The Bend Climbing Team pitches in, and gets in some pitches at the 2011 Smith Rock Spring Thing!
2011 Smith Rock Spring Thing
Every year climbers from throughout the Northwest spend a day lending a hand at the Smith Rock Spring Thing volunteering on a variety of service projects all over the park. This year there were over 200 volunteers with 8 of them being from the Bend Climbing Team. The team had a good time and put in some hard work smoothing out the "chute trail" and prying out rocks that pose a tripping hazard for climbers walking in and out of the park. The hard day of work was rewarded with a couple of pitches of climbing followed by some well earned burritos at the volunteer dinner.
It was great to spend the day participating in such a cool event and to see what a thriving climbing community we have here in Central Oregon.