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Vertical Adventures

Joshua Tree National Park, CA, USA
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About Vertical Adventures
Vertical Adventures Rock Climbing School offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced rock climbing classes, 1/2 day and full day guided climbing tours, private rock climbing tours, and guided climbs year-round at Joshua Tree National Park, CA. We also offer rappelling tours of Joshua Tree's most spectacular rock formations. We specialize in family groups and offer group discounts.
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Tammy S wrote a review 12 Apr
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My daughter and I had the most amazing, memorable day together with Chris at Vertical Adventures. I was nervous because I didn't have climbing experience, and I wasn't sure if it was something just for twenty year olds. Chris was so professional and knowledgable. He was able to challenge both of us at the right level. I felt confident in the safety. We learned valuable skills, information about the park, and had such a fantastic day. It was the most refreshing, challenging, exhilarating experience. Chris was so fun, and it was one of the best ways to connect with your own skills, nature, and those you care about. Chris can easily install in you a love for the sport. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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clc199 wrote a review 1 Apr
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Chris was a great guide. He was helpful, encouraging, and made us feel safe. We had a terrific experience!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Ed S wrote a review Jan 2021
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Vertical Adventures is the best guide service we have used to date. We climbed with Jarad and his experience and professionalism were above and beyond. I recommend their service to people of all skill and experience levels if you want to get the most of of climbing in Joshua Tree.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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daniel_j_dubs wrote a review Dec 2020
Los Angeles, California3 contributions3 helpful votes
While Joshua Tree is an amazingly awesome place on its own, having the opportunity to climb some of its majesty with a knowledgeable and highly skilled guide makes it even better. I have climbed 4 times with Vertical Adventures run by Bob Gaines (apparently one of the top writers of climbing guides for Joshua Tree), and none of them have disappointed. The past two times, we have been paired up with Chris, who was patient, helpful and really great with both kids and adults. My kids loved climbing with Chris, and he guided us through the Chasm of Doom adventure (which could have been the highlight for my kids). I can't recommend Chris (as a guide) and Vertical Adventures (the first and oldest licensed/insured climbing outfit in Joshua Tree) enough. Well worth it.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Megan M wrote a review Feb 2020
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I had a great experience climbing with and learning from Chris last week. Chris was so personable, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. He was adept at making me feel confident in skills I had and helping me gain skills that I wanted to develop. Chris was also great at assessing where I was at and making suggestions for what would be most helpful. I left not only with tips and tricks for gear, but with a renewed confidence that I needed to progress in my climbing. I feel ready to move forward now instead of stifled by fears and insecurities that were plaguing me.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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