Destinations & Rates

Top-roping in Echo Cove
Top-roping in Echo Cove

Half Day of Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park

We’ll climb for about four hours. Morning, afternoon… start time is up to you. Not sure whether to book a half or full day? Feel free to book a morning half day, and we can switch it to a full day if it’s lunch time and you’re stoked to keep going.

1 person: $250
2 people: $300
3 people: $360
4 people: $400

Full Day of Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park

We’ll climb for at least 8 hours, longer if the weather is nice. A full day will give us time to check out multiple locations and try out different styles of climbing. Multi-pitch routes are a great option if you’re up for the adventure.

1 person: $360
2 people: $425
3 people: $510
4 people: $560

Groups of more than 4 people will generally require an additional guide. Rates for such groups will vary depending on number of people and climbing goals. Contact me and we’ll make a plan!

Multi-pitch climbing in Indian Cove
Multi-pitch climbing in Indian Cove
A practice rappel, with top-belay
A practice rappel, with top-belay

Hiking in Joshua Tree

Not sure about technical rock climbing, but want a local guide to show you around? Let me take you to some of my favorite places and share my knowledge of birds, plants, and area history! For adventures that don’t require climbing gear, my rates are lower and I can safely manage larger groups.

Half day
1-3 people: $240
4-8 people: $300

Full day
1-3 people: $360
4-8 people: $400

Exploring a trail-less canyon on the slopes of Queen Mountain
Exploring a trail-less canyon on the slopes of Queen Mountain

Climbing at Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks, Idyllwild, CA

Just an hour from Los Angeles, the town of Idyllwild is home to some of the best climbing in California. At 7,000 feet elevation, it’s best during the shoulder seasons of April-May and September-October.

Tahquitz Rock
Tahquitz Rock
Multi-pitch climbing at Tahquitz
Multi-pitch climbing at Tahquitz

I work in Idyllwild by arrangement with local permit-holder Vertical Adventures. A full day of climbing is $395 for one person, $450 for two. Contact me first to discuss dates and climbing goals, and then I’ll put you in touch with Vertical Adventures to book the trip. Tahquitz is a perfect next step for climbers who have done some multi-pitch routes in Joshua Tree and want to try longer routes at higher elevation.

Sierra Nevada Climbing and Backpacking

Bear Creek Spire, the Palisades, Temple Crag, Pine Creek Canyon… the eastern Sierra is rightly known as a climber’s paradise. It’s also one of the nicest places in the world to go hiking and backpacking. High Sierra trips usually involve multiple days of guided hiking and climbing, and every itinerary is unique. Contact me and let’s plan an adventure!

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