Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Weekend

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Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Weekend

70.00

Feb 22-24

Feb 22 7:00pm - Feb 24 7:30pm

11 participants

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Introduction

On this Great Escapes trip, we will be heading out to Joshua Tree National Park to rock climb on the parks magnificent boulders and walls! Joshua Tree National Park has a wide variety of climbing with over 8,000 climbing routes, so it is perfect for experienced and inexperienced climbers alike. We will be heading out to Joshua Tree Saturday morning and spending all day climbing in the park before heading to a campground in the area and spending the night under the stars by a fire. We will continue climbing the next morning before heading back to campus the next day, but a trip to Joshua Tree wouldn’t be complete without a pit stop at the Cactus Mart!

About the Trip and Itinerary

Saturday (Day 1): Leaving from campus early Saturday morning, we will drive approximately 3 hours to Joshua Tree National Park. When we arrive, we will head to our climbing locations and begin climbing! We will break for lunch, which is provided, and then continue climbing and exploring Joshua Tree. In the late afternoon, we will head to our campsite to eat a delicious meal provided by the guides and enjoy the evening by the campfire and under the stars.

Sunday (Day 2): We will get up and eat a quick breakfast before packing up and heading out for some more rock climbing! We will climb for the remainder of the morning or as long as we want before eating lunch and then heading bak to PLNU. We will stop just outside the National Park at the Cactus Mart, which is filled with beautiful succulents and plants of the desert region. We will be stopping along the road for dinner (not provided by Great Escapes) and arriving back to PLNU around 7:30pm.

Price >> $70.00

Physical

There will likely be a short hike to get to the crag. This hike will not be physically strenuous. Regarding the rock climbing, participants are allowed to climb as much or as little as they choose. Routes will be set up according to the skill level of participants. There will always be a beginner/introductory route that is a perfect place to start for anyone who has not rock climbed before or is looking to get warmed up for more difficult climbs. Rock climbing is a physically demanding activity and if not climbing regularly, it is common for arms to tire. There are countless opportunities to take breaks and rest because there are not enough routes or guides for every participant to be climbing at the same time.

Fitness Rating: 3 out of 5 difficulty

Safety & Risk Management

All participants must bring proper footwear to hike in and wear when not climbing while at the crag. Rock climbing shoes will be provided. All participants must be wear a helmet that is appropriately fitted to their head the entire time while at the rock face due to the risk of falling rocks. All climbs are set up by trained guides instructed to set safe climbs and the equipment is sturdy and not at risk of breaking. Because of the location of the climbing site, there is little shade; sun protection is a big part of maintaining a comfortable environment throughout the day. Due to safety considerations, this trip will be canceled in the event of rain and all participants will be issued a full refund.

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