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Moab Utah Adventure Tours Rockaneering Adventure Tour – Full Day Trip – 300 BC Adventure Tour

 3/4 Day Climbing Trip – Terma

High above the Colorado River a long desert climb runs the full height of the Wingate Sandstone to the top of the surrounding landmass. From this spectacular vantage point one can see a section of the Big Bend area of the River Road as the river does a massive S-curve on its way towards Moab and beyond.. 

The featured wall is primarily face-climbing with edges and ledges protected by bolts. As an ideal route for the aspiring multi-pitch climbing, Terma provides a great launchpad to understanding the specific techniques employed for climbing some of the other classic long routes on our area’s sandstone spires. Ascending the steep-but-not-vertical buttress is very straight-forward after a steep hike to the climbs’ base

*If you are looking to extend your day, then ask about climbing “The Spear of Destiny” after Terma! It is a striking single pitch tower that is a full-on chimney climb! Rated 5.9-5.10, height depending, it is an excellent way to round out your climbing day!*

 Trip Overview

  • Duration:  6-7 hours
  • Drive from Moab:  25 minutes
  • Season:  all year, weather depending
  • Max. guide to client ratio:  1:2
  • Technical:  up to 5.9 climbing, 3 pitches, long rappels, uphill approach

What you can expect to learn

  • The fundamentals of multi-pitch climbing
  • Equipment use and care
  • Slab and face climbing techniques – lots of foot-work
  • Efficient movement
  • Knots and rope management
  • Basic belay and rappelling techniques

Skill & Fitness Level

  • Beginner or above experience 
  • Intermediate athletic skill level
  • Must be able to hike 1-mile over uneven, natural terrain
  • Must be able to climb up to 700ft
  • Minimum age:  12 years

What to Bring

  • 3 liters of water per person
  • Extra clothes may also be necessary depending on the weather/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

We provide

  • Snacks
  • All of the high quality technical gear you will need for climbing*
  • Transportation from our office to the climbing area and back to our office
    *If you do have and would prefer to use your own climbing harness, shoes, and/or chalk bag, please do so. Otherwise, we provide these items for you.

What you should wear

  • For the approach, shoes with a soft, flexible sole, such as running shoes or lightweight hiking shoes
  • No open-toed sandals, please
  • Clothes that are light-weight and loose fitting to allow you flexibility and freedom of movement
  • Clothes that are suitable for the season

Departure Times

All trips depart from our office at 253 North Main, Moab UT. See location on Google map
Departure times change with the seasons:

03/01 – 05/31          7:00am
06/01 – 09/15          6:00am
09/16 – 10/31          7:00am
11/1 – 11/31            8:00am

Please be at our office at least 15 minutes before departure for equipment sizing and check-in.