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Oregon Smith Rock Climbing & Yoga - (Ages 18+)

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Course Details

    Location: Oregon
    Activities: Rock Climbing, Yoga
    Tuition & Fees: $1295
    Financial Aid Available: Yes

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. The focus of this course is climbing and daily yoga. Smith Rock State Park will serve as the backdrop for a daily yoga practice and training.  Incorporate breath, balance, focus and flexibility into movement on rock.   

Available Courses

How to Enroll

Steps to becoming a Northwest Outward Bound course participant:
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.

Enrollment Packet & Course Information


Enrollment Packet Deadline Policy: All applicants must adhere to the due dates listed in their Registration E-Mail. If you are unable to meet the requested deadlines, please be sure to contact your This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Otherwise, your spot on the course will be opened up to another student.
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Physician Exam Form

Admissions & Enrollment Policies

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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Travel Information

Course Description

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Course Preparation & Physical Fitness

Information on Completing & Returning Forms

Supplemental Forms & Scholarship

Refer to your Registration E-Mail to determine if any of the following forms are required for your enrollment process. AGAIN, note the DUE DATE in your Registration E-Mail.
The Northwest Outward Bound School offers financial assistance in the form of Needs-Based Scholarships. The scholarships typically do not exceed 1/2 of the base cost. In order to receive an award offer, you will have to enroll in your chosen course, go through the enrollment and medical screening process and be officially cleared to participate on your course. There is a $500 deposit that must be paid at the time of enrollment, which is refundable if your scholarship award does not meet your needs. Please note that all scholarship applicants are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and awards are strictly based on need and scholarship money availability. The application form is available below. Please contact Skye Clifford (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) if you have any questions regarding the Needs-Based Scholarships, and/or other questions regarding financing for your course.

Need-Based Scholarship Application

Course Description

This is a week-long rock climbing and yoga course at world-renowned Smith Rock State Park near Terrebonne, Oregon. During the rock climbing section of this course students will receive individual instruction and test their skills against vertical cracks, steep faces and boulders. Whether students are new to yoga or already practice this course will be an opportunity to learn further skills and practice in a positive and supportive environment.

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. 

Course Area

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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