-Individual registrations welcome -
This one day rock climbing instruction curriculum begins with "ground school" in which we go bouldering (rock climbing low to the ground) learning and implementing spotting, precision footwork, refininement of balance , body weight transfering, awareness and use of rock features (hand holds and foot holds), energy conservation techniques and choreographing individual moves. This confidence building exercise in footwork, balance and trust are key to your individual progress and enjoyment.
Followed by our "Bouldering Session" we continue with our ground school. This includes explanations on rock climbing equipment and its proper use and care. Two variations of the figure 8 knot, belaying (a rock climber's safety system), communication signals and climbing terms are also taught and practiced during ground school. The rest of the day you are practicing your belaying/ lowering and climbing skills on top-rope protected climbs up to 80 feet. This means you will be climbing on real rock outside. Learning to rock climb in a place with incredible natural beauty make for an unforgettable quality experience. Combine the Basic Rock Climbing Instruction I with our Basic Rock Climbing II for our most popular class, Basic Rock Climbing Weekend.
Minimum ratio is 3 students to 1 guide ratio.
As you will see your guide works very hard and is extremely skilled and gratuity for your guide is customarily fifteen to twenty percent when you are pleased with their performance.
To make a reservation, click on the "Reservation Form" button found on the bottom left hand corner of any of our web site pages. Complete the reservation form and click the submit button at the bottom of that page. You will receive a confirmation letter by way of e-mail within 48 hours.
All reservations are subject to cancellation policy.
Remember to bring your food, snacks, plenty of water, clothing layers appropriate for time of year, hat, cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, personal items, (optional) camera for the memories and a daypack to keep items together.
are "Basic Rock Climbing Instruction I" seminars offered on Saturdays.
Joshua Tree Rock Climbing School