Providing year-round climbing adventures in Joshua Tree National Park, Tahquitz and the High Sierra
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CALIFORNIA CLIMBING SCHOOL WILL HELP YOU REACH YOUR CLIMBING GOALS!
The number one training source for climbers in California. Sport, trad, multipitch, alpine, and big wall training.
Joshua Tree, Tahquitz Rock, and the High Sierras
Our certified guides will help you reach new heights whether you are a novice or an experienced climber. Hone your skills in Joshua Tree, and then progress to Tahquitz Rock, and the High Sierras.
ROCK CLIMBING CLASSES
California Climbing School offers a full range of classes at Joshua Tree in the fall, winter, and spring. Learn mountain wisdom from expert guides who are excited to help you become the climber you want to be.
Schedule the adventure of your lifetime with an AMGA Certified Rock Instructor or Single Pitch Instructor. Learn from an expert who has dedicated their life to climbing. 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.
Click on links for detailed class descriptions. Classes are not scheduled during the summer months. Classes will resume in September. We teach all these subjects in the summer, but only by private arrangement.
2 day trad anchor building class. First day compact anchors. Second day extended anchors $165 per day 10% off if you book both days For details and to make a reservation please use this link >> Anchor Building
1-2 days by arrangement Learn the basics of big wall climbing techniques. Learn how to aid climb, how to use mechanical rope ascenders, …. for more information, please follow this link >>Big Wall Clinic
Climb a classic High Sierra peak like Mt Whitney, Mt Russell, or Temple Crag. Our season is June through September. Use this link for more details >>High Sierra Trip
Contact us today to talk about hiring a private guide for your family. Kids are typically ready to climb at around age 6. We often offer some type of scrambling activity in addition to the roped climbing, which the kids seem to particularly enjoy. Climbing outdoors in a beautiful natural area can impact kids in profound ways.
For reservations, Email to email@example.com or call us at (760) 625-7115
We have provided our services to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, school groups, corporate teams, recovery groups, and other types of groups as well. Please let us know what your group needs are so we can make your Joshua Tree adventure just the right amount of challenge. For more details, please use this link >> Groups Or email firstname.lastname@example.org Or call us at (760) 625-7115
Joshua Tree is the perfect place for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to camp and climb and experience nature in a rugged environment. California Climbing School founders Erik and Theresa were both Sea Scouts in their youth in the San Francisco Bay. As adults they have taught climbing to many different scouting groups from around the state of California.
We have 4 different options to choose from if your scout troop is looking for a Joshua Tree climbing adventure.
Our maximum ratio for scout groups is 1 guide per 5 scouts. Minimum group size is 10. For group sizes between 5 and 9 scouts, add $10 to the rates below.
Climbing Merit Badge (8 hours). $95 per kid Min group size is 10 Includes 3 climbs, 3 belays, 3 rappels, knots, rope coiling, and 1st aid review.
Full Day of climbing (8 hours) $85 per kid Min group size is 10
3/4 Dayof climbing (6 hours) $75 per kid Min group size is 10
1/2 Dayof climbing (4 hours) $65 per kid. Min group size is 10
Erik is a current merit badge counselor with the Boy Scouts of America and has recently re-certified his Youth Protection Training.
Hike, climb, rappel, and scramble through boulders as your guide leads you on this unforgettable adventure to the heart of Joshua Tree National Park. Learn about the plants, animals, pioneers, and Native Americans from your guide as you look for signs of the elusive bighorn sheep. No climbing experience necessary, but good fitness required because of the rough nature of the terrain. Great opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography.
For more information please use this link >> Wonderland of Rocks adventure Or Email to email@example.com Or call us at (760) 625-7115
If you are pleased with your guide’s performance, it is customary to give them a tip.
“Just a quick note to tell you what a great time my son Cole and I had with our 1/2 day session with Erik. I’ve been on a lot of outdoor trips, and I’ve seen a lot of guides in action. Erik was just first rate, in every way. Patient, focused, helpful and effective in his instruction, etc. We had a terrific time, and I can’t think of how we could have had a better day of climbing.”
Rich – “Erik was just first rate in every way”.
“My daughter Dana and I had a great class last Sunday at Idyllwild with your instructor Erik. I learned a great deal in one day. I’ve now taken two classes and had three of your instructors. All have been top notch and very professional. Well done.”
Chuck C. – “All of your instructors have been top notch and very professional.”