Climbing is very popular in the Park. Once considered a training ground for climbers looking to tackle larger challenges in Yosemite (and around the world), Joshua Tree is now a climbing destination in its own right. 

Over 3000 Climbing Routes in the Park

But, you know, that 3000 estimate is probably low. Those are just the named routes, but there is climbing everywhere you look. 

The Mountain Project maintains a comprehensive map of climbs in the park.

Take a Climbing Workshop

If you've always wanted to try out climbing, then hook up with one of the many companies who will help you get started. These companies have the right equipment, they know the best spots (for your experience level) and they know the park. Start with them first. People get hurt in the park all of the time, so it is best to start out with an expert guide.  

available climbing guides, schools and workshops listed below


Cliffhanger Guides

Joshua Tree, California
cliffhangerguides.com

Cliffhanger Guides is Joshua Tree National Park’s finest guide service! We are a small, independent, owner-operated rock climbing guide service dedicated to providing the funnest, safest, most personalized rock climbing adventures in Joshua Tree National Park and beyond. We are Seth Zaharias and Sabra Purdy, a couple of fun loving folks who believe anybody can rock climb in the right terrain and with good coaching.


Joshua Tree Uprising

Joshua Tree, California
joshuatreeuprising.com

For beginner or advanced climbers, their AMGA certified professional guides will create a program to meet your needs, from private guiding, family and group rock climbing, 


Joshua Tree Climbing
Life Guides

Joshua Tree, California
joshuatreeclimbinglifeguides.com

The Climbing Life Guides, Inc. is a small rock climber guide owned business in Joshua Tree National Park specializing in guided rock climbing experiences tailored to its clients desires. Please see our Reservations page to reserve your guide and schedule your rock climbing adventure!