This is the gem of the Table Scraps Wall. It is the obvious line of the far left side of the wall that faces the main wall and has a chalked up seam running up the middle of the wall.
Have your belayer stand as directly beneath the climb as possible. There isn't a huge area but once the climber is up on the wall the belayer can walk out a bit in the direct line of the climb. The first bolt is easy to get to and feels very un-Smith like based on how low and easy it is to get. We ended up back cleaning after clipping the second bolt to reduce any rope drag is may cause.
The climbing up through the first half of the climb is easy with great pockets, solid stemming, and closely spaced bolts. The party starts midway up once you are forced to use the seam running vertically up the wall. The holds are pretty big so the steep nature of the climb starts adding up as you throw in strong under clings, side pulls, and smearing feet. Luckily good holds appear as you need them. Enjoy the free hanging rappel/lowering.
This climb makes the hike up to the Table Scraps Wall worth it. Overall a great climb that would be mobbed if it were easy to get to.
Smith Rock State Park, OR
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