International Mountain Guides Climbing and Mountaineering Expeditions

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Seminars

California

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Seminars with International Mountain Guides

IMG Joshua Tree Itinerary

Day Itinerary
Day 1

The group should plan to meet by 8:00 a.m. on the starting date at the Sheep Pass campground. Most members will want to arrive the night before, and camp at the group campsite.

  • Review/Introduce Climbing Basics: knots and belaying
  • Introduction to movement on rock with a focus on footwork
  • Taping methods
  • Crack climbing technique
  • Get some mileage in!

Suggested Areas: Atlantis Wall, Trashcan Rock (Quail Springs), Thin Wall, Short Wall

Day 2
  • Introduce more advanced movement and crack climbing techniques
  • Placement and removal of traditional gear
  • Anchor equalization

Suggested Areas: Atlantis Wall, Thin Wall, Short Wall, Echo Cove

Day 3
  • Climbing continues
  • Multi-pitch training
  • Belay escapes and basic rock rescue or mock leading

Suggested Areas: Atlantis Wall, Thin Wall, Short Wall, Echo Cove, Intersection Rock

Day 4
  • Multi-pitch climbing for first half of group
  • Continue progression of more difficult climbs for second half of group*

Suggested Areas: Intersection Rock, Lost Horse Wall, Echo Cove*, Short Wall*, Dairy Queen Wall*, Hemmingway Buttress*

Day 5
  • Multi-pitch climbing for second half of group
  • Continue progression of more difficult climbs for first half of group*

Suggested Areas: Intersection Rock, Lost Horse Wall, Echo Cove*, Short Wall*, Dairy Queen Wall*, Hemmingway Buttress*

*  This itinerary is a general guideline only. The actual course content will be determined by the guides and based on team preference, the skill level of individual participants and their learning rates. As always, the seminar focus will be on lots of climbing in a safe and supportive environment. There will be fun and challenges for all levels of climbers. Participants will be encouraged to advance at their own speed and within their personal comfort level.

George is great at assessing the abilities of his team members and pushing them without putting anyone at risk. I climb with George because he's been at it so long, and he knows what it takes not just to get to the top, but more crucially, to get the whole team down safely. I trust him implicitly...
~Bob G.
 
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