I had the occasion to drive down SE 39th recently (excuse me, Cesar Chavez Blvd) and saw a lovely sight. A large tree, might have been a magnolia, has light pink climbing roses growing way up through it's branches. There are roses blooming 20 or 30 feet up in this tree! So beautiful!
In my neighborhood, there is a red climbing rose growing up into a tree as well. Not as high, but just as lovely.
Years ago I planted a native rose at the foot of our Chinese maple but it never climbed. Probably didn't get enough sun, but also might not have been a climber.
One of these days I'll get a new phone with a good camera in it, and then I can have a show and tell...