Rock Climbing at Smith Rock | Voyages

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 climbing and hiking around Smith Rock, but also one bonus day of floating down the Deschutes River.

  • Cost of Attending: $400 (charged directly to student account)
  • Rating: beginner
  • Packing List (pdf)

August 16-21 Trip Logistics 

Friday, August 16: Arrive at Pacific for Voyages

Check-in

1:00 to 2:30 p.m. | Marsh West Lawn
Check in on the West Lawn with Voyage Coordinators and be welcomed by Orientation Staff. Participate in Pacific’s traditional Sign, Shake, and Ring ceremony— a time honored tradition signing the book of enrollment, shaking the president’s hand, and ringing the bell to signify your entry into Pacific.

Move-in

2:00 to 5:00 p.m. | Residence Halls
Move-in to residence hall. Students with late night flights may fly in August 16 and have a midnight check-in. Please let us know ASAP if you need to do this.

Welcome Dinner

5:00 to 6:00 p.m. | Marsh West Lawn
Welcome dinner for students and parents! (on Marsh West Lawn)

Student Orientation & Pre-trip Meeting

6:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Location TBA
Get to know your Voyage leaders and fellow participants before you depart on your adventures (students only). 

Parent and Family Orientation

6:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Location TBA
Parent and Family Orientation (parents and family members only).

Saturday, August 17: All Voyages depart in the morning (5-days).

Wednesday, August 21: All Voyages return to campus in the afternoon.

Thursday, August 22: Freshman Orientation begins.