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Outdoor Clubs Help Newcomers Scale Smith Rock

Woman climbing at Smith Rock State Park near Bend, Oregon

For the thousands of people each year who come to Smith Rock State Park to hike and take in the scenery, climbing the massive cliff walls is completely out of the question.

Or so they think.

As this Salem Statesman Journal story explains, outdoor clubs like the Chemeketans are helping ease the intimidation of one of Smith Rock’s signature attractions.

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