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    Providing year-round adventures in Joshua Tree National Park, Tahquitz and the High Sierra

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Our goal is to provide outstanding climbing instruction and lead amazing adventures to a diverse array of students while raising awareness of the scenic natural areas of California.

ROCK CLIMBING CLASSES

California Climbing School offers a full range of services to climbers of all ability levels.  Our certified climbing instructors run a variety of classes year-round at Joshua Tree.

BASIC ROCK CLIMBING
ANCHOR BUILDING
LEAD CLIMBING
KIDS CLIMBING

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PRIVATE GUIDING

Whether you’re looking for one-on-one instruction or are looking to climb as a group, we can tailor to your needs and create a curriculum that meets your goals.

CUSTOMIZED ITINERARIES
GROUP CLIMBING
BOY SCOUTS & GIRL SCOUTS
FAMILY CLIMBING

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OUR LOCATIONS

We operate in 3 main areas: Joshua Tree National Park, Tahquitz and the High Sierra
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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

CLIMB YEAR ROUND AT JOSHUA TREE, THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH TO LEARN ROCK CLIMBING

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TAHQUITZ ROCK

EXPERIENCE SOME OF THE BEST MULTI-PITCH CLIMBING IN CALIFORNIA

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THE HIGH SIERRA

GO ON AN ADVENTURE AND CLIMB A CLASSIC GUIDED HIGH SIERRA PEAK

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TESTIMONIALS

What our clients had to say about their experiences with California Climbing School
  • California Climbing School exceeded my expectations and I would very highly recommend them. It was my first time climbing as an adult outdoors and I was very happy with the methods of teaching and the attention to details regarding safety. I climbed some routes that had me doubting myself at first. Eric and Mateo also talk about the plants, animals, insects, reptiles, and how you can be not only a good climber, but also a good steward of the land. That's very important with me, so that these beautiful places can be climbed and enjoyed for many generations to come. A HUGE "thank you" goes out to CCS. I look forward to more outings with them!
    JENSEN T.
  • Is there more than 5 stars? This cast of climbers are FIRST CLASS! We brought a big group of kids and parents of varying ages (4-50) with varying physical fitness capabilities and these fine, patient, professional climbing instructors got each and everyone who want to up a mountain at whatever height they were comfortable without making anyone feel less than if they didn't go to the top! We can say enough GOOD about Eric, his wife and their AMAZING team! We will be back as frequent customers!
    NICK C.
  • My brother and I spent a day with Erik in the Indian Cove area. We did a lot of amazing climbing and took many great photos. Erik was very knowledgeable about the area and took all necessary safety precautions. My greatest takeaway, however, was the information Erik passed onto us. In addition to being a well-rounded climber and overall nice guy, Erik is a talented teacher. He gave us an intro lesson into trad climbing and taught us fundamental basics that I expect to use going forward. I would recommend this climbing guide to anyone who wants to climb in the Joshua Tree area or who wants to learn advanced climbing skills. They are safe, knowledgeable, and experienced.
    CARTER L.