Rock Climbing at Smith Rocks

Explore towering volcanic cliffs, a meandering river flowing through a picturesque valley, and the cascade volcanoes of the Three Sisters rising up in the background. Camp under an incomparable sea of stars and experience the world-class climbing area that reinvented the sport of climbing.

Smith Rock provides easy routes as well as some of the hardest in the world, so we will find the perfect route for you! If you have never climbed outdoors before this is a great place to start, but you can also build your strength as a seasoned climber. This voyage not only includes four days of climbing at Smith Rock, but also one bonus day of floating down the Deschutes River.

August 15-20 Trip Logistics (Wave 3):

Times are subject to change.

August 15

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Check in at the West Lawn with Voyage Coordinators

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Welcome by Orientation and Voyage Staff on the West Lawn.

  • After Welcome, there is Sign, Shake and Ring with the president of the University, this is a strong Pacific Tradition and a great photo op!

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Move in to dorms. Students cannot move-in earlier unless approved by Coordinators.

  • Students with late night flights may fly in Aug. 15 and have a midnight check-in. Please let us know ASAP if you are doing this. 
  • Please email by Aug. 1 if you need pick-up from the airport or train station.

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Parent orientation (parents only)

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.:  Welcome BBQ for students and parents


6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Pre-Trip meeting (students only)

August 16

  • 8 a.m.: Trip Departure

All trips return August 20.