Intro Outdoor Rock Climbing
Joshua Tree

Intro to Rock Climbing Joshua Tree


Experience rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park. Our Intro to rock climbing is great for everybody with little or no experience! Master the basics of top rope climbing and become familiar with up to date equipment. Our intro session is a great opportunity for those who have been indoor rock climbing and want to experience what it is like outdoors. We are committed to enrich your knowledge about rock climbing with many hands on activities and first hand stories from our own longtime personal climbing experiences.

Every Saturday @ 8:00am - 2:00pm (6h)

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Happy customers

Highly recommend Fabi! He is super organized, friendly and safe. He was on time, prepared with everything we needed, fully explained everything we needed to know and made sure we felt safe during every step. He’s super encouraging and really knows what he is doing!
Anna T.
What an amazing experience! We took the beginners class, and so happy we did, Fabi was very knowledgeable, breaking instructions down step by step making it easier and fun to learn! After learning all the important safety steps we got to climbing right away, with fabi right there giving us pointers on the best route to take. I left class feeling more confident in my abilities to climb. Fabi has such a chill, friendly, and encouraging way of teaching, it felt like we were learning with a friend. I highly reccomend. Thank you for sharing your knowledge Fabi!
Kailyn F.
Had such an incredible time doing my first trad rock climbing multi pitch! Coach Jakob was extremely professional and taught my friend and I so much. We went up over 2,000 feet and got to the top of a stunning mountain in Idyllwild. He was informative and we felt completely safe the entire time. It was a fun and beautiful adventure. We would highly recommend Jakob and Chillino Rock Climbing Group for your upcoming adventures!
Valerie H.
My partner and I just finished an intro climbing class with Chillino and it was fantastic! Our guide was Fabi and he was knowledgeable, friendly, encouraging and always put safety first. A great introduction to outdoor climbing with an emphasis on learning basics the right way and having fun, whatever your skill level. We started with an overview of equipment, a short hike in Mission Hills and a thorough training on using the equipment. We had the chance to do several lines at our own pace. All were a good challenge! Overall, a great class and highly recommend :)
Grace M.
Absolutely incredible experience! I hardly have any experience as a climber and Fabian did a great job at showing me the basics and making sure I knew how to safely and adequately climb. There was plenty of time for me to get my hands dirty and the location was beautiful! The team that came along was very positive and encouraging! Would definitely recommend Fabian's climbing options!
Tiffany C.

Dates + Time:

Every Saturday @ 8:00am – 2:00pm (6h). See and choose next available dates in scroll down menu below.


Joshua Tree National Park, Our meeting point: Visitor center of “Joshua Tree National Park” – address: 6554 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, United States

Class Includes:

  • 6 hours of professional instruction through certified guides
  • all safety equipment: harness, helmet, rock shoes, belay device, ropes

Class Goals:

Become familiar with climbing related terminology and learn all the basic skills required for top rope climbing through direct application. Be able to answer the following questions after our 6 hour class:
  • what is top rope climbing and how is it distinguished from other types of climbing? who is the belayer and what responsibilities do belayers have?
  • what are the standard climbing commands between climber and belayer what are the specific characteristics of a modern climbing harness?
  • how do I get lowered off the climb?
  • what is a partner check?
  • what are basic climbing techniques and how do I apply those?
  • what are the special characteristics of rock climbing shoes?
  • why is it important to wear a helmet?
  • how do I tie myself to the rope?
  • what is an ATC belay device and how do I use it?
…and many more




October 2021: 10/16, 8am-2pm | 10/23, 8am-2pm | 10/30, 8am-2pm

November 2021: 11/06, 8am-2pm | 11/13, 8am-2pm | 11/20, 8am-2pm | 11/27, 8am-2pm

December 2021: 12/04, 8am-2pm | 12/11, 8am-2pm | 12/18, 8am-2pm

January 2022: 01/08, 8am-2pm | 01/15, 8am-2pm | 01/22, 8am-2pm | 01/29, 8am-2pm

February 2022: 02/05, 8am-2pm | 02/12, 8am-2pm | 02/19, 8am-2pm | 02/26, 8am-2pm

March 2022: 03/05, 8am-2pm | 03/12, 8am-2pm | 03/19, 8am-2pm | 03/26, 8am-2pm

April 2022: 04/02, 8am-2pm | 04/09, 8am-2pm | 04/16, 8am-2pm | 04/23, 8am-2pm | 04/30, 8am-2pm

May 2022: 05/7, 8am-2pm | 05/14, 8am-2pm