Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Guide Reservations


Call Us Now to discuss your rock climbing guide reservation wishes! 760-780-8868


     *Prices do not include gratuity*                       


Reservations for your rock climbing guide in Joshua Tree National Park are required for all courses/instruction and Joshua Tree rock climbs at least 2 days in advance. Some exceptions can be made. Call us now to check short notice rock climbing guide availability! Please review our guide availability through use of the interactive calendar below. After you have selected a date for your guided rock climbing trip/instructional session, please fill out the Applicant Information form. This is our method of gathering information about you and will assist your guide in planning a meaningful rock climbing experience for you. After you have submitted the Applicant Information form, you are all ready to schedule your climbing guide reservation and secure your date for climbing in Joshua Tree National Park.

Feel free to give us a call at any time to discuss your rock climbing reservation wishes! Payments can be made by cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. If you are going to pay with check or money order, please call us to discuss payment schedule options. Please make all checks and money orders payable to Nelson Day and mail the payment to: The Climbing Life Guides, Attn: Reservations,  61117 Navajo Trl, Joshua Tree, CA 92252.  Cash or check as a payment option is preferred if possible (credit cards do charge us fees). Once your payment option is confirmed at our home office, your guided rock climbing trip will be reserved. To pay with a credit card, just select the session duration and number of people from the menu below and complete the checkout process. We will confirm your appointment and reserve your date once payment has been processed.  For short notice reservations, payment by check or cash at the time of our meet up is acceptable. We can’t process credit cards on location, so if you are planning on paying with a credit card, please make use of the website checkout menu below to complete your payment.

*Select the time and quantity of people below to begin the reservation process:

We can readily guide groups of up to 18 rock climbers. Please call us to discuss pricing and availability for larger guided groups! Minimum rock climber age for climbing in Joshua Tree is 6 years old. Time slots for less than a day in Joshua Tree are available in morning or afternoon blocks. You can choose between a 4, 6, or 8 hour guided rock climbing session during the checkout process. If you are planning a 4 hour rock climbing session, please select 8:00 AM or 1:00 PM as a starting time during the checkout process.

Please note: if you are new to rock climbing (never been rock climbing before) and are interested in a “rock climb all day” session, an 8 hour rock climbing session in Joshua Tree by yourself may be a little too much to absorb. If you have never been rock climbing before, we recommend a 4 or 6 hour session for such pursuits. However, if you feel you are ready for a full day of rock climbing in Joshua Tree, want to experience a larger portion of Joshua Tree National Park, or are interested in technical rock climbing training, by all means book an 8 hour rock climbing guided session with us! We will keep the rock climbing and technical information coming! An 8 hour rock climbing session is perfect for technical training or guided rock climbing in multiple areas. Many rock climbing clients prefer to book an 8 hour session with us and learn rock climbing technical skills for the first half of the day and practice those rock climbing technical skills in the afternoon. Clients who want to see a bigger portion of Joshua Tree National Park or a larger variety of rock climbing areas also enjoy booking an 8 hour (all day) guided session with us. If you have tried rock climbing in the past and have fallen in love with the sport (completely understandable), an 8 hour rock climbing session is highly recommended! Our rock climbing guides love to teach beginner/advanced lead rock climbing, lead climber belaying, rock climbing gear placement techniques, rock climbing anchor building, rappelling from the top of a climb, rock climbing anchor cleaning, and rock climbing techniques (hand jamming, foot jamming, flagging, movement efficiency, breaking that mental block that keeps you from sending, how to trust your gear, how to assess lead falls and proper falling techniques). We also have a very popular “from gym to crag” option. This unique session guides climbers interested in taking their indoor gym climbing skills into the great outdoors!

Applicant Information  (please fill out and submit and we will be in contact)

Here is a recommended list of items to bring on the day of the climb.

Here is a link to the waiver you must sign the day of the climb

*Below you will find some links to important policies regarding our company.

Please address any concerns you have by:

phone 760-780-8868


mail The Climbing Life Guides Inc, 61117 Navajo Trl, Joshua Tree, CA 92252


*GRATUITY (typical gratuity is from 10-20%)

Camping for free on BLM land near Joshua Tree National Park (see map below – address is approximate)
BLM land near JTree camping directions

BLM land near JTree camping directions