The Western Ship ship is one of the first climbing zones to pass by in the main park area and is home to a few very beginner friendly climbs. Due to the ease of access and the easy climbs present, you are likely to see parties in this area at all times.
Cross the bridge and head immediately left towards the prominent Shiprock. Continue past Shiprock and take the first trail the heads up right towards the rock faces and gullies. The Western Ship is the second protruding chunk of rock once you hike uphill. It gets sun for most of the day
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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.