Rock climbing instruction and guiding
Whether you are a complete novice who wants to learn how to rock climb, an intermediate wanting to improve your skills or an expert climber looking for a guide to show you the classics.....
We at First Ascent are celebrating our 20th year of guiding at Smith Rock in 2012. Our guides are seasoned experts in the field. They are encouraged to pursue certification in the AMGA Rock program and are required in house training and have current Wilderness First Responder certifications. Our guide service has enjoyed a flawless safety record due to our high standards.
You can trust us to show you an amazing climbing experience that you'll never forget! We are a recommended guide service by Sunriver Resort, Black Butte Ranch, Pronghorn Resort and Eagle Crest Resort. Let us be your guide to the incredible rock climbing at Smith Rock State Park.
Your safety is our highest priority and we look forward to sharing a fun and memorable experience with you.
A group of international master's degree students from Portland State University. First Ascent has worked with Wanderlust Tours of Bend to facilitate this climbing experience since 1996.
First Ascent is the guide service chosen by ABC's Good Morning America! The segment, Kate Snow's Big Adventure, aired on Saturday, August 19, 2006. Read Kate's description of her climb!