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Located in the high desert in central Oregon, Smith Rock State Park is considered the mecca for sport climbing in the United States. The towering cliffs take a commanding presence over the surrounding terrain including the picturesque Crooked River winding in the valley below. The main cliffs are made of volcanic welded tuff and bands of columnar basalt. Even for the regular climber, it may take years to become familiar with all of the options at Smith Rock. Luckily for you, we've hand-picked the best of the best and will match the best routes to your level of climbing! The Oregon Climb & Camp trip is perfect for all adventure levels, ranging from first-time climbers to those looking to chellenge their skills!
WHY THIS TRIP IS UNFORGETTABLE
Experience the mecca of sport climbing in the US
Challenge your climbing skills or climb outside for the first time
Enjoy the company of other like-minded travelers
Explore nearby hiking trails with names like "Misery Ridge" and "Victory Point"
Relax next to a fire and under the stars at our campsite while sipping local brews
Day 1. Welcome to Portland, Oregon!
You'll know that you have arrived in Portland once you see the mirage-like Mt.Hood floating above the horizon in the distance! Our Beyond the Map guides will be waiting for you to begin our journey towards the infamous Smith Rock State Park. Along the way, enjoy stunning scenery and conversation with the others. Tonight we will set up our camp and enjoy a round of introductions over dinner. Relax, you've made it!
Day 2-4: Time to Climb!
Today you will tie in and learn the ropes of the local climbing scene. The exposed cliffs of Smith Rock are composed of welded tuff — ancient volcanic ash that was welded together into solid rock due to intense heat and pressure. This unique rock type creates a wide variety of climbs, from moderate hikes up wide open huecos to technical test pieces on blank faces. There can be no doubt that Smith Rock is easily one of best climbing destinations in North America. Join our local guides as we pair you with the perfect rock over the next few days.
Day 5: The End of the Journey
Unfortunately all good things must come to an end...or do they! Although we head home today, your time Oregon will be forever a part of your life!
All inclusive convenience meets Beyond the Map adventure! We've thought of it all so you don't have to once you leave home!
Local, private transportation. No random drivers, no cattle-herding tour buses!
Rustic & modern options available, depending on your style and budget.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner each day. Hangry-free guaranteed!
All activities outlined in the itinerary are included in your cost before you ever leave!
From start to finish, we're with you! Unlike many companies, our expert guides are there 24/7 to provide unique information, answer questions and even deliver the occasional joke!
Why Travel With Us
Support locals and small businesses
Skip the tourist trails and get off-the beaten path
Have a small group? Customize the trip for your specific interests
I would recommend BTM for any trip you and your friends want to go on, or to any organization interested in planning a trip... especially if you are interested in "getting out there" and not just stopping at the common tourist spots everyone goes to.
This was hands-down one of the the most exciting, rewarding, and memorable trips I've ever been on! The peace of mind to know that I didn't have to worry about anything was worth every penny. All I had to do was show up. Cody and Lystina took it from there. No stress, no anxiety, no rushing around or wasting time trying to find an activity or a place to eat. I got to sit back, relax, and experience a whole new world that was far beyond my map.
Since I've been back I have recommended these trips to so many people because this company creates these remarkable journeys that allow people to experience the world in a unique way. I can't wait to go on my next expedition with Beyond the Map!