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First Ascent Climbing Services

Smith Rock's Premier Guide Service Since 1993

First Ascent is an AMGA accredited guide service, specializing in families! We are the recommended guide service of Sunriver, Black Butte, Eagle Crest and Pronghorn, the four premier resorts in central Oregon. Let us show you and your family the “ropes” at Smith Rock!

Certified climbing instruction, guiding and camps for Smith Rock and Beyond for all ages and abilities.

At First Ascent Climbing with Chockstone Climbing Guides, we personalize the day to meet your climbing goals, whether it’s to just have fun, get in as many climbs at Smith Rock as possible or try a new hard route.  Let us help you achieve your climbing goals. Climb the classics!  Experience the best of Smith Rock’s single or multi-pitch routes from the classic cracks in the Gorge to the multi-pitch routes on the iconic Monkey Face.

Choose your own adventure or let our AMGA certified guides  provide an agenda that is suited to your climbing ability, goals and personal needs. We maintain a low client-guide ratio that allows the best opportunity for personal attention to learn and practice skills and maximize your climbing day.  All necessary climbing gear is included (shoes, harness, helmet, etc).   Full and half day trips available year round.  Reservation required.

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