5.11a. Photo by Kevin Won.|
|Kevin Won cleaning a new project|
|The Tasmanian Devil|
Sneaking away mid-week, I made a quick trip to the Menagerie for a site visit to discuss the Forest Service closure for nesting peregrine falcons. We managed to get in a great pitch at the end of the day (outside the closure area).
|Panorama Point, The Rabbit Ears, Turkey Monster and the Spire (clockwise from top left)|
|Zachary Lesch-Huie from the Access Fund enjoying the summer solstice on Winter Sunlight, 5.9, The Hen|
|Guidebook author Greg Orton on Winter Sunshine, 5.9, The Hen|