The Top 5 Beginner Lead Climbs at Smith Rock

So you are looking for opportunities to improve your lead climbing skills? Smith Rock can be a really intimidating place to tie into the sharp end of the rope as you are learning to lead climb. Often times the first bolts are higher off the ground than you would like, not to mention many climbs 5.9 and under feel stiff for the grade. Not to fret, there are still good options in the park for learning to lead climb.

Monday, January 30th, 2017

A Brogan Spire Type of Day

A busy day at the park meant getting a solid hike in out to the Marsupials and checking back in with what we love about climbing.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

The Top Three 5.6 Trad Routes at Smith Rock

People don’t often think trad climbing when they think of Smith Rock but there are a few gems to be had, especially in the easy range of grades. Here are three great 5.6 trad climbs for the aspiring trad leader.

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Maple Canyon Climbing Trip

Maple Canyon offers up a similar experience to Smith Rock in that the type of rock is very unique and littered with sport climbs. The climbing is definitely different but fun and set within a beautiful remote canyon a few hours south of Salt Lake City, UT.

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

The Humbling Nature of Smith Rock

Don’t let Smith Rock grades get the best of you – learn to be humble and enjoy what Smith has to offer. It’s not your average crag and it requires warming up to the thought that you just might not be able to climb the grades you do at your home crag.

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

DIY Climbing Stick Clip

If you’ve ever climbed at Smith Rock then you know that the first bolt is usually pretty far off the deck and can be unnerving, especially if the route is a grade you aren’t 100% comfortable climbing. For those situations, you can either risk a ground fall or play it safe by using a trusty stick clip.

Having a stick clip at Smith is pretty much a necessity and something that other climbers at the park won’t scoff at. This post will show you how easy and cheap it is to build a stick clip to keep you climbing safely and reducing risk.

Sunday, September 25th, 2016