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Joshua Tree National Park is a rugged desert landscape encompassing the largest rock climbing venue in the US. With a variety of terrain, from phenomenal bouldering circuits and single-pitch climbing walls, to long multi-pitch climbs leading to exceptional summits, there is something for everyone, making this one of the best climbing areas in the USA! Joshua Tree’s diverse collection of desert flora and fauna and a rich history never cease to amaze its visitors. Is there a better place to spend three days learning how to lead? Join your guides for an amazing adventure in this distinct ecosystem spread over nearly 800,000 acres and master lead climbing in JTree! Read more about rock climbing in the world famous Joshua Tree National Park by Nate Pakula, AMGA-Certified Rock Guide at Mojave Guides.
Storied history, a massive climbing culture and incredible landscapes
High-friction granite, great for mastering footwork
JTree has what every climber loves: dozens of epic routes just a few feet from your campsite
Learn how to build your own anchors and lead on this amazing three-day adventure in the desert oasis of rock climbing, aka Joshua Tree National Park. Join experienced guides and focus on upgrading your climbing skills on the quartz monzonite that Joshua Tree is famous for. Find out everything about the equipment and techniques used for trad climbing and try out your skills in a safe environment under the watchful eyes of your guide!
This adventure is organized on a private, custom basis, so the cost will be determined depending on the number of participants, dates, and other possible conditions.
Mojave Guides has been providing exceptional customized rock climbing experiences in Joshua Tree National Park since 2015. The company was founded by Joshua Tree resident and AMGA Certified Rock Instructor Seth Pettit as a means of providing his own clients with a higher quality experience than had been previously available.
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 Joshua Tree, CA, please refer to the California All 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 you get in this adventure:
What’s not included:
This 3-day Learn to Lead course is perfect for experienced climbers. You will need a good level of fitness to finish this course as you will be moving for a minimum of three hours on the rocks plus some additional hiking. Even though rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength, this rock climbing course in Joshua Tree will test you. Be prepared for a full day of strenuous climbing. To ensure you have a fun day, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.
This three-day learn-to-lead camp is geared for climbers who have completed an Introduction to Rock Climbing Course or have equivalent experience.This course is meant to develop existing skills that will take your trad and crack climbing to the next level. If you’re new to climbing, but want private instruction, Intro to Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree is the way to go.
Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:
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.
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:
Climbing days can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
A $100 deposit is to secure your place is due upon booking. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies and the deposit is non-refundable.
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 minus a One Hundred Dollar ($100) deposit.
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.
Getting to Joshua Tree National Park is pretty easy — you simply fly into Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) and drive 45 minutes east. It is also located about 2.5 hours away from Los Angeles, 3 hours from San Diego, 3.5 hours from Las Vegas, and just over 4 hours from Phoenix.The most common way to get to the climbing spots is to drive in from the town of Joshua Tree, heading south on Park Blvd towards the park’s entrance.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, usually at the park’s entrance. From there, you’ll head to your course. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on the conditions and the climbing ability of the group.