#tendercrew does Smith Rock

Five gallon buckets and nine gallon buckets. Why are these routes named as such? Nine gallon buckets (5.10c) is more difficult than it's five gallon (5.8) cousin. But wouldn't there be more buckets on an easier route? Does the name imply there are more huecos (buckets) on the 10c? Or are the huecos larger and … Continue reading #tendercrew does Smith Rock

Oregon in April – Smith Rock, baby!

This is a bit late for a trip report, but better late than never!We had an early morning start, and Yannick, Dan, Marc, Kim and I piled into two cars and headed South. We arrived with plenty of sun to set up camp and eat some dinner.We awoke on day 1 to rain...sigh, but happily … Continue reading Oregon in April – Smith Rock, baby!