The comprehensive guide to the place that brought sport climbing to North Americaa a full-color, thoroughly updated new edition Smith Rock State Park. It was on the impressive crags of this Oregon hideaway that American sport climbing came into its own, and to this day, some of the hardest climbs in the United States are found on these walls. Alan Watts, who has played a leading role in the development of this popular rock-climbing destination, details more than 1, 700 routes at Smith Rock and the surrounding area. This new edition updates hundreds of routes, includes hundreds of new ones, and has new photos of each crag, wall, and route. No other guide is as comprehensive or thorough, and no author more respected for his intimate knowledge of one of the world's most popular climbing destinations.I apologize for leaving out so many key characters in the development of Smith, but this is a guidebook first and a history book second. ... remnants of Smitha#39;s original locals are rare discoveries of perfect arrowheads, meticulously crafted from obsidian. In 1813 John Reed and Alfred Seton, trappers from John Jacob Astora#39;s Pacific Fur Company, were the first white men to travel through Central Oregon.
|Title||:||Rock Climbing Smith Rock State Park|
|Publisher||:||Rowman & Littlefield - 2010-01-06|