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Chockstone Climbing Guides
  • Make the most of your trip to Smith Rock State Park with the help of a guide and up your skills on this 4-day climbing camp. Meet new rock climbing enthusiasts from all over the country and make friends for life as you climb various routes for every level. Your guide will make sure you stay safe and have fun while you try to achieve your climbing goals!

    • After meeting with you guides, head to the camping site and start camp at Smith Rock State Park around 1:00pm. Get to know your guides and group as you climb for the afternoon. After a few hours of having fun on the rocks, come back to the camp where you’ll enjoy a delicious healthy fresh dinner prepared by your guides. Relax with your group around the campfire before retiring to your tent that is already set up for you – how easy is that?

      A climber starts to climb in Smith Rock with another climber helping her.
    • Each morning you’ll start your day early so you can pack in a full day of climbing. Explore different areas of the park with a guide and climb anything from classic sport climbs, basalt cracks in the Gorge, to the welded tuff knobs and pockets on the Westside. Your guide will make sure you get some one-on-one individual attention to help you achieve your personal climbing goals. On the third night, head with your group to a local restaurant for dinner.

      A climber scaling a basalt wall in Smith Rock.
    • After a relaxed breakfast, say your goodbyes to the camp and your fellow climbers. If you wish to stay and climb for the day, you can hire a private guide and continue to work on your personal climbing goals. Though the camp ends after breakfast, your guides can take you back to the airport at any time of day if you opt for their airport transfer services. 

      View of a river canyon in Smith Rock.
    • What you get on this adventure:

        • An experienced, local rock-climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
        • 4 days of rock climbing and camping 
        • Accommodations in tents
        • Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and drinks 
        • All technical climbing gear
        • Camping gear (camp kitchen, canopy, etc.)

      What’s not included:

        • Transportation
        • Airport pick-up and drop-off (available for an additional fee)
        • Sleeping bag and pad
        • Dinner on the last day of camping
        • Camping fee
        • Parking pass / Oregon State Park Pass
    • This climbing camp is ideal for the gym climbers and weekend warriors that wish to upgrade their skills and technique. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun day, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level and help you with skills to develop any personal climbing goals.

    • Smith Rock has plenty of options for beginner climbers, but this camp is ideal for gym climbers and weekend warriors that want to upgrade their skills. However, if you are still new to rock climbing, there are many other options in Smith Rock for beginners. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!

      For intermediate to advanced climbers, Smith Rock has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.

    • All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:

        • Helmet
        • Harness with a locking carabiner, belay device, and chalk bag
        • Ropes
        • Rock shoes (included in the price, but we recommend bringing your own if you have them)
        • Climbing hardware (quickdraws, cam devices, stoppers, etc.)

      Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:

        • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 40L bag)
        • Water bottle (min. 2 L per person for hot summer days)
        • Shorts
        • Tights
        • Loose fitting pants or sweatpants
        • Extra long sleeve layers and extra clothing in case of colder weather
        • Hiking or tennis shoes
        • Food you can eat on-the-go
        • Sleeping bag and pad
        • Sun hat
        • Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
        • Sunglasses
        • Camera — optional

      Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

    • Group sizes and prices:

        • The group size for this camp is up to 4 people with one guide. 
        • You will be paired with climbers with a similar skill level.
        • Cost is per person and it doesn’t decrease as the group grows.

      Min. age requirements:

        • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
        • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to climb on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

      If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

    • To get to Smith Rock State Park, most people fly into Portland International Airport (PDX) 3 hours away from Smith Rock State Park. From there, you can fly into Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) and your guiding service can pick you up at the airport in Redmond (for an additional fee).

      Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, you’ll meet your guide at Smith Rock State Park at 1:00 pm, where your climbing and camping adventure begins. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.

      At the end of your adventure, your guiding service can transfer you back to the airport in Redmond at any time of the day (for an additional fee).

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