Requiring more stamina than our 1/2 Day Trips, our “intermediate” 300 BC Rockaneering Trip is for those with prior climbing or canyoneering experience. The exertion of scrambling, stemming, climbing, and hiking as well as the rope work of canyoneering -often near drops- create an engaging trip for those looking for a more challenging day working at heights.
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.
**Because of the unique terrain and the opportunities it presents, 300BC Rockaneering is a Private Trip at no extra cost!**
- Duration: 6 hours
- Drive from Moab: 20 minutes
- Max guide-to-client ratio: 1:2
- 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
- Rappelling and descending
- 4th- and 5th-class climbing and scrambling
Skill & Fitness Level
- Prior climbing and/or canyoneering experience recommended
- Intermediate to advanced 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: 12 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
- 3 liters of water per person
- 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
- Extra snacks if you get really hungry, are a growing teenager, or have dietary restrictions or allergies
- Sandwich and snacks
- All of the technical gear you will need for the trip
- 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.
Departure Time – 7:00am or 8:00am, season depending
All trips depart from our office at 253 North Main, Moab UT. See location on Google map
Please be at our office at least 15 minutes before departure for check-in.
Early reservations are recommended!