Full Day Intermediate Rockaneering Trip – 300 B.C.

Requiring more stamina than our 1/2 Day Trips, our “intermediate” Rockaneering Trips are still suitable for all skill levels who are used to activity and will enjoy the exertion of scrambling, stemming, climbing, and hiking as well as the rope work of canyoneering.

A few short miles from Moab is a series of VERY LARGE rock features that create our latest, favorite vertical playground. With short, technical climbs, we quickly ascend increasingly higher rock shelves.

Once on top, we scale ramps, walk across narrow fins, and climb modest spires. Occasional rappels drop us to short slot canyons and water polished grooves before we ascend again to the top of another bizarre feature and our next challenge.

Careful route-finding unlocks access to the fun and mysteries of the rocks and rim-top views are amazing!  Many sections we travel through are exciting with short stretches of exposed climbing, but the highest and most exposed challenges are optional, allowing you to tackle them only if you feel prepared.

Trip Overview

  • Duration:  5 – 6 hours
  • Drive from Moab:  20 minutes
  • Max guide-to-client ratio:  1:3
  • Season:  Spring / Fall or Cool Summer days
  • Mileage:  2 – 3 miles
  • Hiking:  Some steep and short approach hikes over loose terrain
  • Technical:  Crack and face climbing up to 5.8, short-roping, rappelling
  • Cumulative elevation gain:  600 – 800 feet, or much higher depending on the group’s enthusiasm and aptitude.
What you will learn
  • Multi-pitched style climbing techniques
  • Anchoring, knots and rope management
  • Belaying the lead climber
  • Following and cleaning gear
  • Short-roping
  • Rappelling and descending
  • 4th- and 5th-class climbing and scrambling

Skill & Fitness Level

  • No canyoneering or climbing experience required
  • Beginner-intermediate athletic skill level
  • Must be able to hike 2-3 miles over natural terrain with steep grades
  • Must be able to scramble, stem, and climb up, down, or over canyon obstacles with a rope assist
  • Minimum age:  10 years
  • Children must be mature enough to use reason and logic to mitigate their instinctual fear of backing over a cliff edge and also weigh enough (around 50lbs.) to counter the mass of the rope they’ll need to push through their rappel device.

What to Bring

We provide
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Drinking water
  • All of the technical gear you will need for climbing and canyoneering
  • Rental canyoneering or approach shoes with extra-sticky rubber for gripping the rock
    See Details & Pricing
  • Transportation from our office to the route and back to our office
What you should Wear
  • Shoes with a soft, flexible sole, such as running shoes or lightweight hiking shoes that you are comfortable possibly getting wet or dirty.
  • No open-toed sandals, please.
  • Clothes that are light-weight and loose fitting so to allow you flexibility and freedom of movement.
  • Clothes that are suitable for the season.
Other items we recommend that you bring
  • Extra clothes may be necessary depending on the temperature that day
  • Sun screen
  • Lip balm
  • Brimmed hat
  • Light long-sleeve shirt (for sun protection)
  • Sun glasses
  • Light rain gear
  • Camera
  • Extra snacks if you get really hungry, are a growing teenager, or have dietary restrictions or allergies

Departure Times

All trips depart from our office at 253 North Main, Moab UT. See location on Google map

8:00am

Please be at our office at least 15 minutes before departure for check-in.
Early reservations are recommended!

Pricing

$385 / person for 3 (2 Guides)
$325 / person for 2 (1 Guide)
$500 / person for 1 (1 Guide)

Private or Chartered Guide
$45 / person added to your cost ensures that no one else will join your party, providing your group with more time for discussion and one-on-one instruction from our professional guides who specialize in the safest climbing/canyoneering techniques as well as the local natural history, geology, flora, and fauna.

Group discount of 10% available for eight or more

Cancellation Policy

Because a reservation guarantees space on a trip, we sometimes have to turn others away for those same dates. Thus, cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the trip dates in order to receive a full refund of the reservation deposit. Any cancellations made after the two-week cut off and up to 48 hours before the trip will forfeit the $20 per person deposit. To cover our costs, we must charge the full trip amount for any cancellations made less-than 48 hours before the trip.

We will refund your entire trip amount if we must make a cancellation due to adverse weather. Please be aware that weather cancellations are made only by our guides, based on how climbing and canyoneering conditions are affected.