Learn to Rock Climb on Thousands of Different Routes in Joshua Tree National Park

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Rock climbing in California's Joshua Tree National Park

The Climbing Life Guides is a small outfitter based in Joshua Tree National Park with expertise in rock climbing Joshua Tree. They are organized to offer instruction (including lead climbing, belaying, self-rescue, multi-pitch rescue, rappelling, falling techniques and setting up top ropes) and guided tours over the many routes available at Joshua Tree. Joshua Tree National Park is one of the premier rock climbing venues in America (in the world, really) for beginning climbers. It has some 8,000 named climbing routes all of which are short. Most rocks are not more than 230 feet. That means that beginning climbers can experience a number of different types of climbs in one day. This may include single pitch climbs, multi-pitch climbs, short roping, and rappelling. All of The Climbing Life Guides guides are American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) approved. All guides are full-time employees of the outfitter and receive a menu of company benefits as contrasted to being independent contractors.

What’s Your Level of Climbing Expertise

The Climbing Life Guides takes pride is its ability to analyze a climber’s experience and ability and develop a course of instruction that supplies the kinds of basic information that the beginning climber needs to get started rock climbing Joshua Tree. You may receive one-on-one rock climbing instruction or join a group of other climbers to experience some of the many varied Joshua Tree Rock Climbing routes.

Who Supplies the Gear for Rock Climbing Joshua Tree

Beginning climbers are welcome to use their own gear as long as it passes a safety and quality inspection by one of TCLG guides. Otherwise, all experiences include all gear –  helmets, shoes, harnesses, and any other gear required for a complete instructional or rock climbing Joshua Tree experience.

What You Learn Joshua Tree Rock Climbing

Depending on your previous rock climbing exposure, here are some of the skills and techniques you can learn during an instructional period or during a guided rock climbing Joshua Tree experience with The Climbing Life Guides.

  • How to apply indoor gym climbing skills to climbing in the outdoors
  • How to rappel
  • How to build rock climbing anchors from gear
  • How to jam cracks
  • How to improve the efficiency of your rock climbing movement
  • How to lead sport climbs
  • How to lead traditional climbs
  • How to clean rock climbing anchor systems

All instruction and activities on guided climbs are geared to the level of your current expertise.

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