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Beginner Group Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree, United States

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn the rock-climbing basics against the one-of-a-kind backdrop of Joshua Tree National Park's otherworldly scenery: this small-group, beginner-friendly tour makes climbing accessible. In the morning, make your own way to the Joshua Tree Visitor Center, meet your guide, and get ready to explore. You'll get acquainted with the park's famed climbing options when you attempt to scale a granite rock face. First-hand guidance, support, and equipment are all provided.
  • This beginner-friendly course makes learning rock-climbing basics accessible
  • Enjoy a new way to discover Joshua Tree's extraordinary scenery
  • This excursion is perfect for active and adventurous travelers
  • The small group size guarantees hands-on, one-on-one instruction and support

What's Included

  • We will provide all of the necessary safety and climbing equipment.
  • Private transportation
  • Gratuities
  • National Park Entrance Fee

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Joshua Tree Visitor Center
    6554 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA

    Your guide will meet you in the PARKING LOT of the JTNP Visitor's Center. They will have a Mojave Guides magnet on the side of their vehicle as well as a Mojave Guides uniform. You must follow your guide into the park in your own vehicle. Program will conclude at a different parking lot inside JTNP.

Start time

08:00 a.m.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Operated by Mojave Guides

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Climbing on rocks in a beautiful setting
Scott_H, Nov 2022
I had the time of my life! It was a one on one lesson with me and Murphy. He geared it to my fitness level. It was my very first experience with climbing so I was definitely a beginner. I did 3 climbs and Murphy was very patient with me. Very encouraging. I had a great day.
Great Experience
Shipeng, Oct 2022
My guide Joe is obviously a professional at rock climbing, and he was very patient in coaching me as a first timer to rock climbing. I was able to climb 3 different routes and successfully completed 2 of them. JTNP is indeed a world class rock climbing paradise, the view is spectacular.
Best experience ever!! Must try!!
Sunglim_L, Apr 2022
We had the best time ever! Highly recommended!!! Our guide Matt was so nice, professional and fun! This was our first time doing rock climbing and we were able to climb to the top. If you worry if you can do it, we are not a huge athletic people so don’t worry. I’m not saying it’s easy and it’s definitely challenging but you will enjoy very much.
The Best Climb Around
Dawn_L, Mar 2022
It was so cool we got to do this just the two of us with a guide, we got a lot more climb time and personal attention. We learned a lot and loved it!
Stephanie_G, Mar 2022
My 12 yo daughter and I did a morning climb. We are novices. Our guide did a great job of introducing us to climbing, while also challenging us. We felt safe the entire time. A great way to experience JTNP. If you’re considering this trip, go for it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A wonderful experience
Rebecca_K, Mar 2022
We decided somewhat last minute that we wanted to go rock climbing in Joshua Tree and booked a tour with Mojave Guides through Viator. I initially asked the company about whether someone with MS would be able to climb and was touched that Seth did the research and learned more about the disease to be able to fully answer the question. Our family member with MS didn't end up attending, but the effort was so appreciated. We had an absolute BLAST climbing. Murphy was a wonderful guide that accommodated our climbing levels and preferences on a windy day. He was very funny, encouraging, and even taught one of our group to belay. He made sure everyone had a great time and answered every single question we had. Booking through Viator, I wasn't necessarily sure what to expect - I was absolutely thrilled with our experience. I would highly recommend Mojave Guides and Murphy. Climbing in Joshua Tree was such a unique way to experience the park and I am so grateful for the memories.


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