This is a beginners rock climbing group climb. It will help provide an introduction to the in's and out's of rock climbing and give you the information that you will need to become a successful climber. If you have ever thought about trying rock climbing before there is no better place then here. This experience is located in southern California at the well known Joshua Tree National Park. This park is named and famous for its twisted bristled Joshua trees. You will have plenty of beautiful sights to see as you are scaling the cliff faces located in the park.
For this rock climbing experience you will be in small groups of people with a maximum number of six. The small groups help so that each person gets a fair amount of individual attention from the instructor and is easy to make sure everyone stays safe. This rock climbing package will include climbing shoes, harness and helmets so you will not have to worry about providing your own equipment. It is recommended that you bring good hiking shoes, comfortable clothes that can handle the elements, plenty of water and food for four to five hours of climbing and sun protection such as sunscreen.
As stated above the rock climbing package does include a lot however you must keep in mind that this is located in a national park and you must still pay the $20 fee per car to enter the park, unless you have previously purchased an annual pass. Once you arrive at the location you will need to present your voucher to the instructor. Departure time is at 8:00 AM sharp so try not to be late. This is an adventure you do not want to miss out on!
Upon your arrival to the meeting point, an instructor be more than happy to greet you and get started! You will first go over the basics of rock climbing safety, including instruction provided by your adviser. They will also go over how each piece of equipment provided functions. Afterwards, learn about the fundamental knots used in rock climbing. This goes hand-in-hand with learning how to belay, which is known as the method of securing a running rope around a rock.
One of the most important skills you will go over is communication and vocabulary. When you rock climb with others, this makes it easier for you to relay important information. You will get plenty of climbing time to practice your beginner to intermediate movements! This activity will send you off with a feeling of accomplishment and adventure.
Level: Beginner (Easy to moderate hiking)
Pickup & Return:
Joshua Tree National Park, Visitor Center.
Departure Times: 8:00am
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Small-group (maximum of 6)
Does not include:
Joshua Tree National Park entrance fee ($20/car or America The Beautiful Annual Pass)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
What to bring: Sturdy walking or hiking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, enough water for 4-5 hours, sun protection, lunch/snack