Top reasons to go on a Moab weekend retreat
This otherworldly destination tops most climbers’ best-of lists
A breathtaking jaw dropping backdrop for rock climbing
The ultimate adventure capital of the U.S.
With its breathtaking scenery and outdoor activities for all ages and abilities, Moab is the ultimate adventure capital of the U.S.. The beautiful red sandstone walls, monoliths, and stunning canyons provide so many opportunities for rock climbing and exploration! The Colorado River winding through and the La Sal Mountains soaring above town make for a jaw dropping backdrop for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Let your expert guides introduce you to the art of rock climbing, meditation, and yoga. Keep your body happy with daily yoga practice to ease the stiff muscles, and explore the area with your group — there are lots of adventurous activities to partake in!
Grand Junction, CO, is 2 hour away
Beginner to intermediate
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Rock Climbing and Yoga Week in Moab
Stay with like-minded people in a beautiful Pack Creek Ranch cabin nestled at the base of the La Sal Mountains. Use your time to get to know your group and have a perfect, relaxing, and exciting weekend retreat in Moab! You will learn basic technical climbing skills along with movement skills in a fun, safe, and encouraging environment to help you flow up the rock with ease. Spend your mornings meditating under the guidance of expert yogis and collect energy for your outdoor adventures. Later on, relax and energize with a yoga session or a Thai massage! Explore the city and enjoy the marvelous scenery of Moab and make some lifelong memories with your group!
Arrive at Moab by 4pm. Reach your accommodation located in Pack Creek, about 20 minutes from downtown Moab — from the first moment, you’ll feel refreshed from the mountain air at the base of the La Sal mountains. After checking in and getting settled in one of the most beautifully redone cabins that Moab has to offer, you will get to know your group and guides. Shake off the travel with a Thai massage and a light yoga session with your guide. Later on, explore the restaurant scene with your group and enjoy the cozy feel of Moab.
Spend your second day meditating and rock climbing on the Moab’s famous red sandstone. Learn the fundamentals of climbing and practice under the watchful eye of your guide. Utah is amazingly rich with opportunities for beginner and intermediate rock climbers who will enjoy the stark beauty of soft sandstone in a desert environment. After climbing, join your group for a closing circle and processing followed by a yoga session that will re-energize you for tomorrow. Spend your evening relaxing and exploring Moab or go for a short hike!
After a relaxing morning meditation session, once again go for a rock climbing outing and advance your skills and abilities. After an activities’ closing circle and processing, relax with one last yoga session and a final closing. Prepare for departure as you take a few last photos in this wonderful place and say goodbye to Moab. There’s no doubt you will come back as soon as possible!
Day 4 — Optional
Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to summit a mega classic multi-pitch climb like the iconic Ancient Art tower or Looking Glass Rock. Even those new to climbing will be more than ready to tackle the optional tower day after climbing just two half days with our amazing staff. Join your guides for this additional day and put your knowledge to the test on these amazing gravity-defying summits!
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Earth Play Retreats
Earth Play Retreats
EPR is a great combination of the magic nature has to offer us and the right guides to see the show! The beauty of Moab is almost indescribable- definitely better experienced 🙂
My experience with Earth Play Retreats was everything I expected, and much more! Heidi’s professional, yet relaxed, demeanor helped me accomplish far more than I thought possible in just a few short days. She encouraged me to keep going when I thought I couldn’t climb any higher, and helped me gain the confidence to climb my first multi-pitch route. Thanks to this retreat, I’ve found a love of climbing. I can’t wait to attend another one of these events!
I was looking for an experience like no other. One that would challenge me, inspire me, and leave me smiling wanting more. I found it!!! I spent a week with these ladies becoming one with nature and pushing limits of all kinds! I was inspired each day! I learned something new each day! Challenges and laughter were shared each day! AND each night as I drifted off to sleep, I smiled while wondering what the next day would bring! I was never disappointed!!! Exciting, inspiring, and fantastically fun!!! Loved it so much, I’m joining this tribe again for Cuba in 2018!
Things to know
Covid measures in Moab, Utah
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, Utah, please refer to the Official COVID-19 updates by the U.S. Government for Utah.
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:
- Experienced rock-climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
- Shared double room for 2 nights (private room with added fee) in Pack Creek Ranch
- Daily yoga classes
- Instruction on giving and receiving Thai massage
- 2 half-days of guided rock climbing
- Climbing gear
If you want to reserve a single occupancy room, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
What’s not included:
- Transportation to Moab or to the retreat location
- Meals (many great restaurants nearby and there is a kitchen in the cabin)
- Additional climbing day
- Accommodation for the additional climbing day
How fit do I need to be?
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. To ensure you have a fun retreat, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.
What if I’ve never climbed before?
Moab has plenty of options for beginner climbers. Whether you’ve never climbed before or are transitioning from the gym to outdoor climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!
For intermediate to advanced climbers, Moab has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.
What about required equipment?
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 hardware (quickdraws, cam devices, stoppers, etc.)
- Belay device
- Chalk bag
You can rent from your guide:
- Harness with a locking carabiner — $12
- Rock shoes — $10
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
- Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
- 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.
Group sizes and age requirements
Group sizes and prices:
- For this group adventure, the max client to guide ratio is 4:1, up to 8 people and 2 guides, and cost is per person.
- Costs per person doesn’t decrease as the group grows.
Min. age requirements:
- If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
- Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to climb on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.
If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
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 Expedition Cancellation Policy, which states:
If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to one hundred twenty (120) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund. For cancellations ninety (90) to one hundred nineteen(119) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking. For cancellations seventy five (75) to eighty nine (89) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of twenty-five percent (25%) of the total amount paid when Booking. After that deadline, Client is not entitled to any refund. Any reimbursable expenses arising out of the Booking incurred by Guide prior to the date of cancellation (including but not limited to plane tickets, car rental payments, and lodging or transportation fees) are non refundable as soon as they are incurred by the Guide.
Getting there and meeting location
To get to Moab, most people fly to Canyonlands Regional Airport (CNY) in Moab, UT. Other options include flying into Grand Junction, CO, about a two-hour drive away, and Salt Lake City, UT, which is four hours away. You can rent a car or use one of the local Moab shuttle companies to get to the Pack Creek Ranch where you will be staying for the duration of your retreat.
Once you get to your accommodation, your group and your guide will agree on the details of your itinerary. Your rock climbing days will start and finish at your cabin.