Offering a very similar experience to Cosmos on it's left, enjoy nobs and nubbins throughout this face climb. Delicate moves are the name of the game, but if you’ve learned anything about Smith by now it’s that you are going to have to trust that god damn nubbin and get moving. With the many ascents this wall has seen, all the holds are solid. Screaming Yellow Zonkers offers up a bit of a longer climb than Cosmos but also adds a little spice at the very beginning of the climb. While the moves to the first clip aren’t hard, they also aren’t obvious just by looking at the rock, and they wouldn’t offer up a pleasant landing if you were to blow it. Once on the face, the climb offers a bit more variety than Cosmos even though the majority of holds are small face holds. Gaining the chains at the top is a bit awkward and keeps you working to the very end. Do this climb.
Located between Cosmos and Moons of Pluto on the main vertical face of the Mesa Verde Wall
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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.