Moab Rock Climbing Trips
Rock climbing in the Moab area
Moab Rock Climbing Trips
Rock Climbing in the Moab area
… Desert Rock Climbing at its Best!
The geological wonderland that surrounds Moab is largely comprised of rock. Climbable rock! Specifically sandstone, a “soft” rock easily eroded by wind and water into mystifying landscapes. The texture of the sandstone is quite coarse allowing our climbing shoes to stick to the walls better than most types of rock allowing one to climb seemingly improbable slopes.
Vertical cracks also provide a way to ascend the rock with the techniques used for this style of climbing being a bit specific but are easily taught. These spectacular cracks attract climbers from around the world!
The routes we’ve chosen to guide range from one-pitch bolted sport climbs, to 400 ft tall desert spires, to 1700 ft long multi-pitch climbs on jagged sandstone peaks. Most of our climbing areas near Moab are comprised are of both crack and face climbs ranging from 50 to 100 feet high. Graded in difficulty from 5.5 to 5.12, we literally have rock climbs for every skill level.
If you want to become a better crack climber, one of the most famous crack climbing areas in the world – Indian Creek, is just an hour’s drive from Moab. Cracks of every size and difficulty fracture the area’s Wingate cliffs, providing hundreds of routes – though very few of them are graded under 5.10 in difficulty.
We encourage you to learn more about the guides whom you’ll be climbing with as you consider your options.
Rock Climbing Trips Available
Rock Climbing Trip Options
Beginner to Advanced Single-Pitch Climbing
If you’ve never climbed before, or have limited experience our Moab Cragging Trips are a fun introduction to desert rock climbing. You will learn the essentials and have ample time to ascend the walls and get a feel for the local rock. We adapt the curriculum to your needs and experience level; a variety of high-quality climbs and a relaxed atmosphere will allow you to progress at your own pace – all of this in a beautiful setting.
Beginner to Intermediate Multi-Pitch Climbing
Looking Glass Rock allows the beginner climber a chance to climb way off the ground and enjoy expansive views – no harder than 5.5 but with a good amount of exposure creating the perfect situation for a beginner to attain a summit without needing a lot of strength or previous climbing experience. The amazing San Rafael Swell is a spectacular playground of long, multi-pitched slab routes that are gently angled making them approachable to most athletic hikers wanting to ascend to the highest climbs in Southern Utah! The San Rafael Anticline is an immense feature just west of Green River and is one of the most inspiring and profound features in Southern Utah! An unforgettable day for those new to multi-pitch climbing or a grand day of easy-to-moderate climbing for the more accomplished.
Intermediate to Advanced Crack Climbing
If you are interested in climbing the most famous crack lines of the desert, then a Full Day Climbing Trip at Indian Creek is a must! The absolute best place for jamming, this is your chance to get the beta on how to use your fingers, hands, feet, (and other body parts) for upward progress. We’ll address racking and handling gear, efficient cam placement and their limitations, conserving energy, hand taping and, of course, how to jam.
The Art of Offwidth Climbing Clinic with Pamela Shanti Pack
The Indian Creek Art of Offwidth™ climbing clinic, developed by offwidth expert Pamela Shanti Pack, is a great way to get into offwidth climbing and/or improve your offwidth skills. Offwidth cracks are too narrow to fit your whole body into and too wide to use standard crack climbing techniques. In this intensive three-day clinic, we will provide you with the necessary skill set to climb challenging offwidths from Utah to Yosemite. Our clinic will give you the chance to climb dozens of desert offwidth masterpieces in the world class climbing destination of Indian Creek as you learn techniques and tricks from renowned offwidth masters who have been in the sport for decades and established hundreds of first ascents and world-renowned test-pieces.
3 Day Big Wall Climbing Clinic
Come join us to learn the dark arts of clean aid—from french-free to trusting micro gear, right here in Moab. This course will start with the basics of leading and following using efficient techniques and work towards climbing multi-pitch walls and towers right here in our backyard.