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.  

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

Cliffhanger Guides
Joshua Tree, California • 209-743-8363

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