Gym-to-Crag Clinic

Ratio:up to 6:1
Length:1 day

Prices are per-person, per day
1 climber    $435
2 climbers  $235
3 climbers  $175
4 climbers  $140
5 climbers  $115
6 climbers  $100

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

Gym-to-Crag clinics are for gym climbers who are experienced with gym climbing, and have perhaps even climbed a bit outdoors. In this clinic you’ll build on the foundation of skills that you’ve built in the gym, and learn to translate those into an outdoor setting where the rope isn’t already hanging up when you arrive. The goal is to learn new techniques from our professional rock climbing guides, so that you can begin to make more responsibility for your climbing experience.

You’ll also learn invaluable skills for belaying outside, protecting your gear, using traditional protection in multipoint anchors. And of course, we’ll get some great climbing in – making sure to help you hone your movement and technique for real rock. Smith has climbs to push every level of climber and challenge you to improve your climbing.

Skills that you’ll learn and practice:

    • Lead Belaying
    • Cleaning anchors
    • Rappelling with backups
    • Footwork and movement technique
    • Terminology
    • Gear maintenance
    • Building basic and complex anchors

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Interested in a trip? Call us today to get started on your trip reservation. We will take the time to place you on the expedition that is a fit for you.

(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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There are no prerequisites to joining this program

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