Bend Rock Gym
Climbing, Fitness & Family Fun
At Bend Rock Gym we provide a world-class climbing experience in a cutting edge facility with high quality routes, comprehensive climbing programs, and modern fitness amenities. We value opportunities to get involved in our local community, promote life-long healthy habits, and cultivate a welcoming environment to build lasting friendships and climbing skills.
Bend Rock Gym For Beginners
Looking for something fun, different and exciting to do as an event this year? Whether it’s a birthday party, school group, or corporate team building exercise, indoor climbing is guaranteed to be a hit! Give us a call at Bend Rock Gym (541) 388-6764 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make it happen!
Bend Rock Gym has a full host of yoga classes for beginners and seasoned experts alike! Whether you are thinking about giving yoga a try or are looking for a great way to improve your flexibility and overall climbing, yoga at Bend Rock Gym is the perfect option for you. Drop-ins are welcome!
We are located at 1182 SE Centennial, Bend, Oregon, just off Reed Market Road. Stop by to check us out, we want to meet you!
Hours of Operation
Saturday, Sunday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Chockstone Climbing Guides offers personal, professional and customized rock climbing instruction and guiding services for all ages and abilities at Smith Rock State Park. Our seasoned Smith Rock guides provide exceptional service for their clients. Choose a climbing guide and get started today.
Chockstone Climbing Guides offers specialized climbing services at Smith Rock State Park and beyond. Jim and Anne Ablao opened Chockstone Climbing Guides in 2004 with a few committed climbing guides interested in forming a guide service that is committed to the standards of American Mountain Guide Association. We are an AMGA accredited guide service, assuring our clients receive the highest professional standards in our industry. In 2009 Chockstone and First Ascent Climbing Services merged into one company. Both company names are familiar at Smith Rock State Park, as First Ascent Climbing Services has been guiding since 1997 at Smith Rock and earlier at Joshua Tree National Park.
Jim Ablao has been guiding throughout the western US since 1989 and a climbing guide at Smith Rock State Park since 1999. Over the years he has earned certification as an AMGA Rock Instructor and Rock Guide, he is also our AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Certification Program provider an AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Program Provider. He began climbing twenty-five years ago and still exudes a refreshing enthusiasm and passion for climbing, teaching and adventure. He climbs rock, ice and summits throughout the mountains and deserts of the US. His climbing has also taken him to summits and cliffs of Argentina, Chile, S Korea, Mexico and Canada.
Chockstone Climbing Guides can help you reach new heights!
Rock climbing services at Smith Rock State Park
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.
Smith Rock’s Premier Guide Service Since 1993
Oregon Adaptive Sports provides life-changing outdoor experiences for individuals with disabilities. OAS offers year-round adaptive outdoor sports programs for individuals of all ages and abilities. If you or someone in your group/family is visiting Central Oregon and experiences a disability, OAS can empower you to experience the natural beauty and outdoor recreation that draw so many to our region. From skiing at Mt. Bachelor or Hoodoo to paddling among the Cascade Lakes, OAS has the adaptive sports equipment, staff, volunteers, and accessible transportation to create a successful outdoor experience for you!
Oregon Adaptive Sports is a Bend-based non-profit organization that provides life-changing outdoor experiences for individuals with disabilities. OAS’ year-round program include 10 different sports and activities for all ages and abilities. Oregon Adaptive Sports is working towards a day where all of Central Oregon is a model for a fully inclusive outdoor community.
Our programs are designed to accommodate a wide range of populations with different skill levels from never-evers to elite athletes.
Bend and all of Central Oregon are known far and wide for the plethora of warm weather activities available on the East side of the Cascades. Alpine lakes, wild and scenic rivers, towering basalt cliffs and old growth ponderosas await for you to hike, climb, bike, kayak or explore.
OAS offers a full slate of summer programs for youth and adults of various populations. OAS utilizes cutting edge adaptive equipment, accessible transportation, trained staff and volunteers to create the most fun and successful experience for each individual. Summer programs kick off May 30th and will run into September.
OAS offers a variety of summer programs at a variety of locations throughout Central Oregon. Programs are offered both on recurring schedules and available for private bookings. Most programs can accommodate a wide-range of ages and abilities, though some may or may not be suitable for certain individuals. To learn more about our summer program, please go to our Summer Page
The foundation of our program, OAS has been providing adaptive ski lessons for people with disabilities since 1996. Currently, OAS offers adaptive skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor and Hoodoo ski resorts as well as a range of Nordic/cross country ski and snowshoe opportunities throughout the area. OAS is proud to house cutting edge adaptive ski equipment to accommodate a wide range of abilities. Staff and volunteers are trained and often certified to work within several disciplines of adaptive winter sports. To learn more about our winter program, please go to our Winter Page.
Life-changing outdoor experiences for individuals with disabilities
Smith Rock Climbing School is the oldest guide service at Smith Rock State Park. We cater to everyone from families trying something new, to experienced climbers eager to push their limits and learn new skills. We are based in Bend, in the heart of Oregon’s high desert, where sunshine is the rule. Three hundred sunny days is only one of the reasons that Smith Rock is the most iconic sport-climbing area in the US.
Ideal in Spring and Fall conditions, Smith Rock Climbing School guides know every shady summer crag, and every sunny winter wall. Smith Rock Climbing School guides are proud to be accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association and have a core group of Certified Rock Guides who instruct technique, movement, technical skills, and of course guide all levels of climbers up on the classic routes at Smith Rock.
Smith Rock State Park Rock Climbing Since 1983
No trip to Central Oregon is complete without a visit to Smith Rock State Park. It is an Internationally-famous rock climbing area with 7 miles of hiking trails and climber access routes.
If you enjoy scenic views of deep river canyons or rock climbing, Smith Rock State Park is the place for you. There are several thousand climbs in the park. More than a thousand are bolted routes. We also offer miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Along your trip through the canyon, you might see golden eagles, prairie falcons, mule deer, river otter and beaver.
Smith Rock State Park covers over 650 acres and hovers around 3000 feet in elevation.The major rock faces are welded tuff, or compressed volcanic ash formed 30 million years ago.
Around 30 million years ago massive amounts of ash and debris resulting from the eruptions of nearby volcanos filled the caldera and hardened into rock. Smith Rock Tuff–the largest rock formation on the western rim was the outcome, creating massive walls and spires up to 550 feet. Flows of basalt lava then poured into the area over half a million years ago from vents almost 50 miles away, creating the cap on the tuff in the caldera.
The Crooked RIver then made its way through the rock layers to carve the features seen today. At 3200 feet high, the Smith Rock ridgeline rises 600 feet above the river gorge below. The picnic and campgrounds sit on top of the rimrock, which is made up of columnar basalt. Between 1960 and 1975 a combination of purchases and gifts of land finally formed the park as we know it today. Smith Rock State Park put on the map by the rock climbing community, it now attracts over 800,000 visitors a year from around the world.
Due to the uniqueness and fragile aspect of the park, park rangers enforce the animal leash law and strongly encourage all park users to stay on trails.
Internationally renowned for rock climbing along deep river canyons
At Timberline Mountain Guides, we believe that climbing and skiing in the mountains inspires us, exposes us to beautiful natural wonders, and creates bonds between people that transcend daily life. In short, it makes us feel more alive.
Timberline Mountain Guides is owned, run and staffed by professional guides who value training and education. Many have achieved American Mountain Guide Association certifications, and all have taken training courses in guiding, avalanche science, and wilderness medicine. Our guides are fun, knowledgeable stewards of the land. Together we lead climbing and skiing experiences throughout Oregon, Washington, and abroad. We instruct technique, movement, technical skills, and of course, lead summit attempts on the classic climbs of the Pacific Northwest.
Getting climbers to the top since 1983.