November 17, 2014
IMG guide Jonathan Schrock and climber Jeff H. spent an extended weekend training at Smith Rocks, Oregon. The intent was preparation for a possible future trip to the Matterhorn, so it was not necessarily unwelcome for the two to arrive with a good snow covering over the area.
Jonathan reported it was too cold for rock shoes, but they were able to get in some good alpine rock climbing in boots. They also spent one full day working on short roping and short pitching skills to help Jeff to prepare for the skills he’ll need to know for the Matterhorn. Hopefully the Matterhorn won’t be so cold!
Nice job, guys.