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California Climbing School provides year-round climbing classes and adventures in Joshua Tree National Park. We also run summer trips to Tahquitz Rock and the High Sierra. Owners Erik Kramer-Webb and Theresa Walsh are certified by the AMGA and they...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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HC1 box 7006, 66222 foothills drive, Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-9733
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+1 760-625-7115
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

I've had many teachers in my life so far, but only rarely does one become a mentor that sparks the excitement in learning new things and makes you want to keep at it - Erik is definitely that kind of person! Just recently spent 2...More

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ErikK2131, Owner at California Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the outstanding review! I can't believe I get paid to take awesome people like yourself up some of the most amazing climbs in California! Looking forward to sharing the secrets of Joshua Tree stone with you on your upcoming trip!

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

I went on an early morning rock climb with Erik. What a beautiful experience being out there in the stillness of the Joshua Tree desert and improving on your climbing skills with a first rate instructor. I learned how to balance and shift my weight,...More

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Erik K, Owner at California Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

It was a pleasure to climb with you! You did so well! I hope we get to climb again soon!

Reviewed August 24, 2018

I have taken several classes with Erik - crack climbing, trad leading, and just general fun on the rocks climbing - and he is AWESOME! He's a great combination of nice but serious because this is, after all, a dangerous sport that must be taken...More

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Erik K, Owner at California Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Thanks for the kind words Michelle! Can I take this moment to say that you are a super fun person to climb with too!

Reviewed June 26, 2018

Had a great session with Erik on Saturday in June was worried about the heat but Erik being a local guide knew exactly where to climb in the shade. I have had the pleasure climbing with Erik before in Idyllwild. He is a great guide...More

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Erik K, Owner at California Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Thanks for the positive review, Jay! I hope the skills we covered will help you climb to greater heights! If you ever want some more instruction, we'd love to have you back.

Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

I had such a great day with Eric scrambling and climbing that I booked with him again for the very next day. He’s a knowledgeable and experienced guide, in tune with the desert. I feel very lucky to have found his service. I had tried...More

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Erik K, Owner at California Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Thanks for the great review! I hope we get a chance to climb again soon. I had a great time!

Reviewed June 2, 2018

If you want the best guide for the best rock climbing, then you want Erik. As a teacher, he offered patient, supportive instruction at every level of ability, from basic skills to advanced techniques. And as a companion, it was like climbing with a good...More

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Erik K, Owner at California Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Thank you for the kind words, Ansel! It was super fun spending the day with you. I hope we get to climb together again soon!

Reviewed March 2, 2018

I've never written a review on Trip Advisor, but I HAVE to leave a note to thank Erik and to help let others know about the California Climbing School. What an amazing experience. Erik met up with us at Joshua Tree to help guide us...More

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Erik K, Owner at California Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

I think it's awesome that your passion for outdoor climbing was ignited on a superb day in Joshua Tree and I got to be there to share it with you. Next time we should do a multi-pitch climb--the views are sensational!

Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

I am 10. My parents took me to climb with Erik a few weeks ago. I learned a lot and Erik made climbing not scary, in fact he made it fun!

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Erik K, Owner at California Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2018

I used to scramble on rocks by myself when I was 10 and did some pretty unsafe things. I am glad I can climb safely now. You will be a great climber if you put your mind to it and always think about safety.

Reviewed February 15, 2018

Erik led our group of four occasional climbers on a full day of guiding. We wanted a lot of time on the rock with techniques and skills taught along the way, and that is exactly what we got. From the first email, I was impressed...More

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Erik K, Owner at California Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2018

I will try to remember what we covered so we can build from there on our next outing. It was super fun spending the day in Joshua Tree with you guys! I'm looking forward to our next outing. Let me know if you need help...More

Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Joshua Tree is an under appreciated gem of So Cal. California Climbing School is a wonderful combination of tour guide, climbing instruction, environmental appreciation course guided by passionate people. Erik was a wonderful guide, instructor, inspiration, companion, and friend. Whether you have a spare vacation...More

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Erik K, Owner at California Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2018

Thanks for the super kind words, Brandon! You and Rebecca did terrific. We should try a multi-pitch climb next time--the views are even better when you get higher!

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