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Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree Single-Pitch and Multi-Pitch Climbing Trip, California

Come with Ryan, an AMGA-certified Single-Pitch climbing instructor, on a radical climbing trip to one of California´s most popular destinations – Joshua Tree.




1 Day


Jan - Jun, Sep - Dec






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Based on 6 reviews


Come with me to the beautiful interior of California and climb one of over one thousand routes at Joshua Tree! As one of the most densely concentrated hiking areas (per square mile) in the state, it is sure to have a perfect climb – or 20 – for you!

Set in the California desert of the western United States, Joshua Tree National Park attracts tourists and travelers all year round for a number of outdoor activities. The climate and geology are equally unique and inviting for those in search of a compelling experience in nature.

The park itself covers an area larger than Rhode Island, and its vastness provides different ecosystems at varying elevations. Rocky outcroppings are common, and some of the geoformations are dated as far back as 1.7 billion years. Joshua Tree is home to six different mountain ranges as well.

And while camping, hiking, and astronomy are popular among visitors to the park, adventurers come for the rocks and the ability to climb them. The volume of routes is more than impressive; they are generally short, so you can make multiple runs in a day over new and exciting climbs.

The granite has escaped the polish of the elements, like snow and rain, that takes its toll on other locations. This means the rough quartz monzonite is a phenomenal rock for climbing. And because of the massive size of the park and the number of routes, there are plenty each of beginning, intermediate, and advanced climbing courses. There are single-pitch and multi-pitch options for everyone.

Access to your climbs is also fairly easy. This trip will ensure you have the most time out on the rocks as possible, so you can dedicate the majority of your day to having a blast in this incredible environment!

I have extensive experience guiding in the region, and I can find a program tailored just for your skills and abilities. If you want the opportunity to climb all day and gain experience on a high number of routes, I will make sure you come back from Joshua Tree excited and ready to plan for your next trip.

There are courses for everyone. For the more challenging levels, any prior climbing experience will be an asset.

Stop waiting and start BOOKING this trip to Joshua Tree! You won´t regret getting your hands dirty at one of California’s most iconic rock climbing destinations!

I can also take you a little further into the Sierra Nevadas and up Mt. Sill! Or we can stick around San Diego for some single-pitch climbing at Mission Gorge!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Prices are per person, per day. See half-day prices below.

The price includes the guiding fee.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


More info

Half-day (5 hours) programs are also available. Half-day prices (USD per person) are as follows: Group of 1: 225 Group of 2: 180 Group of 3: 150 Group of 4: 130 Group of 5: 120 Group of 6: 110

Meeting point

Contact me upon booking and we can coordinate a meeting spot.


I have experience with sport climbing and am interested in learning multi pitch climbing. What other areas could we get a guide for besides Joshua tree?

If you are in LA, the best place to go is Joshua Tree. We could also get you out in San Diego at El Cajon Mountain if this interests you. That may be further than going to Joshua Tree though but it's a option. ECM is a great, multi pitch bolted wall.

What should we expect for the day in terms of time and itinerary?

Your timeframe will be 8am - 4pm unless you need to change this at all, and we'll meet at the West Entrance visitor center. This is a private outing so your guide will reach out ahead of time to get a better feeling of exactly what you are looking for in the day.

What's included in the price? Will the equipment be provided or do I need my own?

Price includes any climbing equipment you may need (harness, helmet, shoes), and your professionally trained guide for the day. Pricing does not include the entrance fee to the park,

Are you offering other outdoor/adventure activities in the area of Mission Gorge in San Diego?

About the guide: Ryan

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Single Pitch Instructor

I am the founder of Golden State Guiding and an AMGA Apprentice Alpine and Splitboard Guide, a certified Single Pitch Instructor, and certified Wilderness First Responder and also hold an AIARE Pro 1 certificate.

At Golden State Guiding we hold a valid permit to guide you legally in California's Eastern Sierra mountains including Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia/ Kings National Park, Mount Shasta in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Joshua Tree National Park, Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego, and Red Rock Canyon just outside of Las Vegas Nevada. All Golden State Guiding guides are professionally trained by the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) and are some of the best Guides in the industry. Our professional Guides know exactly where to take you for your day out of rock, ice, or alpine climbing, backcountry skiing or splitboarding, and mountaineering in California or Nevada.

These are some of the spots where we can take you:

- Joshua Tree National Park

- San Diego (Mission Gorge or Mount Woodson)

- Eastern Sierra (Lone Pine Peak, Mt Emerson, Mount Sill and the entire Palisade Range, Bear Creek Spire, Temple Crag, Crystal Crag, Cardinal Pinnacle, Iris Slab, Mammoth Lakes Basin, Clark Canyon)

- Mount Shasta in Shasta-Trinity National Forest in the Southern Cascades

- Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area



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What people are saying about this trip



Patrick took me out to the Indian Cove! Loved the short approach and couldn’t asked for better weather. Patrick recommended great pitches where I could try new stuff like chimneying. Would definitely book again if I go back to JTree!



We had an excellent time with Chad on our multi -pitch day in Joshua Tree. My partner and I have some experience climbing sport routes, but had no experience with trad climbing or multi-pitch routes. Chad is a great instructor and led our routes with ease. We felt confident in his abilities to keep us safe and have fun. Will definitely book again with him.



We booked through Ryan, and Daniel was our guide - absolutely brilliant, very down to earth and knowledgeable. The climbs themselves were awesome, with insane views. My partner is an experienced indoor climber, and I have close to no experience, especially outdoors, but still felt safe and in good hands. We did a half day, which was 5hrs, and got 4 climbs in, then stayed after the tour to walk around a bit more and have some snacks with a view (make sure you take food/water as there aren’t any shops inside the park). Definitely recommend.



Chad was brilliant. I had a great experience climbing in joshua tree. Couldn't have asked for better.

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