Smith Rock

Max questing on nubbins high on a
new route on the front side on a crisp
Photo: Chris Wright

Smith Rock

The Crooked River snakes past the
frontside crags with Asterisk Pass behind.
Photo: William Warburton


A panoramic view of the
legendary frontside crags
on a sunny December day.
Photo: Mark Deffenbaugh

Smith Rock

High up on the mega-classic
Zebra-Zion, everyone's favorite Smith 5.10.
Photo: Chris Wright

Brogan Spire

Graeme explores the
seldom-visited Marsupials
Traverse high above the rest
of the park.
Photo: Chris Wright

Crooked River

The Crooked River winds its way past
Shiprock and the frontside crags with
Asterisk Pass and the Smith Rock
group behind.
Photo: William Warburton

The Friar

Chris and Max out sending
in the sunshine on just another
perfect Central Oregon day.
Photo: Mark Deffenbaugh

Smith Rock

Awash in a sea of orange. The
volcanic tuff at Smith is one of the
most unique rock types anywhere,
and the sun shines all year.
Photo: Mark Deffenbaugh



Known as the birthplace of American sport climbing, Smith Rock State Park (or Smith as it’s known to the locals) is one of the premier rock climbing destinations in the Northwest and the world. With over 1800 routes at every grade, there’s no better place to learn to climb or to hone your craft on some of the country’s greatest climbs. Whether you’re looking to just go out and climb or to learn the skills to take your climbing to the next level, Smith is the perfect venue. With sport, traditional and even aid climbing classics of all shapes and sizes, there’s a wealth of climbing opportunities a short walk from the parking lot. And with over 200 days of sun a year, there’s always dry rock to be found.

Late fall is the perfect season: cool temperatures make climbing in the sun a pleasure, and on hot days it’s an easy escape to the shade. With over ten years at Smith, my to-do list is as long as it’s ever been. This is my local, and my favorite. Come see what it’s all about.


Fall & Spring


Terrebonne, Oregon


1:1 $350/day

2:1 $190 pp/day

3:1 $150 pp/day