Community Climbing Events

Rock Climbing for the Family
Our community climbing events are for experienced climbers of all levels.  Come join us for fun, supportive and inclusive climbing sessions and connect with others in the climbing community.  All events require pre-registration so that we can be prepared for the number of participants.
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Full Moon Climbing

Climb into the evening on the peak of a full moon cycle. Our full moon and new moon climbing afternoon sessions are for experienced climbers that want to gift themselves some time on the rock, meet new people and enjoy being out at Smith Rock. Our AMGA certified guides and instructors will set up climbs and provide coaching and support aligning to your developmental goals in a top rope setting. It’s a climbing outing for fun, skills development and for self care as well. Lunar phases are a great time to reflect on the past month and reset intentions and goals for the new month ahead.

Join us for full moon climbing sessions.

4:00pm - 8:00pm | $100 per person

  • Flower Moon: May 23
  • Strawberry Moon: June 22
  • Buck Moon: July 21
  • Sturgeon Moon: August 19
  • Harvest Moon: September 18
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Summer Solstice Climbing

Celebrate Summer! Join us for a fun afternoon of climbing and celebrating the longest day of the year! Climbing will be followed by apres climb refreshments at the Smith Rock picnic area. All level of climbers welcome. Chockstone Climbing Guides will set up a variety of top ropes.

June 20th | $100 per person

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Beta and Brews

These are May-Oct, once a month drop-in events that do not require pre-registration. Come by the Redpoint Climbers Supply after climbing or hiking at Smith Rock, grab a beverage of choice and bend the ear of a seasoned Smith Rock guide. Chockstone Climbing Guides will have an AMGA Certified Guide or two available to answer questions about any routes, technical advice, recommendations, local ethics, questions about any tech topic that has come up in your climbing.

Dates: TBD | Free

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Give Back To Smith Rock

The Spring Thing is always a great day to give back to Smith Rock in the spring; usually in April. Our Give Smith Rock Thanks Day will be the in the Fall - we will be coordinating with rangers and getting their input on what work would be helpful and choosing a day that works best for the project. This is for participants ages 15 years and older. You do not need to be an experienced climber to participate in this work/climb day. More details to come. Please contact us if this sounds like something that you would like to be a part of and we will keep you posted.

Dates: TBD


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Climbing gear

All necessary rock climbing equipment is included. We will provide climbing shoes, harness and helmet at no additional charge. Let us know your gear needs upon reservation. You are welcome to bring your personal climbing gear if you prefer.

Physical ability

We welcome all experience levels. No previous climbing experience or special training  is required to enjoy a fun, rock climbing experience. Rock climbing is more balance,  footwork, leg strength  and less emphasis on upper body strength.  If it is your first time rock climbing, you need only a general level of fitness similar for any outdoor activity:

  • Comfortable, confident  hiking on trails and uneven terrain
  • Comfortable in high desert climate  outside for 4-8 hrs
  • We will choose appropriate climbs to suit your needs and ability.
Start times

We do not have set start times. With the half day you choose your 4 hour window. For the full day you decide on a start time with a full day of climbing in mind. Our days start as early as 7:00 am and we can climb until sunset.

Meet up location

You will meet your guide at Smith Rock State Park.  You will receive a tour confirmation email and guide check in call the evening prior to confirm the exact meeting location details.

Guide Contact

Your guide will contact you by cell phone the evening prior to your climbing date to go over details; confirm meet up location and time, review your climbing goals, get gear needs or any information specific to your trip.

What to bring
  • Bring water (2 liters minimum each person for hot summer days). Water bottles can be filled at the parking area of Smith Rock State Park.
  • A hearty sack lunch and packable snacks.
    Sunscreen, sunglasses and perhaps a sun hat.
  • A backpack; large enough to include, water, lunch, snacks, as well as personal climbing gear (shoes, harness, helmet). If you do not have a suitable backpack, we can provide one. Let your guide know ahead of time.
  • Extra clothing in case of colder weather. (see below for details).
What to wear
  • Dress for the season and forecasted weather. Wear clothing appropriate for being active outdoors.
  • Shorts, tights, loose fitting pants, or sweatpants are appropriate.
    Top: T-shirt, sport top. Extra long sleeve layers even in the summer, the shade in the mornings can be cool.
  • Rugged outdoor footwear is recommended such as hiking shoes or tennis shoes. Open toed shoes and sandals are not advised.
Smith Rock State Park Entrance Fee

Smith Rock State Park Entrance Fee a $5.00 parking pass is required and can be bought at one of the credit card self pay kiosks. The kiosk accepts cash and credit cards. An annual Oregon State Park pass works as well.

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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.