Highly-qualified guides teach students the basic climbing protocols, including how to use climbing equipment properly and safely
About This Deal
- Outdoor climbing
- What's included: equipment, belays, anchors, knots, rappelling, and lowering
- Location of climb: Joshua Tree National Park
- Age restrictions: must be 15 or older; younger than 18 must be accompanied by guardian
- Subject to availability
- Appropriate for skill levels: beginners with little or no experience or gym climbers
About Mountain Madness
Though founded by a seasoned international climber, Mountain Madness is dedicated to getting amateurs out on the peaks. A squad of guides, adept at both climbing and teaching, lead excursions that include climbs and wilderness treks, all while imparting practical mountaineering skills. This holds true on their specialty North American alpine summit climbs that accommodate the varying paces of beginner and more experienced climbers. At areas such as Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan, groups navigate forests, active glaciers, rugged rock formations, and intersections with broken traffic lights as they advance to the top—either in one day or over a longer camping trip.
Adventure also permeates the rock-climbing courses, and an array of lead-rope-climbing excursions. Both set out to conquer single- and multi-pitch climbs over granite and other rock on routes in Washington Pass, Leavenworth, and beyond. Though the aforementioned trips are available year-round, avalanche-preparedness training and backcountry skiing excursions present different ways to delve into the winter wilderness.