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Rock Climbing in Bend, Sunriver, Terrebonne, and the surrounding Central Oregon areas Serving Bend, Black Butte Ranch, Culver, Crooked River Ranch, LaPine, Madras, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Terrebonne, Tumalo & Warm Springs
Rock climbing at Smith Rock State Park Serving Bend, Black Butte Ranch, Culver, Crooked River Ranch, LaPine, Madras, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Terrebonne, Tumalo & Warm Springs
Central Oregon plays host to some of the finest rock climbing Oregon has to offer. Smith Rock is located about 25 miles north of Bend, 8 miles north of Redmond, and only 3 miles outside of Terrebonne. Smith Rock, at the forefront of climbing routes and technology, is considered by many to be the birthplace of modern American sport rock climbing. Smith Rock delivers challenges to climbers of all abilities and skill levels with thousands of routes available - many of them pinned.
Home to some of the hardest rock climbing routes on earth and scaling 550 feet in height, Smith Rock is an international rock climbing destination. Many climbing areas such as Dihedrals, Mesa Verde Wall, and the popular Monkey Face are famous for their challenging routes and unique beauty. The major rock faces and crags, composed of compressed volcanic ash called welded tuff, challenge more than 500,000 rock climbers per year at Smith Rock.
With an elevation of 3,000 feet and made up of 651 acres of Central Oregon hinterlands, Smith Rock State Park is destination wilderness. Open year-round, Smith Rock State Park and the campground cater to many outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Spring and fall are the most popular climbing months at Smith Rock due to temperatures reaching 100 degrees in the summer and close to freezing temperatures in the winter.
Smith Rock State Park has a $5 daily day-use fee. If you visit Smith Rock more often you can buy a 12-month permit for $30 or a 24-month permit for $50. These yearly permits are good at all state park day-use areas in Oregon and are available from the self-service pay stations. Park rangers do enforce a strict animal leash law and strongly encourage all park users to stay on trails due to the uniqueness and fragile aspect of Smith Rock State Park.
The picnic and campground areas of Smith Rock sit on top of the rimrock (composed of columnar basalt) bestowing breathtaking vistas of the Crooked River, rock climbers, hikers, and climbing routes. In addition to Smith Rock State Park, Bend offers several other, lesser-known pockets of sublime rock climbing. Be sure to check in with a local rock climbing guide or local recreation shop for suggestions and directions to other wonderful climbing locations in and around Bend, Oregon.