The Northeast Face of the eastern side of the Smith Rock Group is home to a majority of bolted routes on vertical to overhanging rock. Much like the nearby Phoenix Buttress and Llama Wall, the rock is solid with lots of sharp pockets and edges. Here you will find plenty of single pitch gems along with a number of multi-pitch adventures, some of which top-out on the Smith Rock Group.
The Northeast face of the Smith Rock Group is located between the Phoenix Buttress and the Llama Wall just above the Crooked River. It gets nice afternoon shade.
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Smith Rock State Park, OR
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