Red Wall

Featured route: Moscow (5.6)


The Red Wall contains some of the best rock at Smith, as well as several multi-pitch classics ranging from 5.6 to 5.12 in difficulty. Our recommended route is Moscow (5.6), a satisfying climb that f'Moscow', Smith Rock Climbing Guides, Smith Rock State Park, Oregonollows large  natural features up a beautiful 300 foot wall. The route has an alpine feel, with exposed belay stances relying on traditional gear for anchors, and an interesting 4th class top-out. The wide range of features, including slabs, stemming corners, and even a few wide cracks, makes you forget you are at a sport climbing area. For these reasons, it is a perfect training route for those interested in breaking into alpine or backcountry climbing, where bolts are at a minimum. You may even get a fly-by from one of Smith Rocks’ Golden Eagles, which nest on the neighboring Monument formation. 


Experience required  Prior climbing experience helpful but not required
Max. group size per Guide  Two
Time on route  2-5 hours