Go Climbing Joshua Tree

High desert climbing at our southern sister Joshua Tree National Park.

Joshua Tree

Chockstone Climbing Guides

Offers private guided day and multi-day trips seasonally at Joshua Tree National Park
Mid - October and November 2023

Private Guiding to Meet Your Goals

Private Guiding to Meet Your Goals

We will tailor your day to your climbing experience and goals. The granite boulders and domes make Joshua Tree a huge playground for climbers of all ages and abilities. Joshua Tree has been a timeless favorite climbing area for climbers with over 6,000 routes for climbers of all abilities. Whether you want to just experience the climbing of Joshua Tree, try trad climbing or learn some new skills to further your climbing abilities, we want to climb with you.

Maximize your Joshua Tree Climbing

Maximize your Joshua Tree Climbing

Hire a Chockstone Climbing Guide to maximize your climbing day or days. We encourage multi-day trips to get to more than one area of the park. The camping in Joshua Tree is great. We are happy to help with pointers with the camping; making reservations and what to bring. If camping is not your thing, that’s okay, there are great airbnb’s in the area. We offer a multi-day discount.

Gym to Crag

Gym to Crag

Are you ready to take your indoor climbing skills outside? Hiring a guide can help you feel confident that you are climbing with the best practices. Joshua Tree is a great place to start Trad climbing. Are you ready to learn to place and clean gear? We want to pass on the skills so that you can confidently take your climbing outside on your own.


Ready to climbing

Trip Details

If you still have questions about your climbing day at Joshua Tree National Park, Smith Rock State Park or any of our climbing programs please do not hesitate to contact us

Full Day

1 person $350 a day
2 people $200 per person
3 person $145 a day
4 people $115 per person
5+ people $90 per person
The full day does not have set hours. The day is yours. Most people climb 6 to 8 hours. The full day allows for more time to climb and move to different parts of Smith Rock State Park. Some climbing goals will require a full day.


1 person $320 a day
2 people $180 per person
3 person $130 a day
4 people $100 per person
5+ people $85 per person
The half-day is designed for those with a limited time commitment, families and younger children. Half days run 4 hrs and we climb at one of the more easily accessible areas in the park to best maximize time on the rock. The curriculum may include basic knots, belaying, movement technique and lots of time on the rock!
Climbing gear

All necessary climbing gear is included. We will provide climbing shoes, harness and helmet at no additional charge. Let us know your gear needs upon reservation. You are welcome to bring your personal climbing gear if you prefer.

Physical ability

We welcome all experience levels. No previous climbing experience or special training is required to enjoy a fun, rock climbing experience. Rock climbing is more balance, footwork, leg strength and less emphasis on upper body strength. If it is your first time rock climbing, you need only a general level of fitness similar for any outdoor activity:

  • Comfortable, confident hiking on trails and uneven terrain
  • Comfortable in high desert climate outside for 4-8 hrs
  • We will choose appropriate climbs to suit your needs and ability.
Start times

We do not have set start times. With the half day you choose your 4 hour window. For the full day you decide on a start time with a full day of climbing in mind. Our days start as early as 7:00 am and we can climb until sunset.

Meet up location

You will meet your guide at Smith Rock State Park. You will receive a tour confirmation email and guide check in call the evening prior to confirm the exact meeting location details.

Guide Contact

Your guide will contact you by cell phone the evening prior to your climbing date to go over details; confirm meet up location and time, review your climbing goals, get gear needs or any information specific to your trip.

What to bring
  • Bring water (2 liters minimum each person for hot summer days). Water bottles can be filled at the parking area of Smith Rock State Park.
  • A hearty sack lunch and packable snacks.
    Sunscreen, sunglasses and perhaps a sun hat.
  • A backpack; large enough to include, water, lunch, snacks, as well as personal climbing gear (shoes, harness, helmet). If you do not have a suitable backpack, we can provide one. Let your guide know ahead of time.
  • Extra clothing in case of colder weather. (see below for details).
  • Dress for the season and forecasted weather. Wear clothing appropriate for being active outdoors.
  • Shorts, tights, loose fitting pants, or sweatpants are appropriate.
    Top: T-shirt, sport top. Extra long sleeve layers even in the summer, the shade in the mornings can be cool.
  • Rugged outdoor footwear is recommended such as hiking shoes or tennis shoes. Open toed shoes and sandals are not advised.
Smith Rock State Park Entrance Fee

Smith Rock State Park Entrance Fee a $5.00 parking pass is required and can be bought at one of the credit card self pay kiosks. The kiosk accepts cash and credit cards. An annual Oregon State Park pass works as well.

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Our AMGA Accreditation helps assure our clients receive the highest professional standards in our industry.
Our AMGA Accreditation helps assure our clients receive the highest professional standards in our industry.