Looking to hone your climbing body for redpointing that elusive 5.13 sport route?

 Or do you like the gear-free freedom of just you, your spotter and your crash pad? Either way, great bouldering at Smith awaits.  Long before the explosion of sport climbing in the '80s, bouldering was big here. From perfect stone to flaky tuff, you'll find that the harder problems are on the best stuff.

With over 300 lines stretching from the Picnic Lunch Wall area over to the West Side Crags and past the east end of the park to the Marsupials on BLM land, fine boulders abound. You can even jump on some around The Bivy while you're waiting for the morning water to boil for coffee.

bouldering at the Bivy Wall at Smith Rock State Park

bouldering at the Bivy Wall at Smith Rock State Park

Patagonia Rock Climbing Ambassador Brittany Griffith bouldering at Smith Rock State Park

Patagonia Rock Climbing Ambassador Brittany Griffith bouldering at Smith Rock State Park

bouldering at the Bivy Wall at Smith Rock State Park

bouldering at the Bivy Wall at Smith Rock State Park


Follow the links to a sampling by area. (All picks are rated 3-star in Alan Wattsā€™ Guidebook, with * noting a 4-star)


bouldering areas