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The Climbing Life Guides

69 reviews
About The Climbing Life Guides
Best rates in town! Seriously, check them out. We readily offer guided one on one rock climbing experiences, or guide rock climbing experiences in groups of up to six clients in Joshua Tree National Park. We love larger groups, but we need a little more time to make arrangements for your session. Please let us know at least 2 weeks in advance if you are interested in booking a larger group with us. Since we are a rock climber guide directed and operated small business, we are able to offer some of the most competitive prices! On top of the awesome prices, our guides offer solid, patient, and all around fun rock climbing instructional sessions. The client decides what rock climbing experience they want, and our rock climbing guides do our very best to make it happen. Let our guides show you the ropes!
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Joshua Tree, CA
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

I was heading down to Joshua tree for a weekend and I wanted to hire a guide to introduce me to the area since I had limited time and have a refresher of the basics. I arranged a guide through the website and he booking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christy K
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Our guide Molly was so awesome! She was so motivating and our 9 and 10 year old loved it! Such a great experience! Highly recommend! Best part of our vacation!! Thanks Molly!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Kasey G
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took an impromptu trip to Joshua Tree and I wanted to climb there of course. I called Nelson at The Climbing Life with just a few days notice and he luckily had an opening. He took us on a route that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Doing a National Parks tour and decided to experience Joshua Tree via rock climbing. We met with our guide Nelson at 6am to beat the heat and it was well-worth the early rise. Nelson tailored a trip to our needs as novice climbers with some...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dalejadamson
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Nelson is a full AMGA guide and is very attentive to safety and education. He also really loves to climb and share his passion for climbing. Great experience!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Janie H
Reviewed April 26, 2018

Nelson did a fantastic job from start to finish. He was very easy to get a hold of by phone, answered all my questions. Was very responsive and prompt with all e-mails. All of his gear was located in his home office which made it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 527miir
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Nelson Day is fun, experienced, safe, professional and awesome! My daughter, who is very experienced, and I, who have no experience, both had a great time. Highly recommended. We will definitely work with Nelson again.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank hnh134
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Joshua Tree is a Rock Climbing Haven ... Perfect place for all levels. The Climbing Guides are simply the best. Nelson and his team was super encouraging and kept us safe and laughing. We were challenged and had the best day with them. I highly...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lisa M
Reviewed March 14, 2018

We have worked with The Climbing Life Guides for 3 years in a row because they are so awesome! Nelson is really patient, thorough and clearly knows his stuff! This year, the weather was cloudy and rain was in the forecast so The Climbing Life...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank brookebarry2018
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Super organized and helpful! I found them very easy to book with and organize and they were super accommodating. Molly was our guide and she was awesome. As an old climber I was super impressed and had so much fun getting on the rock again....More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Roland Z
April 1, 2015|
Response from Nelson D | Property representative |
Hi Roland! Clients are always welcome to park their vehicles at my home office while we are out climbing for the day.