We team up with sport climbing pioneer Alan Watts and Oregon’s current hotshot, Ryan Palo, to revisit the ever-popular Smith Rock to see what has changed and what has stayed the same on the 30th anniversary of the beginning of sport climbing there. This updates our 1990 story on Alan in HD.
Smith Rock State Park
Producer - Jule Gilfillan
Editor & Videographer - Michael Bendixen
Videographer - Todd Sonflieth
Climb Rigger - Sean O’Connor
Additional Photos - Mike Volk/SmithRock.com, Alan Watts
Additional Video - Greg Garretson