With easy access to thousands of climbing routes, the Moab region has a lot to offer even to the hardiest and most seasoned of climbers. If you already have a lot of climbing experience under your belt and are looking for an adrenaline-fueled adventure on Utah’s magnificent rocks, this extreme program is ideal for you. You’ll climb some of the more challenging routes in the region ranging in difficulty from 5.9 to 5.11, but your guide will always be there to help you achieve your tower dreams.
Day 1: Revisit the most important skills
Your guide will go over some crucial skills and techniques you’ll need to use the following day and the two of you will be able to revisit some skills that you’re probably already familiar with. You will:
- Learn specific skills for climbing a tower and climb along the way
- Revisit belay skills by belaying a top roped and lead climber
- Learn some rappel skills and how to clean and rack climbing protection along with dismantling anchors
- Climbing skills included are finger and hand cracks, off widths and chimney techniques
- Learn to make reusable tape gloves
Day 2: Climb the more extreme towers
After refreshing your memory on how to implement some of the climbing skills, you’ll get to ascend some of the more demanding towers that the exquisite Moab area has to offer. There are in total 20 towers you can choose from, but the more challenging ones include some of the routes on Indian Creek’s North Sixshooters (5.9-5.11) and Lonely Vigil on the Lighthouse Tower (5.10+), but there a is a slew of other routes to choose from as well.
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:
- 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:
- Harness with 3 locking carabiners, belay/rappel device
- 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)
- 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.