Rock Climbing Skills – 1 day lesson

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

Basic rock climbing is for beginners who want to learn to rock climb, and for intermediate climbers who want to practice movement skills and learn new techniques from our professional climbing guides in the world-class climbing venue of Smith Rock State Park. Our rock climbing guides tailor this day to your background. Our goal is to spend as much time on the rock as possible in an area packed with climbs suited to your level of experience.

In addition to providing a fun day, our guides will provide expert instruction on your climbing movement, foot-work, and balance. They will also teach specific hand-grips for the variety of holds – from jugs to crimps – that you’ll encounter in vertical terrain. On this jam-packed day you’ll learn and practice belaying, and you’ll have the opportunity to rappel and learn about rope management.

Skills you’ll learn:

  • Footwork
  • Belaying
  • Rappelling
  • Balance and movement skills
  • Spotting
  • Terminology

We have been guiding rock climbing in Smith Rock for over thirty years and our guides provide expert instruction with a level of experience and training that is unmatched in the area. Smith Rock is an area known for technical climbing. Our intimate knowledge of the thousands of climbs in the park gives us the unique ability to find climbs and areas that are well suited to your level of experience.


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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 program.

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