Chockstone Climbing Guides

Chockstone Climbing Guides offer personalized, professional rock climbing instruction and guiding services at Smith Rock State Park and other great Central Oregon locations. 

Choose from a private, family or group program for beginner, intermediate or advanced levels. Chockstone Climbing Guides has seasoned, AMGA certified and experienced Smith Rock climbing guides and instructors to ensure a fun, memorable rock climbing adventure for you and your family. All gear is provided.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 5.0/5 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating based on 39 reviews


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    September 23, 2023
    Nick W

    Perfect climbing experience for a family

    We had a great time climbing with James at Smith Rock! We were in the area on vacation during peak wildfire season so up until the day of it was touch and go whether we would go; the proactive communication on this was much appreciated. We would have been disappointed had we not been able to go, but we would have been understanding as it was out of their control. Luckily the AQI was within reason and we were able to go. (Interestingly it did get bad while we were out there and James would have been within his rights to say we had to stop, but he didn't, and we had a great time still!) We are recreational indoor climbers (bouldering) so we weren't novices but we also had only very very limited outdoor experience. It was far more challenging, in a good way, than anticipated. It was an incredibly rewarding experience. Not a ton more to say - we'd love to climb with James again ! Fully recommend.

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    August 10, 2023

    Ask for Daniel

    Daniel was the perfect guide for my family to get an introduction to climbing. He brought a selection of shoe sizes so the kids could just get just the right fit, chose great routes to build their confidence, and found a shady spot so we didn’t get sunburned. I highly recommend you ask for Daniel: he deserves a raise!

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    July 9, 2023
    Christy C

    Highly Recommend!

    Naomi and Jim were awesome. Super knowledgeable and fun! With our mixed group of little kids and adults they some kept us all engaged and challenged. Cannot recommend them enough!

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    July 3, 2023
    Rebecca L

    The best day climbing in Oregon

    Had a great time climbing at Smith Rock today! Our guides, Michael and Fred were incredibly knowledgeable and supportive. It was a perfect opportunity to challenge myself and learn new skills. They were excellent guides through the park, finding shade and the best routes for our crew’s skill range. Can’t wait to go again!

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    July 3, 2023

    Great climbing experience!!!

    10/10 time!! First time outdoor climbing and Michael and Fred were great teachers. Went with a large group and they set up 2-3 routes at each location so we could get lots of climbing in!! Very knowledgeable about routes and how to avoid sunny routes. Michael provided great beta on routes I struggled with. Fred kept us safe and provided encouragement for everyone. Great pair and so much fun!!! Would recommend to all levels of climbers and I would definitely go back.

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