Discover for yourself why people from around the world come to experience rock climbing and canyoneering in Moab, Utah. These trips combine adventure and natural history to create a terrific mix of learning and excitement! Professional instructors introduce or review the fundamentals based on your experience, then adapt the climbing or canyoneering to your pace and skills. Moab rock climbing and canyoneering are one-of-a-kind adventures you don't want to miss!
What is the difference between rock climbing and canyoneering? Rock climbers use the textures, bumps, and cracks in the rock walls (and even special shoes) to go up a rock wall. Once they reach the top, they descend with the rope and harness back to the horizontal ground. Canyoneers slide or rappel down into canyons and grottoes where only a rope can give them access. Often there are multiple descents through a given canyon.
Perhaps the best place on the planet to be introduced to canyoneering, you'll rappel 90' feet down into a narrow chasm and then 120' down a massive stone arch. Finish the adventure with a hike out along a trickling stream bed in grogeous Grandstaff Canyon.
Beginning climbers delight in equal parts climbing, instruction and fun. If you've only been climbing in a gym, you will be amazed at how different the experience is on a natural stone face. The spectacular setting and surroundings, combined with the positive cheerful crowd makes this an excellent family adventure.
A private rock climbing adventure ensures your family or group gets more individual attention and instruction. Private lessons provide the luxury of more time and less pressure to climb quickly. Try a few new routes, hand-holds, and techniques, as guided by your expert guide on the other end of the belay.
That's right, Utah's slot canyons are the birthplace of the modern sport of canyoneering. What is canyoneering? See if this helps: Mountaineers climb up, Canyoneers climb down, and Pioneers trek Westward...to Utah where they can descend ropes into the myriad slot canyons that drain Utah's world famous Colorado Plateau. The pioneers of the sport all claim first descents in Utah, sooo... yeah, it's pretty much legit. You know, the word "canyon" comes from the Spanish Conquistadors, trying to describe what they saw in the desert as "narrow valleys between cliffs". There was no word for these unique features of the southwest, so they used the Spanish word for "pipe", or "long tube".
What to take, where to eat, where to stay, what to do, and a few little secrets on the side. Not unlike your own personal Jiminy Cricket, (minus the worries of the little guy getting smooshed) the Moab Insiders Guide will provide you with all the essentials for a perfect Moab experience.