Rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park is world class and offers traditional crack climbing and bouldering. This high desert monzogranite climbing mecca is famous for its traditional-style crack, slab, and steep face climbing.
The Joshua Tree’s has almost 800,000 acres of crack climbing. Thousands of options for sport climbers, slab climbers and a good number of multi-pitch classic routes. There are more than 10,000 climbing routes, 2,000 boulder problems and hundreds of rock formations to scramble on.
Here are a few climbing resources for your next climb.
Climbing Guides and Classes
If you’re learning to climb or want to expand your climbing skills or looking for a climbing guide there’s a number of great options for you to climb with. Be sure that they are permitted to work in Joshua Tree National Park. These guides are held to the highest levels of rock guiding certifications through the PCGI, AMGA, or similar organizations. They are also required to have Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications as well as insurance.
Permitted Climbing Guides
Joshua Tree Guides (Castle Rock Climbing School)
Uprising Adventure Guides
The Climbing Life Guides
Arizona Climbing and Adventure School
Joshua Tree Rock Climbing School/Granite Guides
Middlebury College Outdoor Program
Outdoor Link, LLC
Rock Climb Everyday, LLC
The Southern Terrain
Kalamazoo College Outdoor Program
Naturalist At Large
Outdoor Adventure USA
Positive Adventures, LLC
Chillino Rock Climbing
Bear Grylls Survival Academy
American Mountain Guides Association
California Climbing School
Apex Mountain School
Golden State Guiding
Glorieta 2.0 Inc
Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Mountain Bureau, LLC
Colorado Outward Bound School
Saint Michael’s College
Wilderness Leadership Institute