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 5000 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.  

Cliffhanger Guides

Cliffhanger Guides is Joshua Tree’s finest rock climbing guide service!

We are a small, independent, owner-operated rock climbing guide service dedicated to providing the most personalized, safe and fun rock climbing adventures in Joshua Tree National Park. With our 5 hour ½ days, NO time limit full days, gourmet lunches, low guest to guide ratios and a staff of committed Joshua tree locals, a day with Cliffhanger Guides is hard to beat.

Cliffhanger Guides
(760) 401-5033
Everyday 8AM-8PM

California Climbing School

California Climbing School offers year-round rock climbing instruction in Joshua Tree National Park.  Owners Erik Kramer-Webb and Theresa Walsh are certified with the AMGA and have over 40 years of combined guiding experience.  

California Climbing School
(760) 625-7115

Stone Adventures

Stone Adventures is a locally owned, family operated rock climbing guide service in Joshua Tree National Park specializing in custom rock climbing trips for all skill sets and ambitions. Whether you are a family of different experience levels and sizes, or a seasoned climber hoping to make the most of a climbing day, we can co-create the perfect day for you.  Your trip will always include professionally certified rock climbing guides, wilderness first responders and all of the climbing equipment.  We have specialty sized climbing helmets, shoes and harnesses for ages as young as 2 years old!  Experience the best of Joshua Tree with the guides at Stone Adventures.  Open every day, year round. 

(760) 364-0547

Joshua Tree Uprising
Joshua Tree, California • 1-888-CLIMB-ON

Joshua Tree Climbing Life Guides
Joshua Tree, California • 760-780-8868

Vertical Adventures Rock Climbing School
Joshua Tree, California • (800) 514-8785