Rooster Rock Guided Day Trip

Rooster Rock is a towering 150 foot basalt monolith situated 30 minutes from downtown Portland at the mouth of the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Though typically known simply as the namesake of the state park it inhabits, Rooster Rock is home to one of the premier hidden gems of Columbia River Gorge rock climbing. The phenomenal views and easy, well protected climbing make this a definite must for those seeking a beginner friendly outdoor climbing adventure!

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate (5.4  YDS)

Travel Time from Portland: 30 min

Perfect For:   Beginner and Intermediate climbers interested in a low commitment, yet fun filled half  day excursion from the city.

What can I expect?

Rooster Rock is our most accessible rock climbing trip.  Perfect for casual outdoor enthusiasts and aspiring climbers alike.  Your guide will lead you and your party through easily protected terrain all the way to the top of this lone pinnacle. Take some time to relax and appreciate the view before rappelling 150’ back to the base of Rooster Rock, where the trip began.



One Person – $175/person

Two People – $135/person

Three People – $95/person

Four People – $85/person

Contact us to plan your trip or learn more!

trip details

Pre-Trip Essentials

All of the necessary technical gear will be provided for your outing.  This includes a climbing harness, climbing shoes, and helmet. Please bring along all clothing and personal items listed below.  Safety and comfort are insured through proper preparation.

  • Be sure to eat a full meal before departing for the trip
  • A small backpack to carry small personal items you may need, such as sunscreen, sunglasses, water, and snacks.
  • Weather appropriate attire including: + A fleece, wool sweater, or insulating jacket for warmth + Waterproof shell, or any available rain jacket + Sturdy footwear suitable for hiking
  • Clothing that will be comfortable for physical activity
  • Cotton is not recommended


Day of Climb

Guests will meet their PRG guide on the morning of the climb at a predetermined time in the Rooster Rock parking lot.

Rooster Rock State Park is located 30 minutes from downtown Portland in Corbett, Oregon and is reached by taking exit 25 off of highway 84.

Total trip time, including hike in and proper pre-climb preparations, varies from 3-5 hours depending on group size and ability level.



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