The Dihedrals
and Morning Glory Wall at Smith Rock

the dihedrals at smith rock in the central oregon high desert.

Smith Rock State Park in Central Oregon
north of Newberry Crater National Monument and Bend

Smith Rock is composed of welded rhyolite tuff, compressed volcanic ash. I lived in Portland during Mt St Helen's eruptions, and remember quite clearly the difficulties ash created when she erupted. How nice to imagine something so beautiful coming out of all that.

Nature's diversity carving stone at smith rock state park: renowned for rock climbing throughout the world, north of newberry crater national monument, not far from bend in the high desert of central oregon.

Forward ~ Morning Glory Wall and Vulture Ridge in Morning's Light at Smith Rock.

Back ~ Monkey Face in shadow on Misery
Ridge, Smith Rock.

A Guide to Climbing Smith Rock. Please do everything you can to leave Smith Rock as you found it. Rock Climbing Etiquette and Ethics from the National Outdoor Leadership School. USFS: Deschutes Ochoco National Forest. Oregon State Parks: Smith Rock in Central Oregon.

Explore Smith Rock in Central Oregon: Travel Guide, Map & Scenery for your enjoyment.

Travel Oregon and northern California while staying at Gathering Light ... a retreat
located in south central Oregon, near Crater Lake National Park.

wetlands and wildlife refuges nearby gathering light ... a retreat located in southern oregon near crater lake national park: cabins, treehouses in the forest on the river.

Travel on the West Cascades National Scenic Byway to Gathering Light ... a retreat: Travel Directions, Map and Scenery.

Directions to and Day Trips of about 100 miles from the retreat.

Explore little Known Scenic Places near Crater Lake National Park and the retreat: Travel Directions, Map and Scenery.

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Contact Brad at Gathering Light ... a retreat.

The Elfin "Tree House " Log Cabin (pictured above), at Gathering Light ... a retreat. Rustic simplicity, a place to "Just Be", Gathering Light is nestled on the banks of the river, surrounded by the Fremont Winema National Forest of southern Oregon and not far from Crater Lake National Park.

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