This world famous climbing area serves as an excellent base from which to learn about gear use, belaying, rappelling, safety, and etiquette. Each day presents a new opportunity to push your limits and test your learning amidst the grandeur of this towering geologic formation. Set and achieve goals as crew, not passengers. Learn to trust one another, communicate, make decisions and work as a group to strengthen leadership and teamwork abilities. Although you’ll be climbing for most of the course, spend one day hiking – an ideal opportunity to explore the flora, fauna and local geology of the high desert environment.
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No two Outward Bound expeditions are ever quite the same. Every crew is unique; every route is distinct; and every adventure is dynamic. But one thing remains the same. On each course, students rise to meet exhilarating natural challenges in some of the country’s wildest places – and find strength and determination along the way.
Students receive individual instruction and test their skills against vertical cracks, steep faces and boulders. Camping occurs in a front country site at Smith Rock State Park among the multicolored cliffs and spires. Students earn about basic climbing equipment, rope management, wearing harnesses, tying knots, belaying and rappelling techniques and movement on rock.
Acquire a taste for adventure. Courses shorter than two weeks in length provide a perfect introduction to the Outward Bound experience, reminding students of their connection to nature and leaving them feeling inspired to take on real challenge. Through these condensed experiences, students become more comfortable living and working together in the outdoors while practicing the values of Outward Bound. These learnings transfer easily back home, where students can build upon them and continue to grow and develop after course.
Smith Rock State Park, Oregon
Smith Rock is a world-renowned climbing destination that attracts climbers of every ability level. It is widely considered to be one of the top sport climbing areas in the country. Smith Rock is a uniquely beautiful area that commonly graces postcards and calendars. The Crooked River lazily winds its way through the canyon, cutting a path through the cliffs and spires. To the west, the snow-capped volcanoes of the Cascade Range rise on the horizon, above the flat checkerboard of irrigated plains. One of the most striking features is a prominent spire, Monkey Face. Given the dry and temperate climate, rock climbing is feasible most of the year.
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