With the crisp winter sunshine pouring in, so is the inspiration for our winter adventures. To some, it’s time to dust off the skis, grab your dog and hit the backcountry. To others, the season is here to appreciate every second of winter sunshine in perfect climbing temperatures.

Central Oregon is home to limitless rivers, towering mountains, endless trails, and unforgettable Rock Climbing. Along with world class climbing areas like Smith Rock and Trout Creek in our back yard, Central Oregon has established itself as a true dog-friendly community. It’s no surprise to find a small herd of dogs running between your legs even when visiting local climbing company Metolius in Bend. It seems that we can’t help it – Climbers love dogs. From enjoying our favorite place, to living the lifestyle that brings us together, we find harmony with our best friends at our side.

Whether they’re wrapped in our puffy jackets, or running around scouting for tree-tigers, we’re lucky to have them there. Here are some of our local legends from head to tail:

Yes, I'm next in line. You have a problem with that? - Casbah at the Morning Glory Wall
All packed up and ready to go! - City in transport up to Tick Ranch outside of Bend
That's great, you guys talk beta and I'll take advantage of this pad here.... - Akira warming up in her Cloud Chaser™ at Sisters Boulders outside of Bend
You belay, I'll nap. Check. - Ruby enjoying the sun in the Aggro Gully
You laugh now, but one day I'll be in charge! - Suess in the Aggro Gully at Smith Rock
It's here! I found the sunniest spot here!- Juna in the Dihedrals at Smith Rock

Where do your crag dogs follow you?

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  1. Hi Mark! City is being carried in a climbing pack made by Metolius. Although It’s not designed or intended for dog specific transport, it served our purpose on a strenuous up-hill hike to the climbing area we were headed to.

    If you’re interested in the pack, it’s called the Crag Station and you can find it here: http://www.metoliusclimbing.com


    1. Thank you! Always looking for a cool transport option (and there aren’t many out there that fit that bill in my opinion. I would think climbing gear would have the quality and durability that is missing in so much dog gear.

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