Gym to Crag

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Transitioning from the gym to outside climbing can be challenging.  Our certified guides will “show you the ropes” so you can climb outside safely and with confidence.  Beef up your movement skills, belay skills, rappel skills, and learn essential knots.

8 hours

October 2, 10, 16, 24, 30  November 13, 20, 28  December 4, 11, 19, 26, 29,  January 1, 3


per student

Includes free rental of shoes, harness and helmet


The perfect class for gym climbers who want to learn how to climb outside.  Learn outdoor climbing techniques such as smearing, laybacking, stemming, and jamming.

Adapt your belaying to the different hazards outdoor belayers deal with.  Hazards like rockfall, getting pulled across a gully and slammed into the wall by a heavier climber, and running out of rope when you lower the climber off a tall climb!

Get live coaching on your movement technique by a certified guide who understands the subtleties of outdoor climbing at Joshua Tree.

Learn how to rappel under the supervision of a certified guide.  Learn how to coil a rope at the end of the day and how to flake it at the beginning.

Relax, knowing your guide will keep you safe, having fun, and helping you progress to a self-sufficient outdoor climber!

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