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With a surface area of 800,000 acres, Joshua Tree National Park is the largest guided rock climbing venue in America. Situated in the high desert, this monzogranite mecca is climbable year-round with literal tons of exceptional bouldering, single-pitch, and multi-pitch objectives making it ideal for all skill levels. You’ll find cracks a plenty, edged faces, handhold laden walls of all angles, smooth slabs, chimneys, and roofs. Come discover why climbers from all over the world make the trip to cross it off their bucket list with an expert guide. And if you need more info, read why JTree is one of the premier climbing destinations in the USA.
Over 8,000 climbing routes for all skill levels
Varied terrain for practicing every move imaginable
Easy access to the rocks and climbable even after heavy rain
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.
James and Michael were awesome. They kept my kids (who are not climbers) happy and comfortable. We also did some multipitch and they made the process super easy. Definitely will do again.
Mojave Guides ensured we had an excellent day in Joshua Tree. Seth was enormously helpful on the phone before we booked in regard to safety and how our 9 year old would manage the climbs. And our guide on the day, Luis, was exceptional – calm, confident, patient and also good fun. Thanks Mojave Guides – we will be back!
My experience was personalized and safe! It was an incredible opportunity for a one-on-one lesson. Taylor challenged me and helped me understand the sport from a historical and fundamental level. I’m hooked and want to try it again!
My wife and I went on a half day climbing trip with Nelson. He was a fantastic guide and took us to an awesome multi-pitch route that was both challenging and super fun. Nelson walked us through new techniques and wasn’t just a great climbing guide but also a fun guy to spend four hours with!
We had a great experience climbing with The Climbing Life Guides. We booked a half-day climb. We met Carlin at the office, and they directed us to a great climbing spot in Joshua Tree National Park. Carlin was amazing. We have very little outdoor climbing experience, and Carlin was very patient and happy to teach us different climbing techniques. They were also great at selecting climbing routes that challenged us, and we never felt unsafe. We would 100% recommend to anyone who sees the amazing rocks in Joshua Tree and wants to take a crack at climbing them.
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, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Joshua Tree, California, please refer to California’s COVID-19 Response.
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:
What’s not included:
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 day, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.
Joshua Tree 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, Joshua Tree 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.
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:
Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you 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.
Group sizes and prices:
Rock climbing in Joshua Tree 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.
Getting to Joshua Tree National Park is pretty easy — you simply fly into Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) and drive less than an hour east. 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.