Smith Rock

near Bend, Oregon

2-5 day programs  – Best time to climb: March-November, Spring and Fall are ideal (2013 Calendar)

Smith Rock is famous for the bolted faces that sparked the sport climbing revolution of the 80’s. Its sharp edges and knobs require fun technical moves. Smith also features endless cracks on splitter basalt as well as bomber welded tuff. It’s home to the classic Monkey Face Pioneer Route, pictured above. There’s a lifetime of single and multipitch sport climbing as well as some uber-classic trad routes. The best time to climb is during Spring and Fall, when the desert climate creates perfect sending onditions.

Below you’ll find a small selection of the 1,000’s of routes that Smith Rock offers. They are some of the area classics. I can also take you to dozens of uncrowded gems.

Beginner: 5.6-5.7

  • Spiderman, Cinnamon Slab, Superslab, Moscow, Kiss of the Leper


  • Wherever I May Roam (image below), White Satin, Peking, Voyage of the Cowdog, Lion’s Jaw, Sky Ridge

Advanced: 5.9 and up

  • Zebra Zion, Lost in Space, Moonshine Dihedral, Monkey Face West Face 5.8 A0

Contact me directly for availability. See Smith Rock Climbing School for pricing.


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