Uprising Adventure Guides
Uprising Adventure Guides
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Joshua Tree National Park's #1 choice for rock climbing, hiking and backpacking. Our rock climbing courses are customized for individuals, families, youth groups and corporate events. Courses for Scouts and YMCA geared toward earning merit badges. Corporate climbs for team building encourage working together establishing trust, communication and problem solving skills. AMGA accredited and Certified! Rise to the adventure and we promise to meet your wildest expectations with our Joshua Tree rock climbing experience! Call 1-888-CLIMB-ON today to book your next uprising adventure.
Joshua Tree National Park, California

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angelaprgirl
San Diego, CA53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Here's a review that my teenage daughter, the rock climber in the family, wrote about Susan at Uprising:

I got back into climbing during COVID and have been bouldering in a gym near me and remembering how much I love the sport. For my birthday, my mom planned a trip to take me to Joshua Tree!! She booked Sue for a half day. When planning, my mom was excited because Sue suggested to take us out for a half day but leave her day open in case we wanted to climb longer, and that ended up working perfectly because we stayed for two extra hours.

Sue was an amazing guide, on the day we'd set to climb she watched the park entrances and let us know which one didn't have a wait. She took us to climb where my mom and sister (non-climbers!) could climb, as well as where I could be challenged as the climber of the family. I had an incredible day.

Sue also taught me a lot about the safety and protocols of climbing, as this was my first time climbing outdoors in years. On top of that she was kind, supportive, and encouraging to me and my family. I felt very safe climbing with her. She also gave us great tips on nearby bouldering in JTree which was helpful since it was our first time.

I couldn't have had a better climbing experience.

Thank you Sue!
Written February 24, 2021
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ellenb20192019
Stanford, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
I had an amazing time climbing in Joshua Tree for the first time with Sue and Carrie! I've climbed outside before but had never tried guided climbing, and it was a great experience. They were extremely experienced and knowledgeable about climbing in J Tree, and took us to the perfect spot/set up the best routes for the experience level of our group. Everyone was able to get on routes that were fun with the option to try something challenging. Safety was a priority, and we were able to try new things, learn some new skills, and have some adventure while staying safe. I would 100% climb with Uprising again.
Written December 7, 2021
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Michael C
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
We had an amazing day as a scout troop with uprising. There were about 12 scouts as well as 8 adults/siblings. The scouts earned their merit badge, but more than that it was just an amazing day. We all had so much fun climbing, belaying and repelling. Everyone did more than they thought they were going to do - feeling incredibly safe and supported from the great guides at uprising. I’m not sure how they did it - with such a big group – but we really spent no time waiting around but just got right into climbing. We were all exhausted by the end of the day and had one of our best Campfires of the year. We camped at BLM land close to where we climbed.

Everyone agreed that we need to make this an annual trip out there. I highly recommend using Uprising for Scout Troops or even just a climbing adventure. We’ll be back!

Thank you, Sue and team!
Written October 24, 2021
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Harry H
Raleigh, NC9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Sue and Steve were amazing guides! We were pretty green and had never climbed outside before so we were a bit nervous about getting in over our heads. Sue and Steve took us on challenging but climbable routes which gave us a ton of confidence. They have decades' worth of climbing knowledge between them and we trusted them completely. We cannot recommend Uprising Adventures enough and will start planning a trip back to Joshua Tree to tackle more routes!
Written February 3, 2023
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Bruce T
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Just did a full day of climbing with two college aged climbers, their father, and myself (the grandfather). The Uprising guide, Cory, was exceptional. He quickly assessed our ability levels and matched the routes accordingly. He let the kids do their thing and provided appropriate instruction as necessary to fill in some gaps in their technique. We were all extremely impressed with the entire experience. I would gladly recommend Joshua Tree Uprising to anyone planning a climbing trip to Joshua Tree.
Written March 23, 2022
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Vacation547957
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We had an amazing day climbing in the park with our guide, Cezanne! He took us to an uncrowded spot on the holiday weekend, and set up climbs that were challenging but appropriate for our group of three. Later in the day he was able to set up two more climbs targeted specifically to our son, 16, who is a much stronger climber than his parents. Cezanne was personable, informative, and knowledgeable about the various climbs and bouldering opportunities in Joshua Tree. We had a fantastic day. It was the highlight of the trip!
Written February 22, 2024
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Vanessa A.
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Solo
Sue is AMAZING!! Im a beginner climber who did a solo trip to Joshua Tree and hired a guide with the hopes of learning more anchor building and climbing skills. Sue asked me what my goals were, and designed our climbing day expertly so I could work on all the areas I was hoping to. Not only is Sue a skilled and super knowledgeable climber, but she is an inspirational human being!! THANK YOU Sue for sharing your wisdom and climbing magic! 🙏🧗‍♀️ I can’t recommend Uprising enough!!
Written January 9, 2022
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Allison C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This was an incredible experience that my family (ages 7 to 45!) will never forget. Loren was our guide and was amazing!! He was fun, easy-going, so knowledgeable and eager to share so much about climbing and Joshua Tree national park… and above all he made us feel safe and competent. I’m still in awe at what we accomplished, and had the best time doing it.
Written January 9, 2024
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Amy N
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The Uprising Adventure guides are always amazing, friendly, supportive, and just fantastic. It was easy to organize the day of climbing for our scouts. All the paperwork was online and accessible. Our troop had an amazing time climbing and they left with great memories and lessons in how to climb and the that the top was arbitrary! The guides were great with the scouts and fun to around.
Written March 13, 2023
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Ciara
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Late review! My boyfriend and I climbed with Sue on December 31, 2020, what a great way to end a crazy year for everyone. It had been almost 15 years since I had been out to Joshua Tree and climbed. Sue was awesome. My boyfriend who had never climbed and not only did he feel comfortable learning for the first time, but I also got a great refresher. Sue was patient, knowledgable and super welcoming. Sue was a breath of fresh air in this crazy world we live in. She's super chill, honest, and the three of us had some great conversation. She even gave us some great food recommendations! We will definitely be back to climb with Sue and to enjoy the beautiful outdoors that Joshua Tree has to offer.
Written February 13, 2021
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