Joshua Tree Guides

Rock Climbing School and Guide Service  

Multi-Pitch Climbing Class (8-hours)
Now that you know how to lead climb and got some experience under your belt, you may want to try a longer climb like “Royal Arches” or “East Buttress of El Capitan” in Yosemite. Learn how to survive and be successful without getting “be-nighted”. This class will show you how to be prepared for long routes, climb efficiently as a team, have the rescue skills to get off the route, and feel confident in your decision making. Being efficient on a multi-pitch route can dictate your success or failure. Take this class and have the odds in your favor! 

Students in this class must be familiar with using belay devices with a mechanical advantage such as a Petzl GriGri and plaquette devices such as the Black Diamond ATC Guide. Also, students must be familiar with using Spring Loaded Camming Devices, Passive gear, and a Cordolette for anchors. (Maximum participants – 6) 

Rates:
$300 for one person
$250 each for two
$200 each for three or more   

Lead Climbing Class (2-days)
The Lead Climbing class teaches you how to safely climb a route from the ground up, belay systems and how to exit the route via walking / lowering off or rappelling. We also teach you  rope management and “how to fall” while keeping yourself as safe as possible when coming off the rock. The class also offers rescue skills necessary to mitigate emergencies in an outdoor lead climbing adventure such as Hauling and Escaping the Belay. We also cover techniques in extending anchors and gear placement on traverses to ensure safety of your follower. 

Students in this class must be familiar with using belay devices with a mechanical advantage such as a Petzl GriGri and plaquette devices such as the Black Diamond ATC Guide. Also, students must be familiar with using Spring Loaded Camming Devices, Passive gear, and a Cordolette for anchors. (Maximum of 6 participants) 

Rates:
$595 for one person
$495 each for two
$395 each for three or more
​​Anchor and Rappel Class (8-hours)
This class is a hybrid of what you would expect from a rock climbing guide training course and a recreational climber course but for a reasonable price. We believe in empowering our students with rock climbing guide specific skills and Rescue Skills necessary to survive your formative years in outdoor rock climbing! 

Our lesson plan is very comprehensive and derived from several Guide Training and Certification Organizations. You will find no other guiding company, gym or school that offers the same or a better curriculum! This course presents a deeper look at cords, webbing, knots, active and passive gear, carabiners, assessing the rock, gear placement, equalization, etc. and other essential practices. 

Students in this class must be familiar with using belay devices with a mechanical advantage such as a Petzl GriGri and plaquette devices such as the Black Diamond ATC Guide. (Maximum  of 6 participants) 

Rates:
$300 for one person
$250 each for two
$200 each for three or more 

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Climbing Classes


Intro to Rock Climbing Technique Class (8-hours)
Classes are conducted daily at  Joshua Tree National Park and other climbing destinations. This class focuses on building endurance, technique and route finding skills. We also cover specific climbing terminology while gaining confidence in movement over rock! 

Rates:
$250 for one person
$200 each for two
$150 each for three or more    
Self-Rescue Class (2-days)
Do you want to be prepared for any climbing emergency during your adventure? It does not matter if it’s Top Rope or a Big Wall route, you can learn the skills to handle any situation. Take this class and learn what the professionals do in case of any emergency. You will learn through hands-on instruction on what to do, whenever you and/or your partner are in trouble while climbing.

Students in this class must be familiar with using belay devices with a mechanical advantage such as a Petzl GriGri and Tube devices such as the Black Diamond ATC. Also, students must be familiar with using Spring Loaded Camming Devices, Passive gear, and a Cordolette for anchors. (Maximum participants – 4) 

Rates:
$595 for one person
$495 each for two
$395 each for three or more   

Post-Course Follow-up (8 hours)
Rates:
$200 for one person
$150 each for two
$115 each for three
$100 each for four to six participants 


Gear is available only for those students who need it for the duration of the course. All rates are subject to change based on season and availability. Joshua Tree Guides reserves the right to combine individual reservations together without changing the course/guided trip cost. 


The customary gratuity for guides is 15-20% of the trip cost and is not included in any of our listed prices. 

For more information please contact us.
Phone: 408-833-8308
Email:
 info@joshuatreeguides.com
Big-Wall Climbing Class (2-days)
This 2-day course will teach you how to Aid-Climb, Ascension of fixed lines, Pendulums on lead and follow, Hauling technique, How to prep and pack your Haulbag, How and Where to set up a Portaledge, Waste Management, and Surviving your first Big-Wall route (Mitigating Pitfalls and Errors). 

Students in this class must be familiar with using belay devices with a mechanical advantage such as a Petzl GriGri and Tube devices such as the Black Diamond ATC Guide. Also, students must be familiar with using Spring Loaded Camming Devices, Passive gear, and a Cordolette for anchors. (Maximum participants – 4) 

Rates:
$595 for one person
$495 each for two
$395 each for three or more