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Intro to Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree NP

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Intro to Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree NP

35 reviews
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Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
rock climbing

Intro to Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree NP

rock climbing

Intro to Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree NP

35 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Enjoy world-class rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park. Learn the basics of roped "free-climbing" while accompanied by a local expert. Sessions begin at the Indian Cove Market, where you be outfitted with a harness, helmet and sticky rubber shoes. From there, a short drive will take us into the Park and to one of several hundred available climbing sites. Your local and experienced guide will select a climbing site suited to your ability, and you will have your hands on the rock in no time! Learn not only to climb, but also how to "belay", or secure the rope for your partner. Trust is quickly developed when ensuring each others safety. Excellent for couples or families. After "learning the ropes", we typically ascend as a group to one of Joshua Tree's many outstanding summits, where we enjoy high-fives and a photo opp. We often use our summit as an opportunity to engage with a series of Qigong exercises while overlooking the expansive desert vistas. After savoring the summit, we typically descend via a long rappel back to the ground. Some rappels are free-hanging and can be as high as 200 ft. Excitement guaranteed. Leave with a true sense of invigoration and accomplishment. Find out what makes Joshua Tree one of the most popular and highly esteemed rock piles on the planet. Private sessions available. Call 860-304-2336 for more availability.

Your host

Learn more about Mike

Mike

My name is Mike Donaldson and rock climbing is my profession. I have been leading traditional rock climbs for over 16 years, and have been guiding in J-Tree since 2012. I have served over 750 happy guests while maintaining a 100% safety record. Originally from Denver, I have earned local status in J-Tree by climbing over 1200 different routes in the park. This depth of knowledge allows me to provide guests with the best possible climbing experience. I am insured, permitted, and certified at the highest level. Yosemite Valley Search and Rescue, certified high-angle rescue tech. 1000-hour yoga teaching certificate from Naropa University in Boulder. I consistently get more out of my climbing by incorporating elements of yoga and Tai Chi. Join me Mondays at 6pm for "Yoga For Climbers" at Instant Karma Yoga Studio in downtown J-Tree.

What's included

Equipment
Helmet, Harness, Sticky-rubber climbing shoes

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Where you'll be

All sessions begin at the Indian Cove Market, located just off Highway 62, between Joshua Tree and 29 Palms. 69131 Twentynine Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 From here, we will drive separately into the National Park. A short, 10-minute drive will take us to the rocks. All climbing services in Joshua Tree National Park are rendered by Chillino Rock Climbing. Mike Donaldson, climbing guide, is an employee of Chillino Rock Climbing

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 15 and up can attend. This adventure is customized based on the ability and inclination of each group. You do not need prior rock climbing experience. We will be having FUN.

What to bring

light jacket/windbreaker

More tips

No experience necessary. All abilities welcome. All trips can be reserved as private upon request.

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Intro to Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree NP
35 reviews
$200/person
35 reviews
$200/person