Rock Climbing Near Bend, Oregon

Rock Climbing Near Bend, Oregon

Rock Climbing Near Bend, Oregon

26 Mar 2023

Named a “bona fide climbing town” by National Geographic Magazine, Bend boasts several state-of-the art indoor climbing gyms, world-renowned rocks and routes, and unforgettable high desert scenery.  

Ready to get your climb on? Check out some of our tips below: 

Looking for an Intro?

Award-winning Bend Rock Gym has three separate facilities, all in one location, that offer unlimited climbing possibilities whether you are a pro or a novice. They even offer yoga for a much-needed stretch post-climb.  

The Circuit Bouldering Gym provides 20,000 square feet of climbing paradise with 200 routes and 25+ new routes set every Friday. After climbing, cool off with a refreshing craft beer from their full bar. Cheers! 

Ready to head outside? Head to Smith Rock State Park

Smith Rock State Park offers some of the most cutting-edge routes in the world. Only 30 minutes north of Bend, this international destination is widely considered the birthplace of modern American sport climbing. Choose from over 1,500 established routes and challenges for all skill levels.  

Smith Rock is a year-round climbing destination, with spring and fall being the most popular climbing months. Parking costs $5 for the day, or yearly permits are available for $30. Leashed dogs are allowed. 

Prefer a Guide?

Guide services and climbing instruction for all abilities and ages are available through the experienced and passionate pros at Smith Rock Climbing School and Chockstone Climbing Guides.  

Looking to rent or buy some climbing gear? The experts at Mountain Supply can get you geared up for an adventure-filled day.  

Book Your Bend Getaway with Us! 

Meredith Lodging has an amazing collection of vacation rentals in Bend and Central Oregon to suit all sizes and budgets. Many of our homes allow pets and have hot tubs – perfect for an after-climb soak! We hope to see you soon!