Able to be seen from the main entrance and parking lot of Smith Rock, the Red Wall is home to a lot of good climbing for both sport and trad climbers alike. Some of the rock can look quite junky while most sections are solid after decades of ascents.
The Red Wall faces directly east and gets sun early in the day before remaining shaded for the better part of the day. It's a great place to start on cold mornings or looking for some respite from the sun on hot days in the afternoon. Plenty of hikers pass through below you on their way up Misery Ridge so be mindful of any rockfall
Cross the main bridge to enter the park and head straight up the Misery Ridge switchbacks. Your heart rate will be pumping as you pass by the huecos of Honey Pot before reaching a more manageable incline. The Red Wall spans a large section of rock from the beginning of the Misery Ridge trail all the way up to the final switchbacks heading to the top of the park.
The Red Wall from the parking lot
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Smith Rock State Park, OR
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