Enjoy a half-day rock climbing adventure in Moab, Utah. 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.
What you get on this adventure:
- An experienced, local rock-climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
- A half or full day of rock climbing or climbing courses depending on your chosen itinerary
- All technical climbing gear
- Transportation to the trailhead if possible
What’s not included:
- Transportation to Moab
- Food and snacks
For beginner climbs and rock climbing courses in Moab, 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.
For the more advanced climbs, you have to be in really good shape. The routes are sustained and strenuous, and you should throw out any ratings from sport climbing and the gym once you step outside into the world of crack climbing. You should have an appropriate level of climbing experience and know your limits. Your guide will help you estimate your skill and choose the right route for you.
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.
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:
- Harness with 3 locking carabiners and belay device
- Rock-colored chalk bag
- 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 (around a 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 — 2 liters
- Food you can eat on-the-go
- Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, lip balm, 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 prices:
- For the single-pitch climbs, the group size is usually between 1–4 people with one guide.
- For the multi-pitch climbs, the max guest to guide ratio is 2:1.
- Costs per person decrease as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to climb with friends and family.
Climbing days in Moab 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, CO, about a two-hour drive away, and Salt Lake City, UT, which is four hours away.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at Red Rock Bakery in Moab or a predetermined location. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.
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 traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Moab, Utah, please refer to 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!