Rock Climbing


Bend, Oregon is known for Rock Climbing and Mountain Climbing.

Smith Rock State Park offers world class climbing opportunities and is only 40 minutes north of Bend.

South Sister, Middle Sister, North Sister, and Mt. Hood are all very close to Bend with fabulous climber routes.

Check out the following retailers for guided tours, rentals, clinics, and equipment…

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Rock climbing at Smith Rock State Park



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Kid’s rock climbing classes.

Smith Rock Climbing School

Rock climbing as a family can be a very rewarding experience. It builds trust and confidence and is a fun adventure to have as a family. Kids are naturally interested in climbing and with the right instruction, they can have a truly memorable experience.

Our guides work with young people and families throughout the year and do an excellent job of developing trust in the anchoring system and creating an environment in which kids can feel comfortable challenging themselves. The same goes for parents and grandparents. Even if you have never climbed before, you will leave this day feeling great about your climbing. Our guides are familiar with many areas at Smith Rock State Park that are perfectly suited to beginners and offer more challenging climbs nearby for those who are already experienced. We choose areas that are easy to access, in many cases have nearby bathroom facilities, and allow for relaxing at the base of the walls throughout the day while you’re not actively climbing.


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Rock climbing at Smith Rock State Park near Bend, Oregon.



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Chockstone Climbing Guides 

Chockstone Climbing Guides offers personal, professional and customized rock climbing instruction and guiding services for all ages and abilities at Smith Rock State Park.  Our seasoned Smith Rock guides provide exceptional service for their clients.

Our seasoned, AMGA certified instructors and guides provide a broad range of skills and services for the first time rock climber to those breaking into advanced rock climbing skills or professional instructor training. Chockstone Guides maintain a low client to guide ratio to ensure the highest level of safety, instruction and success available. Through our instructional expertise, dedication to your safety, and enthusiasm for all things climbing, Chockstone Climbing Guides can help you reach new heights.

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Timberline Mountain Guides

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Start to build a solid foundation of alpine skills, or take the skills you have to the next level with our one day alpine skills courses. Our guides will give you the tools you need to start your mountain climbing career or take on your next big objective.


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 Bend Rock Gym

We teach a variety of group and private lessons at the gym. We also have summer camps for children. Your best bet is to give us a call at (541) 388-6764 and let us know what you’d like to learn about – we’ll do our best to make it happen!






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Smith Rock Climbing Guides, Inc. 

Smith Rock Climbing Guides, Inc. provides climbing instruction and guide services for visitors of all ages and experience levels, seven days a week.

Prices for any of our services are based on the number of people in your group and whether you choose the half-day or full-day option.  Half-days are 4.5 hours car-to-car, and full-days have no time limit.  Our clients climb in the state park’s famous main climbing area, which offers hundreds of routes for all ability levels ranging in height from 40 to 400 feet.  Top-quality equipment rental is included.  In order to provide the best experience possible for your ability and comfort level, we won’t mix you with another group unless that is what you request.

Keep in mind that we can customize the day to your specific interests, and we are permitted to guide all areas of Smith Rock State Park.  If you don’t see exactly what you want, just let us know what we can do for you!



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Red Point Climbers Supply 


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 Mountain Supply

Since opening our doors in 1980, Mountain Supply has been Bend’s local independent outdoor retailer.  Our mission has remained the same since we opened the store, and that is to serve the outdoor community by providing the best outdoor gear in the industry and knowledge to use it.  We offer a wide variety of outdoor equipment and apparel, from climbing and mountaineering to backpacking and backcountry skiing.

Our staff here at Mountain Supply are incredibly knowledgeable about the equipment we offer, and equally knowledgeable of our beautiful backyard here in Central Oregon.  We encourage you to bring us your questions whether they are gear or trail related, so that we may point you in the right direction.  If you find yourself out at Smith Rock and in need of a rest day, please come use our free Wi-Fi and feel free to just hang out as long as you like.

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 First Ascent Climbing Services 

Whether you are a complete novice who wants to learn how to rock climb, an intermediate wanting to improve your skills, or an expert climber looking for a guide to show you the classics, our guides are seasoned experts in the field.

You can trust us to show you an amazing climbing experience that you’ll never forget! We are a recommended guide service by Sunriver Resort, Black Butte Ranch, Pronghorn Resort and Eagle Crest Resort. Let us be your guide to the incredible rock climbing at Smith Rock State Park.

Your safety is our highest priority and we look forward to sharing a fun and memorable experience with you.