Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Guides and Instruction

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A Rock Climbing Guide and Rock Climbing Instruction company, The Climbing Life Guides offers top notch guide services to clients and groups looking for rock climbing adventures in Joshua Tree National Park! We are THE PREMIER rock climbing guiding company in Joshua Tree. We are fully equipped to offer any instructional session imaginable (lead climbing, belaying, self rescue, multi-pitch rescue, rappelling, falling techniques, setting up top ropes)  and guided tours over any terrain (single pitch, multi-pitch, short roping, rappelling). All of our guides are multi-pitch/summit capable; we only hire AMGA guides (industry leading standard) with advanced certifications and excellent teaching skills. Please see our reservations page to reserve a rock climbing guide, or read on to find out more about our Joshua Tree rock climbing guide and rock climbing instruction company! 

Rock climbing is the perfect mixture of mental and physical exertion. Successful rock climbing requires bodily awareness, environmental awareness, problem solving, focused attention, physical strength, and knowledge of rock climbing techniques. The combination of these elements allows the body to deliver what the mind envisions us doing. Some rock climbing techniques are inherent. However, effective and efficient use of even these techniques often is not. When physical and mental limits are simultaneously met with success on a rock climb, the personal gratification is beyond what any other sport can offer. This experience is what our guide service strives to provide for every client. Part of the beauty of rock climbing is this: the unique mental and physical gratification found in rock climbing can be experienced by nearly everyone, no matter your age or skill level! Hiring a guide from The Climbing Life Guides is the best way to find this experience while minimizing the risks involved in rock climbing.


Our rock climbing guide service knows how to help you find this awesome experience in a controlled and professional environment. The Climbing Life Guides rock climbing guides understand that client safety is the most important part of every trip. Our rock climbing guides have the certifications, skill requirements, equipment and technical tools to keep clients as safe as possible while finding this unique experience in beautiful Joshua Tree National Park. Come find out why the sport of rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park has become so popular, and show your friends/family  how smart you are by hiring a certified guide to take you climbing in Joshua Tree National Park (mothers and significant others love us)!

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The Climbing Life Guides offers rock climbing guiding and rock climbing technical instruction services in Joshua Tree National Park. Whether your desires are to have a rock climbing guide teach you how to build sound traditional rock climbing anchors from gear, have a rock climbing guide instruct you on how to effectively jam cracks, be guided in how to improve the efficiency of your rock climbing movement, have a rock climbing guide demonstrate how to apply gym techniques on rock safely in the outdoors, have a rock climbing guide teach you how to lead sport or gear (trad) rock climbs, receive guided instruction on how to safely clean rock climbing anchor systems, have a rock climbing guide teach you how to rappel, go on a guided rock climbing tour of Joshua Tree National Park, or simply get a guided full body workout climbing on the rock in Joshua Tree, your rock climbing guide will customize your time together, meet you where you are at, and deliver a fantastic mind and body learning experience in a positive and patient environment. Nothing builds self-confidence like success in the face of adversity!

Joshua Tree National Park is a beautiful desert venue and is worth experiencing at least once a year. The Climbing Life Guides is excited to show you Joshua Tree National Park from a rock climber’s perspective. Rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park is something everyone should do at least once in their lifetime, and our rock climbing guide service knows all the perfect rock climbing spots! We believe that once you experience Joshua Tree National Park with our rock climbing guide service, you will want to come back every year to rock climb in Joshua Tree with our guide service! 

We readily offer one on one guided rock climbing experiences, or guided experiences in groups of up to 18 clients inside Joshua Tree National Park. Larger groups can be accommodated with sufficient notice. Since we are a Joshua Tree local rock climber guide owned and operated small business, we are able to offer very competitive prices! On top of the awesome prices, our Joshua Tree climbing guides offer solid, patient, and all around fun instructional sessions. The client decides what experience they want, and our climbing guides do their very best to make sure it happens. As experienced Joshua Tree rock climbers and guides, we can relate to any level of rock climber. Currently, Nelson (lead guide and owner) holds the highest level of guide certification in all of Joshua Tree! We all started somewhere! Check out our reservations page and reserve your Joshua Tree climbing guide today! All Joshua Tree climbing guide reservations include FREE equipment rentals. Or if you prefer to use your own gear, bring it along. Once it has passed our rock climbing guide’s safety inspection, you will be permitted to use it throughout your awesome and memorable rock climbing experience with us. If you are interested in a class on a particular subject, fill out our Applicant Information form and include a description of your wishes for our time together. Our Joshua Tree rock climbing guides are happy to provide rock climbing lessons to rock climbers of all abilities and ages! If you desire to make a group reservation for more than 18 people, please contact us to discuss your outing and group pricing. Rock climbing is a fantastic team building exercise for college students, corporate events, or club outings. Our rock climbing guiding service operates primarily in Joshua Tree National Park.

We accept Cash, Check or Credit Card. See our reservations page for details.