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Smith Rock
March - June & September - November

On the ancestral stolen lands of the Tenino and Northern Paiute tribes, now the Confederated Tribes or Warm Springs, Smith Rock State Park, the birthplace of modern sport climbing in the US, with its striking rock formations of welded volcanic tuff rises out of the Central Oregon high desert. This world class climbing destination offers terrain for all ability levels including classic sport lines, technical trad climbing, adevnturous multi-pitches and amazing outdoor classroom spaces to learn and hang out.

Education Courses

For the recreational climber looking to build technical skills 

Intro to Climbing

Basics of Outdoor Top Rope

This one-day course aims to teach you all the basics of top-proping outdoors


Anchors, Cleaning and Rappelling

This one-day course focuses on supporting climbers in their transition from climbing indoors to outdoors climbing, as well as supporting outdoor top rope climbers in learning key skills to build and clean (break down) basic anchors, as well as evaluate anchors that others have built for you.

Intro to Sport Climbing

Basics of Outdoor Lead

This one-day course teaches the basics to get sport leading outside, whether you just learned to top rope or have been climbing for some time.

OUTdoor Leadership Programming

For the aspiring outdoor leaders, instructors, or guides - emphasis on skills and techniques to support guide course/assessment readiness, as well as ongoing professional development. 

AMGA SPI Course Preparation

Get exposure to skills needed to guide, teach and mentor novice climbers, manage the crag, and basic rescue techniques.

AMGA SPI Exam Preparation Course

Review and hone skills learned in the AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course in preparation for your assessment in a queer affinity setting

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