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Moab | Utah

Rock Climbing in Moab

Season

Year-round, but peak is March-May and September-October

Group size

1-3 people; larger groups accommodated on request

Duration

Half-day to Full-day

Skill level

All skill levels are welcome!

Thousands of routes await on Moab’s otherworldly rock formations

Moab is defined by its widely varied climbing. Splitter cracks, epic towers comprised of pristine sandstone, and canyoneering opportunities will leave you in awe. Located close to Arches and Canyonland National Parks, this section of stunning desert offers a lifetime of exploration. Experience routes ranging from beginner-friendly to advanced, backcountry multi-pitch. No matter your objectives, Moab will deliver. WIth literally thousands of routes at your fingertips, let a Moab rock climbing guide show you how to make the most out of this iconic destination.

Most Popular Itineraries

A Customized Day of Climbing With a Private Guide

From $350 · Full day

Progress through the fundamentals of top-rope climbing. Custom made for your skill level and objectives, explore Moab’s 100-foot steep wall routes or bolted 5.9 sport climbs 8,000 feet above the valley. After a day of climbing with a private guide, you’ll leave Moab a few crack and steep-climbing skills richer.

Half-Day of Climbing With a Private Guide

$260 per person · Half-day

Depending on your goals and skill level, your guide will hand-pick the perfect route. Select from relaxed 5.5s to extreme 5.12s. Ideal for gym climbers looking to get a taste outdoors, warm-ups after time away from the rock, and tower seekers looking for a challenge on Moab’s sandstone crags.

Learn to Lead Climbing Course

From $300 · Full day

So, you’re looking to master your skills, and want to lead your group to the top? You’ll expand your knowledge of belays, discuss soft and hard catches, soft roping, utilizing rests, falling areas, and route finding — everything you need to be a good leader and simply climb better.

Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing Day

From $300 · Full day

If you have a solid understanding of building anchors and rappelling, upgrade your skills with this multi-pitch climbing course! Expect to climb more efficiently and go on longer routes. On your next venture, you’ll know which knots and equipment to use. Plus, gain better communication, movements and bailing safety.

Things you need to know

Covid measures in Moab

57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Moab, please refer to the Discover Moab website.

Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

What’s included?

What you get in this adventure:

  • An experienced, certified climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
  • A half -day or full-day of guided rock climbing based on your chosen itinerary
  • All technical climbing gear
  • Transportation to and from the crags

How fit do I need to be?

Moab has plenty of beginner-friendly options, so if you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus, but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. So don’t let your perceived lack of strength keep you away from rock climbing — you’ve got what it takes.

What if I’ve never climbed before?

No prior experience is necessary. Whether you’ve never donned a harness or you’re a seasoned climber, a guide will help you meet your individual objectives. Above all, your instructor’s number one priority is your safety.

What do I need to bring?

Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:

  • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 40L bag)
  • Water bottle
  • Food you can eat on-the-go
  • Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera — optional

Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

Technical gear list

All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:

  • Helmet
  • Harness with a locking carabiner, belay device, and chalk bag
  • Rock shoes* (included in the price, but we recommend bringing your own if you have them)
  • Ropes
  • Climbing hardware (quickdraws, cam devices, stoppers, etc.)

Why should I book with 57hours?

With us, it’s all play and no work for you! 57hours is an open platform that connects you with trained and certified outdoor adventure professionals all over the world. Using our tech-savvy, we make it super easy to find and book adventures worth tackling, with guides worth booking, all gathered from the first-hand experiences of the locals who adventure in these amazing locations.

What about group sizes and pricing?

  • Group sizes are usually between 1–4 people with one instructor.
  • Also, costs per person may decrease as the group grows for private tours, so it’s the perfect opportunity to climb with friends and family.
  • Climbing days can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.
  • If you’re booking alone but want to join a group climbing class, you’ll be placed with peers of similar skill level.

What is the minimum age requirement?

Minimum age requirements depend on your trip of choice, but for most options, kids aged 8 and up can go out and try climbing!

What about bad weather?

As the saying goes, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad preparation,” and you can expect your guides to be fully prepared for anything. Inclement weather can always get in the way of climbing, but your guide will know the best spots to move to if the weather takes a turn.

On the rare occasion of truly bad weather, your instructor will present you with suitable alternatives. The most common practice is to reschedule your climbing to a more favorable day or suitable location nearby, if it exists.

If no options presented were viable to you, you will be issued a full refund.

Cancellation policy

With 57hours, you benefit from both our own cancellation policy as well as that of the individual guiding service that delivers your adventure. All policies regarding cancellation will be clearly laid out by your guide after booking your adventure, but rest assured that our own cancellation policy will work on top of what is provided by your guide.

For this adventure, 57hours offers a Flexible Cancellation Policy, which states:

Flexible: If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to fourteen (14) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund. For cancellations seven (7) to thirteen (13) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a credit with that Guide for another identical or substantially similar Booking, or a full refund, minus a One Hundred-Fifty Dollar ($150) reservation fee. For cancellations one to six calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a full refund, minus a One Hundred-Fifty Dollar ($150) reservation fee. For cancellations anytime less than 25 hours in advance, the Client is not entitled to any refund.

For more information on terms and conditions, please visit our Terms of Service page.

Getting there and meeting location

You will meet your guide in Moab, at 1140 South Main Street. From there, it’s about a 30-minute car ride to the desert. If you don’t have transportation of your own, your guide can drive you. The closest airport is in Grand Junction, about 100 miles from Moab.

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