The hardest of the climbs starting off the deck, Ring of Fire ascends the middle of the face to the left of the combination blocks just right of Earth Boys.
Step on a shelf down low and use big holds up to the second bolt which is where the business begins. Use a combination of small hand holds and small feet to pull through a tricky sequence between clipping the third bolt. The climbing eases once you gain the large crack but it isn't a gimme. A classic Smith crimpfest.
Smith Rock State Park, OR
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Given Black Diamond’s reputation for strong and durable hard goods, we decided to give their 9.9mm rope a try as our go to gym rope. The rope is priced right and works great out of the box but early signs of wear in the gym make it hard to give it the nod as a preferred gym rope.