Three routes climb a short section of rock just before the Cave Route on the far south side of Brogan Spire, tucked far away in the park. This is the middle of the three climbs.
This climb is amazing and feels like something that was set in a gym. It's steep so the falls are clean and it's also short so if you have enough strength to pull through some bigger moves on jugs, you shouldn't need much endurance to send.
Move up through are few polished jugs down low. After the first bolt the jugs become more sharp and huge on strong rock. It's hard to think of any other moderates at Smith that have huge strong holds on slightly overhanging rock like Short Sharp Rock. All in all the climb feels very similar to Under The Gun to its right, but much more fun.
Bolt line for Short Sharp Shock
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.