Rock Climbing Skill Builder – 3 days

Ratio:up to 6:1
Length:3 days

Prices are per-person
1 climber    $1,305
2 climbers  $705
3 climbers  $750
4 climbers  $420
5 climbers  $345
6 climbers  $300

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

Looking to fully immerse yourself in the sport of rock climbing?  Our three day course is a comprehensive rock climbing seminar in the world class climbing venue, Smith Rock State Park. The access to over 1,800 sport and trad climbs within a short hike from the car means we can maximize the time you spend on the rock learning skills and techniques and minimize hiking time and avoid crowded areas.

During three days in the birthplace of American sport climbing, you’ll work on your climbing technique and movement skills, choosing climbs that push your limits and create opportunities to learn. You’ll also learn technical skills like anchor-building, lead-belaying and rappelling. As you climb and converse with your guide you will tailor your program to the specific skills that you want to focus on. You may choose to spend time learning multi-pitch climbing techniques, focus on climbing difficult routes more efficiently, or begin to learn the foundations of trad climbing. Or you may sample all these options to get a feel for your interests.

During your trip you’ll also get to sample many different rock types and styles of climbing, so you’ll begin to feel at home in Smith Rock. It’s a destination that climbers from all over the world return to year after year. Our rock guides have been climbing at Smith Rock State Park for years and can take you to excellent rock routes and areas for your personal experience level. Each program is tailored specifically for the participants to ensure that you get the most out of your trip.

Skills you will learn and practice:

  • Belaying
  • Rappelling
  • Balance and movement skills
  • Spotting
  • Terminology
  • Advanced footwork and use of handholds
  • Using rock protection: cams and nuts
  • Lead-belaying
  • Efficient multi-pitch transitions
  • Anchor building and evaluation

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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 skill-building course.

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