Community Climbing Events

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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.

Celebrating our Connection to Earth Community Climbing

Our exclusive Full Moon and New Moon afternoon climbing sessions are coming together on the the dates of the full and new moon to take the time for ourselves to be outside, take in the beauty of Smith Rock, take a moment of mindfulness for ourselves and of have fun! Our Full Moon Climbing afternoon sessions are a great way to explore Smith Rock in a new light and meet new people in the climbing community. Our AMGA certified guides and instructors will set up top ropes for a group to enjoy. These unique climbing events are for those that want to share an afternoon climbing in a supportive environment. Full Moon and New Moon Climbing goes beyond the physical challenge; it's a moment for self-reflection and goal-setting aligning with the lunar cycle's natural phases. It is an opportunity to embrace both the physical and mental aspects of climbing, nurturing self-care and skill development in a unique environment.

Join us for full and new moon climbing sessions.

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

  • Flower Moon: May 23           New Moon : June 6
  • Strawberry Moon: June 21       New Moon: July 5
  • Buck Moon: July 21.                 New Moon: August 4
  • Sturgeon Moon: August 19.     New Moon: September 2
  • Harvest Moon: September 17

Summer Solstice Climbing

Celebrate Summer with Chockstone Climbing Guides! Join us for a fun afternoon of climbing and celebrating the longest day of the year at Smith Rock State Park. This special event, designed for climbers of all levels, is a great way to celebrate the summer solstice with fellow climbers in a fun, laid-back, supportive environment. Chockstone Climbing Guides will set up a variety of top ropes to cater to various skill levels.

Climbing will be followed by après climb refreshments at the Smith Rock picnic area where you can unwind and reflect on the day with fellow climbing enthusiasts. Don't miss out on this opportunity! Climb with us and celebrate the Summer Solstice at one of the most stunning rock climbing destinations in the Pacific Northwest.

June 20th | $100 per person

All skill levels welcome.

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Beta and Brews

Kick back and soak up some expert knowledge at our laid-back Beta and Brews climbing events. Held May-October as once a month drop-in events, Beta and Brews does 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, local community issues or questions about any tech topic that has come up in your climbing.

Dates: TBD | Free

Give Back To Smith Rock

The Spring Thing Volunteer Day, brought to you by the Smithrock, usually held annually in April, has always been a great opportunity to give back to Smith Rock and repair well-worn trails. Our Give Smith Rock Thanks Day, The Smithrock group is involved in close collaboration with park rangers to identify where and when our help is most needed for the project. Come show your support and appreciation for Smith Rock, giving back to the areas we climb.

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. If you are interested in participating, please contact us and we will keep you updated with the latest information. For more details go to to sign up for this years event or donate directly.

Dates: April 27th, 2024


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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 climbing 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.