It’s safe to say that Utah’s Moab region is every climber’s dream come true—an abundance of routes, the captivating nature as far as the eye can see, and numerous breathtaking sandstone towers you can ascend make this area one of the premier rock climbing spots in the USA. With twenty different world-renowned towers at your disposal, offering routes perfect for intermediate and advanced climbers ranging in difficulty from 5.7 to 5.11, the Moab area is a climbing gift that keeps on giving. Add to that a knowledgeable guide who’ll offer a wealth of valuable climbing tips and techniques and you won’t leave disappointed. The Moab region serves as a backdrop in countless movies and commercials, so why not go there and explore this iconic climbing location. Find out everything you need to know about rock climbing in Moab from Cody Bradyford, AMGA Certified Rock Guide and 57hours Ambassador.

  • Admire the magnificent palette of reds and oranges all around you

  • Escape the commotion of city life and explore this serene climbing paradise

  • Feel the rush upon conquering some of the world’s most iconic sandstone formations

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Tower Pursuits
Sep 01 onwards
Extreme Tower Pursuits
Sep 01 onwards
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The Mountain Guides
The Mountain Guides
The Mountain Guides have been leading mountain adventurers in the Western US since 1968. With some of the most experienced mountain guides in the country, TMG leads hundreds of people every year in the mountain ranges of Wyoming and Montana, the canyons and towers of Utah, on Cody’s South Fork ice falls, the cliffs and crags of Boulder, Colorado, in Red Rock, Nevada, and City of Rocks, Idaho.
5.00 (5 reviews)
Oleg & Mariann Neverovitch about The Mountain Guides on The Mountain Guides' web

Awesome experience: great guide, fantastic routes, perfect location and nice weather. What more could you possibly wish for?

Paul F about The Mountain Guides on The Mountain Guides' web

Having never rock climbed before, we were not sure what to expect. From start to finish, the experience was wonderful. JHMG was easy to deal with when booking and their emphasis on safety and professional instruction made for a great experience

Shana Stratford about The Mountain Guides on The Mountain Guides' web

Aimee [Barnes] was fantastic, knowledgeable and fun! She made our day amazing!

Greg Cutcher about The Mountain Guides on The Mountain Guides' web

Aimee was fantastic. Her experience really shined through in how she built the progression of our day. We felt incredibly supported and, by the end of the day, accomplished. I would recommend her to absolutely anyone.

Always professional, always personable, always safe, always considerate. They take the time to develop a plan with the client that creates a fun and challenging experience; also, they provide valuable teaching moments along the way. I look forward to using their services again.

Deacon Turner about The Mountain Guides on The Mountain Guides' web

Doug Workman is a true professional. Competent, patient and enjoyable. I would put him on the short list of best guide experiences we have ever had, in any endeavor.

Things to know

  • 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 the Moab region, UT, please refer to the City of Moab, Discover Moab and the Official Government of Utah 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 on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local rock-climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • Two full days of rock climbing depending on your chosen itinerary
      • All technical climbing gear

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation
      • Accommodations
      • Food and snacks
  • In order to participate in this adventure, you’ll need to be in good physical shape and have some already-existing crack climbing skills, seeing as the towers range in difficulty from 5.7 to 5.11. However, your guide will make sure to provide a refresher on belay and rappel skills and teach you some specific skills for climbing a tower. The crack climbing skills include finger cracks, hand cracks, off-widths and chimney techniques. You should expect scrambling as well as some third and fourth class climbing and in some cases fifth class climbing just to get to the base of some towers.

  • The routes offered on this adventure range from 5.7 and up, meaning that beginners will have to gain some experience first before attempting to climb them. If you wish to sharpen your climbing skills in Moab, check out some beginner-friendly rock climbing tours in Moab.
    If you’re comfortable with 5.7s and up and already have some crack climbing skills, your guide will help you improve your climbing, belay and rappel skills and you’ll be able to apply them to conquer a tower of your choice. The crack climbing skills include finger cracks, hand cracks, off-widths and chimney techniques. You’ll be able to choose a tower specific to your climbing abilities and you don’t need to worry because there is something for everyone seeing as the program offers 20 different towers to climb.
    For intermediate to advanced climbers, the Moab region has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals.

  • 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 3 locking carabiners, belay/rappel device
      • Ropes
      • Climbing hardware (quickdraws, cam devices, stoppers, etc.)

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

      • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (a 35-40L bag)
      • Smaller day pack for tower pursuit climbs (15-20 liter)
      • Approach shoes
      • Technical rock shoes
      • Synthetic shorts
      • Pants for climbing
      • Long sleeve and/or short sleeve wicking T-shirt
      • Long sleeve cotton T-shirt
      • Lightweight wind shell
      • Water — 2 to 3 liters or hydration pack
      • Food you can eat on-the-go
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, lip balm, roll of 2 inch cotton athletic tape)
      • 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.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • The group size for these private climbs are usually between 1–2 people with one guide.
      • Costs per person decrease as the group grows for this adventure, so it’s the perfect opportunity to climb with friends and family.

    Climbing days in the Moab region can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.

    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.

  • To get to Moab, most people fly to Canyonlands Regional Airport (CNY) in Moab, UT. Other options include flying into Grand Junction Regional Airport, CO, about a two-hour drive away, and Salt Lake City International Airport, UT, which is four hours away.
    On the day of your climb, you will meet your guide in Moab. Most trips and classes leave from the Red Rock Bakery 74 South Main Street, Moab, across the street from the McStiff’s Plaza. Meeting times are determined by the season.

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