Moab, Utah is undoubtably one of the coolest places to experience rock climbing. Splitter crack climbing, powerful sport climbing, and everything in-between await. The Moab area is home to world class climbing along with dozens of spectacular summits, and miles of single pitch trad and sport climbing that will both challenge you and leave you speechless. The climbing is incredible, exposed, and nothing short of amazing. Plus, you can’t go wrong with the views!

Geologically speaking, Moab is a land full of activity. While the mighty Colorado River cut through the soft layers of sandstone, tectonic movement of the Moab Fault line fractured much of the sandstone we see today. The resulting tectonic movement pushed layers high into the sky creating the unique landscape we play on today This creates an incredible variety of climbing opportunities in Moab and the surrounding area.

Classic areas here include Wall Street and Potash Road, Kane Creek Canyon, River Road, Castle Valley, Long Canyon, and so many others. With so much varied climbing terrain that is easily accessible, it’s not uncommon to follow the sun in the morning and the shade in the afternoon. Or better yet, climb a desert tower in the morning, have lunch in town, and crag the rest of the day!

Moab is a great destination venue for climbing and it’s very easy to spend a few days here sampling the classics. We offer half day and full day climbing trips, and big tower climbs for wherever you’re at in your climbing journey.

We guide many other routes in Moab besides the classic desert towers and locations listed below.  Please Contact Us if you have your heart set on a certain route and we can make it happen.  Let one of our guides show you around one of our favorite climbing destinations!

Week of bookings in Moab, UT may not be available as we are located in Golden, CO. Please contact us with as much advanced notice as possible.

Rock Climbing Trips and Desert Tower Climbs

Rock climbers scaling walls at the Ice Cream Parlor in Moab Utah

Full Day Climbing Trip

A privately guided day of rock climbing in picturesque Moab customized towards you, your goals, and where you are in your rock climbing journey. Let us show you the best sport and trad climbing the Moab area has to offer. This is a popular climbing trip for both beginner and expert climbers alike.

Looking Glass Rock

Moab is home to many amazing arches, however, Looking Glass Rock may be one of the most unique out there. This large, bowl shaped arch holds a few pitches of easy climbing and one of the best rappels in all of Utah. And did we mention rope swing?! A great introduction to multi pitch climbing in the desert.

Looking Glass Rock in Moab Utah
A rock climber on top of Ancient Art in Moab Utah

Ancient Art

With barely enough room for one person, and panoramic views in all directions, this is truly a desert classic. Ancient Art is a varied climb featuring chimneys, face climbing, crack climbing, and an exposed move onto the diving board with nothing but air under your feet. This is one of the most spectacular summits you’ll ever stand on!

Castleton Tower

This iconic tower stands proudly over the surrounding Castle Valley and has many phenomenal routes to the top, including the classic Kor-Ingalls, North Chimney, and North Face. The climbing is steep and exposed and the views of the Colorado River are incredible. Every pitch on this tower deserves classic status. Let us show you why this is one of the most sought after desert towers in the world!

Caslteton tower in Moab Utah from the side in winter
Lighthouse Tower from the Colorado River in Moab Utah

Lighthouse Tower

Situated along the mighty Colorado River, the Lighthouse Tower stands as a reminder of the powerful forces of nature. Carved from the surrounding sandstone, this tower features one of the absolute best pitches of 5.10 in the Moab area. Steep crack climbing and stemming give way to a “thank goodness” hold before pulling onto the belay ledge. Stellar climbing and a wild summit!

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