Step one: Complete the online enrollment by clicking on Reserve Your Spot Today (above), or call to enroll (866-467-7651 or 503-946-3404)
Step two: You will receive a personalized Registration E-Mail from your Course Advisor within 48 hours.
Step three: Complete the paperwork that we have directed you to on this website.
Step four: We may need a couple of weeks to review your enrollment packet and approve your participation.
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Note: Supplemental Forms may apply if we need more specific information about you. Refer to your Registration e-mail to determine which supplemental forms are required for your enrollment packet.
This section contains details that are key to the specific course you have enrolled on. This information will come in handy when packing, planning, and preparing for the adventure you have chosen. Please read these documents CAREFULLY and contact your Course Advisor if you have any questions.
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Need-Based Scholarship Application
Students set up a basecamp in a campground near Smith Rock State Park among the multicolored cliffs and spires, in order to focus on building climbing skills and techniques, and to establish a comprehensive and safe climbing foundation. Students will learn about basic climbing equipment, ropes, carabineers, harnesses, knots, belaying and rappelling techniques, and most importantly, how to move across the rock face efficiently and effectively using hand and foot holds.
Personal feedback from instructors helps students progress toward their climbing goals. Our staff to student ratio averages 1:3. Students not only build strong climbing skills and get a great taste of Smith Rock, but also all that Outward Bound and our incredible staff have to offer! Students who advance in the basic skills have the opportunity to do a multi-pitch climb or a spectacular Tyrolean Traverse put the newly gained skills to the test.
Students do not need any previous experience. We will teach students the necessary skill sets for each activity.
Oregon Smith Rock Climbing - (Ages 14-18)
These are perfect courses for anyone from novice to intermediate climber as we work to individually challenge and develop balance, tenacity and skills in climbing these unique and amazing rock formations! Our 27 years of instructing courses at Smith Rock pays off in getting students to the right places with the right skills and keeping students safe. By the end of the course students will have the ability to move smoothly over stone, set-up and use top-rope anchors and rappel safely.