APRIL 3, 2000
- Online Rock Climbing Resource for Smith Rock, Oregon Launches
3, 2000Smith Rock Media Ventures today launched SmithRock.com
(http://www.smithrock.com), a comprehensive
online rock climbing and outdoor recreation resource dedicated to
Smith Rock State Park in Redmond, Oregon. SmithRock.com features
interactive climbing routes,
current weather and route
conditions, weekly updated video
footage of climbing at Smith Rock, a live Web
cam, online merchandise,
general park information,
a chat room, and QTVR
screen shots that allow a user to pan 360 degree photos of Smith
the development of this site from a climber's perspective,
said Mike Volk, the creator of SmithRock.com and an avid climber
since the late sixties. Every part of the SmithRock.com site,
from the visuals, to the content, to the interface, is designed
to capture the distinctive feel of the Smith Rock climbing experience.
The aim of SmithRock.com
is not only to provide information, but also to become an online
community for climbers. This includes plans to have monthly features
that are relevant to Smith Rock climbers. The site launch feature
is an interview
with Alan Watts, author of Climbers Guide to Smith Rock
and the man who helped put Smith Rock on the international climbing
the significance of Smith Rock, Watts states, As more and
more routes started to go up, it became real clear that what we
were doing was significant, and not just in Smith Rock climbing,
but in climbing in this country in general.
I am pleased
to have Alan's interview help launch our site, echoes Mike
Volk, It demonstrates our commitment to promoting a greater
understanding, interest and respect for Smith Rock, which I, and
many others, consider to be one of the premier rock climbing destinations
in North America.
Rock Media Ventures
is a creation that stems from the creative partnership between Digital
Image Productions, a multimedia company specializing in interactive
content, and Wave Rock Communications, Inc., a high-tech public
relations and Internet marketing agency. Inovar Interactive, a full-service
advertising, marketing and branding agency, developed the Web site
look and feel.
Productions is a multimedia production company specializing in interactive
content. The firm creates QTVR's,
3D and 2D animation, digital video for distribution on various media,
specialized Web sites and interactive CD-ROM's.
About Wave Rock
Wave Rock Communications,
Inc. is a diversified media corporation specializing in public relations
and Internet marketing services for Web-driven companies. Wave Rock
combines innovative PR with Internet marketing solutions to generate
maximum exposure for Web-driven companies. The firm partners with
companies who believe in the importance of integrating traditional
and online marketing efforts to establish presence, increase valuation
or influence consumer behavior.
is a full service media/communications agency offering idea generation,
branding, marketing, planning, advertising, design, and public relations.
Inovar Interactive extends these strengths into the world of interactivity:
the Internet, CD-ROM and presentations.
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