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Salt Lake Full-Day Introductory Rock Climbing Clinic

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Join a guide from Utah Mountain Adventures on this introductory rock climbing clinic in Salt Lake, Utah and experience the rush of this exhilarating sport!



1 Day

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug




Salt Lake county is a great place for rock climbing. This exciting sport is a fun way to spend time outdoors and explore beautiful natural environments. On this full day introductory rock climbing clinic, we will show you all the necessary techniques to get you started on this fun and exhilarating activity!

The focus of our course, for which you need no prior experience, will be on safety. In order to ensure safe climbing, we will learn how to use climbing equipment, how to make sturdy knots, and techniques such as belaying, rappelling and anchoring. We will also cover topics including how to move on the rocks, how the rating system works and recognition of potential safety hazards.

Our course will begin early in the morning at 8 am. We will start with a review of harness, knots and communication. Once we cover the basics, we will start with rock routes that present a moderate difficulty and go building up from there. As we incorporate more techniques such as  edging and smearing, stemming, jamming hands and feet, crimping, and lie-backing, we will also try different pitches and increase the level of difficulty. Consequently, we will be building up on both technique and confidence.

We will also work on specific rope management and rope skills. These will range from something as seemingly simple as coiling a rope, to clipping and unclipping bolts, removing nuts and camming devices, and equalizing and cleaning top-rope anchors. Finally, we will wrap up at around 4pm with a whole new set of skills that will allow us to then take our climbing to the next level. A good option for this would be to try the more advanced multi-pitch climbing course which we also offer. Once you start rock climbing you will want more!

Are you ready to try a new experience in the beautiful Salt Lake region? Then book your place now and join me on this full day introductory rock climbing clinic!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Price per person to join a group of 3 clients minimum.

The price does not include taxes.

If you do not own the necessary mountaineering equipment, we can offer that equipment for rent.


Meeting point

8AM- Big Cottonwood Park and Ride Lot

About the guide

Based in the Wasatch Range near Salt Lake and Park City since 1993, Utah Mountain Adventures (UMA) is the premier full-spectrum, year-round guide service in Utah.

Programs include backcountry skiing, split-snowboarding, rock climbing, ice climbing, avalanche instruction, summer and winter mountaineering, trekking (hiking and snowshoeing) and canyoneering skills.

Led by Julie Faure and Tyson Bradley, UMA (formerly Exum Utah Mountain Adventures) operates under a permit issued by the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.





What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!

Niklas Warren


Sept 6, 2022

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.



Aug 23, 2022

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Lesley Weber


July 16th, 2022

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

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July 20, 2022

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Yvonne Morrison


May 8, 2022

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!

Mark Stone


April 14, 2022

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James Dempster


March 9, 2022

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Leonardo Rodriguez


March 4, 2022

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Daniel Martinez


Feb 2, 2022

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