Guiding rock climbers at Smith Rock State Park since 1983

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Smith Rock Climbing School

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About Smith Rock Climbing School

Smith Rock Climbing SchoolSmith Rock Climbing School was founded in 1983 and originally operated right across the street from the world famous Smith Rock State Park.

Come and join one of our trained professional guides for a day of rock climbing. Whether you’re a first-timer, fresh out the climbing gym, or an experienced climber looking to push your limits we can provide a great day of climbing.

With our private guiding service, we can custom tailor a rock climbing trip to fit you and your needs.

Smith Rock State Park has climbs for every level of interest. From introductory top-rope climbs rated 5.6 all the way to 8-pitch routes and traditional crack climbs. We guide all of the classic single and multi-pitch routes and we know how to get away from the crowds, find the shady or sunny spots and get more climbing time on the rock than walking and waiting.

Did You Know

Vertical Feet

Climbed by our clients per year

AMGA Certified Rock Guides

Our guides earn rock-specific accreditation through the American Mountain Guides Association.


Guiding at Smith Rock State Park

Personalized Instruction
Hands on rock instruction to give you skills and confidence

What You Get

When You Go With Smith Rock Climbing School's Private Guides

We’ll Greet You

Our guides will meet you in the morning and get you fitted with any gear that you need to borrow and find out exactly what kind of a climbing day you’re looking for.

Tailored to Your Skils

We’ll hit the trail for any of more than a dozen areas at Smith Rock that have climbs of every style for every level of climber. You can also focus on skills that will help you progress in your independent climbing.

Classic Routes

You can pick a specific climb that is of interest to you. Classics like Zebra Zion, Wherever I May Roam, the Monkey Face Pioneer Route and Spider Man are climbs that every Smith climber should try.

We look forward to sharing Smith Rock State Park with you and guiding you on some of the best rock climbing in the world.

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Featured Guides

At the Smith Rock Climbing School, we believe the strength of our organization lies in the hands of our friendly and talented guides who all share a common passion for climbing and skiing. Our school is an official accredited program of the  American Mountain Guides Association

Cliff Agocs
Cliff Agocs
Rock Guide

Cliff has been climbing since 2002, starting in Northern California while making trips to the Tetons, Joshua Tree, and Nepal. He is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide. See full bio.



Max Tepfer
Max Tepfer
Rock Guide

Starting to climb in 2005, Max has lead climbing courses for the National Outdoor Leadership School and is an LNT Master, completing his AMGA Rock Instructor Course, Rock Guide Course and  Aspirant Exam, and Alpine Guide Course. See full bio.


Pete Keane
Pete Keane
SRCS Director

Pete has been climbing since 1982 and guiding professionally since 1989. In addition to running Smith Rock Climbing School, he serves on the American Mountain Guides Association Board of Directors. See full bio.



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Private Guiding Rates

All rates are per person per day

Day Rates

# of ClimbersRate per Climber
1 Climber$275
2 Climbers$160
3 Climbers$130
4 Climbers$100
5-8 Climbers$85
9 or More Climbers$75

1/2 Day Rates

# of ClimbersRate per Climber
1 Climber$250
2 Climbers$130
3 Climbers$85
4 or More Climbers$75


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