Smith Rock, Oregon

Join the Outdoor Program for a Spring Break Climbing Trip to Smith Rock in Central Oregon! Climbers of all abilities will love the climbing at Smith! Smith Rock is an international climbing destination, home to over a thousand climbing routes. Smith has it all: fun sport climbing, splitter cracks, multipitch climbs, quality cragging and bouldering. Full of moderate climbs as well as test-pieces, Smith is an excellent spot for climbers of every level. Just east of the Cascade Mountains, Smith's reliable weather, user-friendliness, fantastic views, fun, varied climbing, and easy living add up to an excellent place to spend spring break climbing and spending time outdoors. A trip of this length will undoubtedly improve your climbing. If you are transitioning from gym to outdoor climbing, improving your strength, movement and comfort, and/or working toward advanced skills such as anchor-building and lead climbing, the consistency of a long trip can help you step up to the next level of climbing. Formal and informal classes will include: climbing movement and technique, anchor building and cleaning, lead theory, protection placement, rescue techniques, rope ascension, and multipitch climbing.