Cougar Crags

Length:1 day

Prices are per-person, per day
1 climber   $435
2 climbers  $235

Dates:Custom, private dates are available year-round
Season:Spring and Fall

Closer to Bend than Smith Rock, this quiet gem is located near the beautiful Tumalo Falls, and it is home to high-quality multi-pitch, sport and trad routes. The rock is andesite which lends itself to technical slab climbing and clean vertical cracks. There is no guidebook to this crag, so those who venture up to this formation must get local beta, or commit to a line of bolts or a crack-system on sight.

At Cougar, you’ll find a high concentration of 5.9 and 5.10 climbs from one to three pitches. The classic Cougar Buttress is a four pitch 5.9 trad climb with bolted anchors and a pleasant walk-off. Edge of Light is an excellent two-pitch 5.10 trad route with a rappel descent. The base area has dozens of single-pitch sport routes that are well-bolted and range from intermediate to advanced in difficulty.

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"Ben from Smith Rock Climbing is awesome. Was impressed at how great he was with our kids, creating an amazing first climbing experience for them."

Rory D.
Seattle, WA

"We did a family climbing trip to Smith Rock State Park with this outfit and had a fantastic time. Aaron was our guide and was incredibly patient, encouraging, and skilled with us and our three kids ages 12, 10, & 8. All the equipment was provided and we felt very safe. It was a very positive experience for us and we enjoyed a great day at the crags. Don't miss a chance to climb this spectacular park. Well worth it !"

Alfie C.
Portland, OR

"I have climbed twice with them at Smith Rock, and both times have been outstanding. Cliff is a great guide and a blast to spend a day with. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to climb out there, or on Hood."

Eric S.
Portland, OR

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