Smith Rock Climbing Weekend

Trips to be scheduled.

Start scaling some of Oregon’s best climbing rocks by joining us on the beautiful cliffs of Smith Rock, one of the most well-known sport climbing areas in the country. This trip will be contracted with a professional climbing guide company in the Bend area which provides the appropriate gear, instruction, and support for a full day of climbing. We’ll depart campus on Friday evening, stay at a campground near the park, and climb on Saturday. On Sunday, we’ll do some hiking in the area before heading back to LC in the afternoon. This is the perfect opportunity for you to learn technique, visit a new climbing area, or take your gym climbing outdoors!

How to Register

Registration Opens: Friday, September 8th, 2023

Trip Fee: $175 / $88*

*We have a limited amount of scholarships available based on financial need. If you qualify, he trip fee is cut in half thanks to scholarship funding from ASB. We accept cash, checks, credit/debit cards, and apple/samsung/google pay. 

How to Sign Up:

To register for a trip, stop by the College Outdoors office in Fowler 239. We’re open Mon - Thur 9am-5pm, and Fridays 9am-3pm.

When trips are first posted on Fridays, you can write your name on the paper trip sign-up sheet to save your spot until the following Tuesday at 5pm. You can pay to secure your spot right away, or return to pay by that following Tuesday at 5pm. After that, all trips spots are first-paid, first-served.

Trip Type

  • Overnight in a rental house or deluxe yurts

Physical Demands

No experience necessary! This trip includes instruction, so it is perfect for new climbers as well as experienced climbers that want to check out the famous Smith Rock climbing area.

Rock climbing is a full-body sport which requires the ability to sit, stand, move, twist, lift, pull, and grip in a variety of positions. Participants should be prepared to spend full days outdoors, and although sunshine is common, temperatures can be near-freezing early in the day.

What to Expect

  • Sleeping indoors
  • Sleeping outdoors
  • Electricity
  • Wifi
  • Cell phone service
  • Heating
  • Beds
  • Bathrooms
  • Gender-inclusive bathrooms
  • Showers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Food for any Dietary Restrictions


Pre-Trip Meeting

College Outdoors trips have a Pre-Trip Meeting (PTM) prior to the trip to help you prepare, which takes place at the Sequoia warehouse on the Graduate Campus.

At this meeting you’ll meet the trip leaders and other participants, learn more about the trip activity, location, and schedule, and be given a packing list of everything you need for your trip. The trip leaders and Sequoia staff will then help you find and borrow anything on the packing list that you’d like to borrow. We have high-quality outdoor clothing and equipment, and it’s all free to use for your trip!

If you miss a Pre-Trip Meeting, check your email for important info you missed. 

Sequoia Warehouse

Sequoia is the College Outdoors warehouse, located on the Graduate Campus. Everything you’ll need is available for free when you come on a College Outdoors Trip. At Sequoia you will find:

  • Clothing needed for your trip, including any relevant outerwear and specialty items needed for the activity. Sizes range from XS - XXL and come in gendered an non-gendered designs. 
  • Gear needed for your trip, such as sleeping bags, backpacks, water bottles, and much much more.
  • Equipment such as tents, cookware, first-aid kits, and boats, which trip leaders will pack for each trip as needed.
  • Gender-neutral bathrooms, which can also be used as changing rooms.
  • Staff available to answer your questions.