The area gets its name for obvious reasons. Multiple blocky pillars rise towards the sky offering a variety of dihedral climbs as well as face climbs. Being that the area is close to the main entrance and easily accessible, expect to see crowds of people in the area especially given the plethora of beginner climbs that tend to be swarmed. Due to the traffic, many of the climbs are less sharp and can be a bit more greasy but nonetheless there are plenty of gems to be climbed.
While the area does have a good number of beginner climbs it is also home to some of the most notable test pieces in the park including the famous Chain Reaction
Cross the main bridge entering the park and turn left. Walk past Morning Glory Wall towards Asterisk Pass. The Dihedrals are located before the blank looking Prophet Wall and have a prominent pillar formation.
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Smith Rock State Park, OR
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