About Cliffhanger Guides.
We are a small, independent, owner-operated rock climbing guide service dedicated to providing the most personalized, safe and fun rock climbing adventures in Joshua Tree National Park.
From the first time beginner to the experienced rock climber, individuals and small groups, technical instruction or play days, we play with kids age 3-103 years old.
We build rock climbing trips to suit everyone’s climbing and adventure needs. No matter what level you climb at, our team can help you improve your climbing capabilities, give you an unparalleled adventure, and keep you safe.
When you book a rock climbing adventure with Cliffhanger Guides, you will experience the world-class climbing of Joshua Tree National Park with one of the most experienced and respected local climbing guide services around. Prepare yourself for fantastic climbing, great company, fabulous food, and awesome adventure.
Safety is our highest priority and it shows through the high level of skill, training, and certifications that all our guides are required to maintain. We are trained and certified by the Professional Climbing Guides Institute and/or the American Mountain Guides ascoceation and have nearly a century of combined rock climbing experience between us.
Beyond that, we are professional adventurers and we will make sure you and your family or group have the time of your lives.
As long time locals and advocates for Joshua Tree, we are committed to the local community, economy, and environment.
This dedication means that we go above and beyond to share with you what makes Joshua Tree special. From the Park, to the superb arts and music scene, we are here to help you immerse yourself in a place unlike any other. We firmly believe that the best vacation experiences happen when you step out of the day to day tourist attractions and get to spend some quality time with the people that know the environment, the community, and the local culture on a very intimate level.
Beyond rock climbing Joshua Tree National Park is simply a place of beauty and awe. The Mojave Desert, is another worldly landscape that supports many species of rare desert plants and animals including big horn sheep, desert tortoises, frogs and toads, 6 kinds of rattlesnakes, numerous species of cactus and other fascinating plants, and the unique Joshua Tree itself (actually a type of yucca, not a tree).
The native Americans have been calling Joshua Tree home for thousands of years, as evidenced by the many pictographs found throughout the park. Joshua Tree National Park is truly a unique landscape that begs to be explored…
Cliffhanger Guides is legally permitted and insured to operate with-in Joshua Tree National Park, so rest assured, you and your group are in excellent hands.