Three Fingered Jack

Length:1 day

Prices are per person
1 climber – $625
2 climbers – $425

Dates:Custom, private dates are available year-round

Three Fingered Jack has the distinction of being the smallest of all the alpine summits in the Oregon Cascades. This jagged peak is notorious for “the crawl” – an exposed fifth-class traverse that represents the beginning of the technical climbing several hundred feet from the summit. After that, the route climbs through a cobblestone chimney, and up a ridge to the summit. Touching this summit is a proud acheivement! The approach follows the Pacific Crest Trail for five miles before breaking on to climbers trails towards the peak.

The first roped climbing usually begins at “the crawl” – a steep exposed traverse that is breath-taking. From there, we walk along an exposed ridge for several minutes to reach the summit pinnacle. The cobblestone pitches lead to the summit. It is 2-4 hours, round trip from the beginning of the technical climbing.

We are able to schedule this climb Monday through Thursday until after Labor Day weekend, because of limitations on all commercial permits in the Deschutes-Willamette National Forest.

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(541) 633-7450

"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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Prior multipitch rock climbing experience is recommended, or join us in the 2-day alpine rock climbing course.

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