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“Coolest Way to Experience Joshua Tree National Park”

The Climbing Life Guides
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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 previous climbing experience. He took us out to an amazing multi-pitch climb that took a little over four hours from end to end. As unique as Joshua Tree is, nothing else we saw that day compared to our climbing experience with Nelson. I would highly recommend the Climbing Life Guides to anyone who’s going to be in the area. Nelson will do an amazing job of building a trip to meet your specific climbing goals!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dalejadamson
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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
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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 easy as we were traveling light and did not bring any of her gear. He was on time and ready to go. My daughter had an amazing time, climbing 10 routes and ending with a cave crawl. They arrived at our meeting spot promptly at the end of the day. Happy daughter, happy Mom, hopefully happy Nelson as well. Also, he was kind enough to take some pictures and send them to us via e-mail which we really appreciated, the photos are just amazing. Send your teens out with him...he'll take care of them.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 527miir
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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
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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 recommend.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lisa M
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