• Trip duration
    2 days
  • Trip level
  • Max people per guide
    3 people
  • Mountain range
  • Best period
    Oct, Nov, Dec


This is an intense lead climbing course, designed for those who have recently started to practice this fascinating sport. For two days, you are going to learn the fundamentals of this climbing technique, while practicing on the rocks of Joshua Tree National Park.

Joshua Tree is a protected area in southeastern California, at the point where the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert meet. The place owes its name to an unusual kind of tree that grows almost exclusively in deserted environments.

In the last few years, this park has become a very popular destination for climbers worldwide, coming to face their solid quartz monzonite walls. In fact, the park has more than 8 thousands climbing routes: a challenge for all kinds of climbers.

During this course you’ll learn the essential skills that make you a competent leader. Basically, it’s all about being confident in technique and knowing how to place sound anchors and a reliable protection.

You will also practice how to place and remove each one of the most popular protection devices. Finally, under a strict supervision and using top-rope protection, you will do simulated lead climbs.

For further information, here are some of the topics we are going to explore in this lead climbing course:
  • How to place the gear on the lead,
  • Reducing rope drag by using slings,
  • Suitable carabiner clip-ins and how to align them,
  • Belaying strategies and how to manage the rope in the case of multi-pitch climbs,
  • Develop route finding skills.

This course admits a maximum of three climbers. It’s also worth mentioning that to make the most of these two classes, I recommend you taking an anchoring and climbing course previously.

Please contact me if you are interested in this lead climbing course. I will be glad to be your instructor in this amazing adventure in the Californian rocks!

Price per person

1 Person325USD
Group of 2325USD
Group of 3325USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment


Meeting point

Joshua Tree National Park (California, USA).