Multi pitch climbing is when both climbers ascend to an anchor and one continues to lead above to another anchor, even higher. Climbers can either go all the way to the top and hike off, or they can rappel back down the wall using fixed anchors. The rewards for climbing two or more pitches up a rock wall at Smith are expansive views of the Crooked River and the Cascades, and the thrill of spending hours in the vertical environment. Our climbing guides can teach you how to tie in and anchor for multi pitch routes. They do all the leading while you experience classic climbing on routes like Spiderman, Moscow, Wherever I May Roam, Superslab and White Satin.
Those are just the introduction. Smith Rock has hundreds of climbs from two to eight pitches for every level of climber. Our climbing guides know every classic multi pitch route at Smith Rock and can teach you the specific skills and techniques that you need to enjoy a full-day above the crowds. Bring a camera with a carabiner!
Depending on your skills and level of interest you can sample sport and traditional multipitch climbs. If you want to continue on after the first set of anchors we can take you there.