Multi Pitch Climbing

Multi-Pitch routes are a great way to experience Smith Rock from a different perspective

Mountain Climbing

Go beyond the single pitch and take it higher!

There are many spectacular beginner to advanced level sport and trad multi-pitch climbing opportunities at Smith Rock to choose from.  
-Multi-Pitch guided trips are Full Day and limited to 2 climbers and 1 guide-  

The Marsupials

Multi Pitch Climbing Tours

Our seasoned, certified climbing guides will use their extensive knowledge of Smith Rock State Park and its iconic routes to create a custom climbing excursion tailored to your goals. If you're new to multi-pitch, we'll offer our guidance and make sure you have a memorable first time experience. For experienced climbers, we offer more focused  instruction for those wanting to hone the skills and techniques for more efficient and confident independent climbing beyond the single pitch.  

Due to the nature to multi-pitch climbing we maintain the standard maximum of two climbers to one guide. In addition to wanting to help maximize your climbing day, limiting a climbing party to no more than three is what is considered best practice for efficiency, safety standards and climber etiquette.

Multi-pitch rock climbing

What is Multi-Pitch  Climbing?

Multi-pitch climbing takes place on routes that are more than a single rope length, an ascent that requires more than one pitch or belay station. Typically, multi pitch routes finish on a ridge top or summit, often rewarding a climber with a spectacular view. Descent from the summit or top of the route may involve rappelling back to the ground or a walk off. Multi pitch climbing requires greater communication, trust, and coordination between climbers, making it a great option for team building and bonding among more experienced climbers.

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Trip Details

If you still have questions about your climbing day at Smith Rock or any of our climbing programs please do not hesitate to contact us

Multi-Pitch guided climbs are
Full Day and limited to 2 climbers to 1 guide

1 person $350 a day

2 people $200 per person

Full Day

1 person $350 a day
2 people $200 per person
3 person $145 a day
4 people $115 per person
5+ people $90 per person
A full day can go up to 8 hours. Most people climb 6 to 8 hours. The full day allows for more time to climb and move to different parts of Smith Rock State Park. Some climbing goals will require a full day.

HALFDAY

1 person $320 a day
2 people $180 per person
3 person $130 a day
4 people $100 per person
5+ people $85 per person
The half-day is designed for those with a limited time commitment, families and younger children. Half days run 4 hrs and we climb at one of the more easily accessible areas in the park to best maximize time on the rock. The curriculum may include basic knots, belaying, movement technique and lots of time on the rock!
Climbing gear
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All necessary climbing gear 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.

What is a pitch in climbing?
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A pitch is a section of a route that requires a rope between two belays. Multi pitch climbs require one or more stops at a belay station, depending on your rope length.

Physical ability
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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
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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
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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
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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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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.

Testimonials

I would definitely hire him again

“Our guide was friendly, focused, knowledgeable, answered all our questions, and generally delivered just what we were looking for. I would definitely hire him again if I was looking to do some guided climbs in the park.”

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