Climbing Destinations

Moab, Utah

With red rock walls and towers standing hundreds of feet high, it’s no wonder that Moab is a world-renowned climbing destination. On course, vibrant canyon walls are a geological playground for climbing and teamwork. Students get to experience the beauty of Utah's canyon country canyons up close and from high above the trees. Students will learn about responsible desert exploration, traditional (trad) climbing, crack techniques, and so much more.

Vedauwoo, WY

In Wyoming’s Medicine Bow National Forest, the granite jewels of Vedauwoo (pronounced “vee-dah-voo”) beckon rock climbers from across the nation. This surreal land features phenomenal formations of rock nestled into aspen and pine forests. Herein lays the perfect mix of wilderness and classroom as well as an expansive spectrum of beginner to advanced climbing. The climbing routes vary in length from 50’ to 200’ and provide excellent opportunities for both single- and multi-pitch climbing.

Turtle Rock

Nestled in the Arkansas Valley, Turtle Rock provides the perfect venue for learning the basics of rock climbing. With sweeping vistas of the Collegiate Range to the west, students will climb and rappel on weathered granite domes while camping among the pinon pines and sage brush, in this high alpine desert environment. The Turtle Rock Campground provides a great introduction to camping, while still allowing for some frontcountry amenities like pit toilets and potable water. 

Monitor Rock, Colorado

Positioned along Independence Pass in between the towns of Aspen and Twin Lakes, the Monitor Rock climbing area is a little-known climbing gem in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. The polished granite rock wall towers over the pine forest and offers a variety of climbing styles. Climbers get sweeping views of the Sawatch Range, with groves of aspen trees peppering the landscape. There is an abundance of climbing fun and epic scenery to be enjoyed at Monitor Rock.

Cochise Stronghold, AZ

Named for Cochise, the famous Apache Indian leader who took refuge in the canyon, the Cochise Stronghold still offers the same sense of rugged seclusion as it did centuries ago. Surrounded by steep canyon walls and granite domes, the terrain is maze-like, offering endless opportunities to climb and explore. Routes range from moderate top rope and traditional climbs to more technical crack climbs. 

Joshua Tree, CA

A surreal, magical landscape with Dr. Seuss like plants and many animal species which combine to create an alien-like landscape. The bizarre and jumbled rock formations have created one of the most popular and diverse climbing sites in the U.S., drawing both traditional and sport climbers. Set in the Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree is made up of extensive 50' to 300' granite outcroppings. These provide over 5,000 different routes of all types and for all abilities. 

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