Currently offering Crack Climbing clinics in Joshua Tree on 12/9 and 12/16. Both are Fridays. I’ll discuss and demonstrate techniques from finger locks to off-width, and set up lots of top-ropes so you can practice. Last time I ran this clinic, everyone had the opportunity to climb 10 different cracks! The best way to get better at crack climbing is lots of practice! Questions, or want to sign up? Contact me. Thanks for visiting!

Crack Climbing


Clinic #1–Friday, December 9, 2022

Clinic # 2–Friday, December 16, 2022

Where: Joshua Tree National Park

Who: This course is intended for climbers who want to improve their crack climbing technique. Open to all experience levels. Most of the routes will be in the 5.6 to 5.10 range. 

What: We’ll go over basic techniques on the ground, but the best way to get more comfortable with your jams is to practice–so we’ll have a lot of ropes up, and this will be an active day focused on climbing a lot of pitches! We’ll climb cracks ranging in size from fingers to offwidth and chimney.

Cost: $160 per person

To register: click here to be directed to the Contact page. On the form, please indicate what you are interested in (Crack Clinic, or private guiding). Booking is not automated–you’ll receive an email reply with a questionnaire and info on how to make payment. Feel free to reach out with questions!

Group size: Maximum of 8 participants

About the instructor:

Roddy McCalley is a Joshua Tree-based climbing instructor and outdoor educator. If he’s not teaching climbing in Joshua Tree, he might be climbing big walls in Yosemite or high peaks in the Sierra, or leading wilderness trips for teenagers. For videos and a full bio, click here.