The Mission of the Jug is to provide an atmosphere that allows people of all skill levels to grow as climbers in a comfortable environment, helping them to achieve their goals and reach new heights.
Central Oregon is home to the birth place of American sport climbing, Smith Rock. Climbers from all over the world, known and unknown, take the pilgrimage to Smith Rock to enjoy thousands of sport, trad routes, and bouldering. Alan Watts, known to many as the father of US sport climbing, put up "Chain Reaction" 12c and was featured on the cover of Newsweek in 1993 putting Smith Rock on the map as an international climbing destination. Forty years later The Jug Rock Gym opened its doors to share the history and allure of rock climbing with Central Oregon.
The Jug is a 4,500 Sq ft bouldering gym with 3,000 Sq ft of climbing surface and over 100 boulder problems. Bouldering is a form of rock climbing that does not use ropes, instead a crash pad is used to arrest a fall. The Jug boulders are 14' tall with a 12" impact attenuating surface. Bouldering allows the climber to learn and practice new techniques, build strength, and project difficult cruxes repeatedly. The Jug offers entry level and advanced levels of bouldering accompanied by a small gym setting where climbers can train all year for their climbing projects!
Click the link below to watch a brief orientation video and sign our waiver or do the waiver in person at The Jug. All Climbers need a signed waiver to climb, minors must have a parent or guardian sign their waiver. We have rental shoes and chalk, which is all you will need to get started climbing!