Rock Climbing Guides and Classes at Joshua Tree Since 1983
40 Years of Teaching Experience
Rock Climbing Instruction at Joshua Tree
Since 1983, Vertical Adventures ROCK CLIMBING SCHOOL has been Joshua Tree’s rock climbing school leader, setting the standard of professionalism for rock climbing classes with our low student-to-instructor ratios, state-of-the-art course curriculums, excellent safety record, and exceptional rock climbing guides.
Vertical Adventures ROCK CLIMBING SCHOOL was honored to be ranked as the #1 rock climbing school in America by Outside Magazine in their list of America’s top adventure schools.
If you’re new to climbing or have climbed at the gym and want to transition to outdoor climbing, Toproping: Rock Climbing for the Outdoor Beginner includes everything to get you started, including knots, belaying, climbing signals, climbing technique, and more.
Comprehensive in scope, How to Rock Climb is a great reference book with all the fundamentals, knots, systems, and techniques for rock climbing. Includes chapters on face climbing, crack climbing, anchoring, belaying, toproping, leading, and multi-pitch climbing.
Another comprehensive book with chapters on both sport and trad climbing, anchors, belaying, multi-pitch, and risk management.
A must-have book for serious climbers, with detailed chapters on face climbing, crack climbing (written by renowned crack climber Peter Croft), anchor systems, multi-pitch, aid climbing, self-rescue techniques, and more.
A comprehensive book detailing gear placement, anchor systems and rigging, toprope anchors, and belay anchors for single and multi-pitch climbing.
A companion book to Climbing Anchors and a handy reference book to take into the field, with key acronyms and safety checklists for assessing nuts, cams, and anchor systems.
Everything you’ll want to know about rappelling, including rappel anchors, methods, and techniques.
A guide to over 250 of Joshua Tree’s very best routes. Includes detailed maps of all the main climbing areas. A great book to get you oriented to Joshua Tree’s vast landscape of rock formations.