Hannah leading up a pitch with grace and confidence!

Hannah leading up a pitch with grace and confidence!

Date: May 27-29th, 2017

Location: Smith Rock State Park, Terrebone, OR

Author: Katy Chekouras

Training Stage: Performance

Climbing Type: Sport Climbing

The place simply has gravitas, red rock shifting up out of the ground to frame Mt. Hood, with the river winding through the valley, a hawk circling and the peaks calling.   

"You can't fall if you don't climb. But there's no joy in living your whole life on the ground." 

And so we went exploring, a pack of women ready to support each other from sharing gear and beta to belaying and encouraging.  The group shifted from day to day as people helped each other with different goals from first multi-pitch ascents, to lead climbing or a day off down the lazy river.   Overall an amazing experience and a wonderful way to get out with a community started in the gym and then grown outdoors.