Intro to Rock Climbing Course

Share a fun and memorable day of rock climbing outside for those wanting to give it a try

A climber smiling and gripping the rock with their hands while ascending a climbing route at Smith Rock

Intro to Rock Climbing

Learn the basic skills every rock climber must know with an AMGA Certified Instructor. This course will teach you how to become a safe and competent climber with instruction on essential techniques and equipment handling. When it comes to mastering the art of rock climbing, nothing can beat a hands-on experience. Whether you're new to outdoor rock climbing or looking to brush up on your skills, this course is designed to help you meet your goals.
Climber learning the basics of rock climbing while ascending a  route at Smith Rock above the Crooked River

Basics of Rock Climbing - Hands on learning

  • Learn and practice the essential knots for rock climbing.
  • Develop and practice movement skills for face and crack climbing.
  • Belaying skills (rope handling) with atc/tube style and brake assist devices
  • Understanding universal climbing terms and proper communication.
  • No experience is necessary
Climber using a wedge to grip the rock while climbing a steep route at Smith Rock State Park

It’s all about progression

  • Gain hands on experience on the rocks and skills to climb with confidence.
  • Prioritize learning new techniques & solving common climbing challenges.
  • We start on beginner climbs and then progress to more challenging routes.
  • Skills you can take home to the climbing gym or wherever you may climb next.
  • Consistency is key! The easiest way to improve your climbing skills is to climb often, try new climbing styles, and build your strength.
  • Be ready to take it to the next level!

2024 Course Dates

Book your Smith Rock climbing course today, and learn from an expert AMGA-certified guide!

May 18th, June 8th, July 5th, Aug 7th, Sept 8th

Courses are $140 per person, a minimum of two people required to run a course

If the  listed course dates don’t work with your schedule, all courses can be arranged as a private guiding, customized to your needs, on the day you choose.
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A Memorable Experience

“Jim was extremely professional, easy to get along with, a great teacher, and most of all, he was very patient with both of us and our inexperience. ”

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Our AMGA Accreditation helps assure our clients receive the highest professional standards in our industry.
Our AMGA Accreditation helps assure our clients receive the highest professional standards in our industry.