What You'll Get
Contrary to what one might assume, rock climbing is not the opposite of rock tumbling, though it is still inadvisable to enjoy both activities concurrently. Learn to tumble upward with today's Groupon: for $140, you get a four-hour private guided rock-climbing tour for two from Joshua Tree Guides (a $310 value).
Joshua Tree Guides, staffed exclusively with passionate guides trained or certified by the Professional Climbing Guides Institute, conveys its intimate knowledge of rock climbing and Joshua Tree National Park through personal guided tours. During the four-hour climbing tour, engaging guides lead climbers to myriad vertical opportunities in Joshua Tree National Park and ensure each rock scaler enjoys himself or herself while remaining sturdy and safe. Each tour is customized to the climber's comfort level, 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. Top-roping and single-pitch routes abound alongside rock wrens, immense boulders, and helpful inversions of gravity. For more advanced climbers, guides can integrate multipitch climbs as well.
Though chalk bags are not provided, each tour includes the necessary harness, shoes, helmet, belay device, and amenable spirit animals for each climber. Climbers who want to upgrade to a full or 3/4–day tour may apply the purchase price of the Groupon toward these options and receive a 20% discount.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 17, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Online reservation required. 48hr cancellation or fee up to Groupon price may apply at appointment. Subject to weather. Credit card required at booking. Must sign waiver. Park entrance fee not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.