The road less traveled is often the more fulfilling one, especially when it bypasses Robert Frost's tiger pits. Diverge from a rote route with today's Groupon: for $145, you get a four-hour guided rock-climbing trip for two from Joshua Tree Guides (a $290 value). Customers must provide their own transportation, refreshments, beverages, park entrance fees, and lodging. This Groupon does not include gratuity.
Certified and trained by the Professional Climbing Guides Institute, the face-surmounting instructors of Joshua Tree Guides lead aspiring mountaineers of all skill levels in scaling the rocky terrain of California. Beginning, intermediate, or advanced climbers can embark on a half-day private climbing trip, during which an expert guide will lead pairs through the cracks and crags of Joshua Tree National Park. Depending on skill level, climbers use top-roping, single-pitch, or multipitch methods, clambering across rocky edifices under the watchful eye of their instructor and the envious glare of bumbling mountain gnomes. With personalized attention, cliff scalers can move at their own pace to learn a new sport or to brush up on skills for future climbs or when sidling up their houses in pursuit of a stray hacky sack. Joshua Tree Guides provides all equipment for the trip, including shoes, harnesses, helmets, and belay devices; however, chalk bags and suction-cup gloves must be brought separately.
Joshua Tree Guides
Joshua Tree Guides is exclusively staffed with passionate guides—each trained by the Professional Climbing Guides Institute—who convey their intimate knowledge of rock climbing in guided tours and classes for adventurers, families, and beginners. During private climbing tours, engaging guides lead climbers to one of an endless number of vertical opportunities and ensure that each rock scaler feels the thrill of conquering the terrain while remaining sturdy and safe. Each tour is customized to the climbers’ comfort levels, making the experience an excellent introduction to outdoor climbing or a chance for familiar climbers to pinch the cheeks of adorable rock faces they've never encountered. Whether climbing locally or during a custom trip with Joshua Tree, climbers put any number of territory-conquering techniques to use, such as slab climbing, top roping, and climbing in a single-pitch environment. Joshua Tree has also trained U.S. Special Forces teams in modern climbing techniques and works with a variety of national corporations, including Google and Red Bull.
1021 Highland Dr.
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