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

Joshua Tree

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, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec




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!


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.

About the guide

I am the founder of Golden State Guiding and an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor.

I have been climbing all over California for over 10 years from Joshua Tree and the High Sierra and from Yosemite to Owen's River Gorge. I enjoy climbing in all its forms but alpine starts, long approaches and high elevation gains are my favorite. The grueling days and long routes of the Sierras are where my heart lies.

At Golden State Guiding, we hold a valid permit to guide you legally in California´s Sierras. Golden State Guiding has only professional Guides trained by the AMGA who know all the ins and outs in these mountains and we´ll take you to all the best spots!

These are some of the spots where we can take you:
- Joshua Tree
- San Diego (Mission Gorge, Mount Woodson)
- Eastern Sierra (Lone Pine Peak, Mt Humphrey’s, Mt Emerson, Mount Sill, Bear Creek Spire, Laurel Mountain, Temple Crag, Crystal Crag, Cardinal Pinnacle, Iris Slab, Mammoth Lakes Basin, Clark Canyon)
- Red Rock





What people are saying about Ryan Hartegan



March, 2020

I climbed with Greg and he was not only knowledgeable and helpful, but also super encouraging and just generally nice! I had a wonderful experience learning and climbing!!!

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 341 Each

Group of 2

USD 227 Each

Group of 3

USD 186 Each

Group of 4

USD 165 Each

Group of 5

USD 155 Each

Group of 6

USD 145 Each

Group of 7

USD 145 Each

Group of 8

USD 145 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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

The price includes the guiding fee.



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