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1405, 2018

Moab Utah’s Desert Tower Rock Climbing Guide Services

By | May 14th, 2018|

Jutting out at various points across the landscape are some of Moab desert’s most unique features- the colossal sandstone towers. These enormous spires represent the ultimate climbing challenge for visiting climbers, many of who end up making return trips to conquer these incredible summits. Technical multi-pitch climbs, sheer rock faces, heady heights and an overwhelming sense of exposure are all part of the towers’ allure. Guided Tower Climbing Adventures near Moab Thanks to the experience and expertise of the AMGA-certified guides at Moab Cliffs & Canyons, you too can reach these amazing summits to take in the fantastic views from the top. Our guided desert tower climbing tours will take you to two of the most popular towers – Ancient Art and Castleton Tower for your next outdoor adventure. As climbing and canyoneering experts, we go to great lengths to give our clients a deeply rewarding and enriching tower climbing [...]

1405, 2018

Moab Utah’s Canyoneering Course Guide Services

By | May 14th, 2018|

As the premier climbing and canyoneering guide service in Moab, we at Moab Cliffs & Canyons are committed to helping people discover the wonders of our local slot canyons. Other than guided tours, we also provide canyoneering courses designed to give you the confidence and technical skills you need to safely pursue canyoneering while minimizing your impact on the fragile desert environment. Our professionally guided courses combine ‘class time’ with practical lessons in the field and are customized to fit different fitness levels. This way, you learn the theory part of canyoneering then get a chance to test your knowledge by descending one or more canyons. The instructional courses are divided into 3 levels- the Introductory Course, Intermediate Canyoneering Course and the Advanced Canyoneering Course. Level I- Introduction to Canyoneering This introductory course is meant to give you a solid understanding of canyoneering techniques and systems. The end goal is [...]

1405, 2018

Moab Utah’s Rock Climbing Guide Services

By | May 14th, 2018|

Moab, Utah has been described as the ultimate climbing trip destination and we at Moab Cliffs & Canyons definitely agree. The soft sandstone of the Moab desert is easily eroded by the elements to create rock faces, cracks and towers that present bountiful opportunities for rock climbers. Best of all, the coarse texture of sandstone provides excellent grip allowing climbers to ascend slopes of all kinds. As specialists in canyoneering and rock climbing, we are committed to providing deeply enriching guided rock climbing tours for our clients. Our trips are a fantastic experience for kids, parents, beginners and veterans alike. Rock Climbing In The Moab Area We take the safety of our clients very seriously which is why all our guides are AMGA-certified professionals with extensive training and vast personal experience in climbing. They know how to select the best quality climbs to suit your needs and experience level, ensuring [...]

1405, 2018

Moab Utah’s Canyoneering Guide Services

By | May 14th, 2018|

The Moab desert hides lots of canyons carved deep into the sandstone. Something about these beautiful, narrow earthen corridors has enticed and challenged wilderness adventurers since the late 1800s. With Moab Cliffs & Canyons, you too can explore these narrow twisting canyons and discover their secrets. Our canyoneering guided tours will take you to some narrow passages, weaving through giant dome-like rock features and riparian environments that create unexpected oases in the desert. These fascinating outdoor adventures will have you hiking, down-climbing, rappelling, scrambling over rock passages and occasionally wading or swimming through water-filled potholes. Canyoneering Adventures near Moab As Moab’s oldest climbing and canyoneering guide service, we focus on helping our clients navigate the vast, extraordinary Utah desert landscape. Our Moab canyon trips are always scenic, memorable and deeply satisfying. They are perfect for groups, individuals or families looking for a fun and exciting way to spend a few [...]

1405, 2018

Moab Utah’s Premier Outdoor Adventure Guide Services

By | May 14th, 2018|

When it comes to exploring desert landscapes, no one does it better than Moab Cliffs & Canyons. Founded in 1999, we have grown to become Moab, Utah’s premier outdoor adventure guide service, having provided guided tours to over 20,000 thrilled clients.     We offer a veritable buffet for those who love the rugged desert terrain, from exploring stunning slot canyons to hiking desert trails and ascending some of Moab’s legendary sandstone spires. Our rock climbing and canyoneering tours cater to adventure enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels- whether you’re a seasoned veteran looking to rack up more ascents, a first timer discovering the wilderness, a solo traveler seeking a challenge or a family out for some fun. We guarantee you’ll have the trip of a lifetime! Professional Guides As the most trusted and highly recommended climbing guide service in Moab, we place a high value on building long-lasting, trusting [...]

1806, 2016

Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Heidi Stanke

By | June 18th, 2016|

Rock Climbing & Canyoneering Guide Heidi grew up in Chicago, where she first discovered rock climbing in Devil’s Lake State Park in Wisconsin. It wasn’t until 2009, a decade later, that she began climbing at the Red River Gorge in eastern Kentucky. From that point on, she has committed herself to a lifestyle dedicated to the pursuit of world class rock climbing. She has lived and traveled all over the southeastern US, and has spent time in the Sierra Mountains of California. She started climbing in the Moab area in 2013 and has since fallen in love with the desert. Heidi first began working as a climbing guide in Tennessee in 2011, began guiding professionally in 2015, and joined the Moab Cliffs and Canyons team in 2016. Professional Certifications, Courses and Relevant Memberships: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor (American Mountain Guides Association) WFR, CPR (Wilderness First Responder) Pursuing [...]

2207, 2015

Moab Adventure Tour Guide – John Collis

By | July 22nd, 2015|

Rock Climbing & Canyoneering Guide A native of New Jersey, John moved west when he became a student at Colorado College. After graduating with a B.A. in geology, he took up guiding to fulfill his love of teaching and to share the joy of climbing and the desert. John loves climbing for the places it takes him—so far ten states, three provinces and four continents, though he considers the desert southwest to be his favorite place in the universe. Professional Certifications, Courses and Relevant Memberships: Completed AMGA Rock Guide Course (American Mountain Guides Association) AMGA Single Pitch Instructor (American Mountain Guides Association) AIARE Level 2 (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) WFR, CPR (Wilderness First Responder)

1805, 2015

Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Dustin Eells

By | May 18th, 2015|

Rock Climbing and Canyoneering Guide Originally from Syracuse, New York, Dustin didn’t discover climbing until his college years. He immediately transferred from being a Physical Education Major to an outdoor program in New York’s Adirondack Range to pursue an outdoor lifestyle. After taking courses in rock climbing, paddling, and skiing, including a semester with the International Wilderness Leadership School, he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Expeditionary Studies.These years would take him on climbing trips all over the United States and Mexico. Afterwards, he worked in Alaska as a rock climbing and mountaineering guide before moving to Alta, Utah to ski the winter season.  Shortly after moving to Utah, he visited Moab and fell in love with its endless climbing options. Dustin joined the Cliffs and Canyons team in 2014, allowing him to share his passion for the outdoors and help others experience its wonders. Professional Certifications, [...]

1805, 2015

Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Joe Stern

By | May 18th, 2015|

Rock Climbing & Canyoneering Guide Joe grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and learned to climb on weekend excursions to the Red River Gorge during high school. Joe visited Moab on his first ever climbing road trip in 2002, and his passion for exploring and climbing in the desert has only grown since then. Joe has guided climbing, canyoneering, mountaineering, and backpacking trips for over 12 years in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming. He worked as a field instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) for three spring-through-fall seasons, climbing and living out of his van between courses and spending winters in Jackson, Wyoming. Joe has a PhD in Earth Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. From pointing out micro-faults and calcite veins to discussing petrified sand dunes and the breakup of Pangaea, his background in geology [...]

1805, 2015

Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Chris Hills

By | May 18th, 2015|

Rock Climbing & Canyoneering Guide Chris began climbing and skiing in the mountains of Idaho, near his childhood home. Since leaving Idaho, Chris has traveled from California to Colorado in pursuit of exceptional rock climbing, and is now planning his first international expedition to the Cordillera Blanca range in Peru. He has spent most of his time in the front range of the rugged Rocky Mountains in Colorado, exploring areas like Rocky Mountain National Park and Eldorado Canyon. From one type of sandstone to another, Chris is now thrilled to call Indian Creek his home crag. Chris is not only an accomplished climber but very passionate about education. He originally attended a traditional university in pursuit of an education degree with an emphasis on biology until leaving school in 2009 to pursue a career in climbing and guiding. Chris joined Moab Cliffs and Canyons team in 2014, [...]