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Crack Climbing

Learn How to Climb Cracks of All Different Sizes

As you progress as a climber, an important skill to develop is crack climbing. Using the proper crack climbing technique can make otherwise challenging climbs feel easier. And just the opposite will occur if you have absolutely no idea what to do when you encounter a crack! Learn to love crack climbing and take your climbing to the next level.

If you want to venture off of the beaten path on some cool trad climbs, you’re going to need to know how to climb cracks. While face climbing is pretty awesome, cracks form constrictions or void spaces where we can place traditional climbing gear and different parts of our body. Learn and practice many different types of jams as you start down the path of learning how to climb The Bastille Crack or Castleton Tower in Moab.

The crack technique you deploy depends on the size of your hands compared to the size of the crack you’re going to climb. Some cracks might be tiny - fingertip sized seams that cut through the wall, while others are as big as your whole body! In this course, we’ll cover all crack climbing techniques from fingertips to chimneys and everything in between.

We will show you how to make your very own tape gloves, and talk about the difference between crack climbing gloves and tape gloves. Join our AMGA certified guides and instructors for a fun day out at the crag climbing cracks!

Did you miss the climbing course you really wanted to take? We can always offer any course as a Private Day instead. Contact Us to set up a Private Day.

Learning how to climb cracks in Moab, Utah

Crack Climbing

Cracks are the natural avenues to the vertical world and knowing how to climb them lets us reach even greater heights while climbing!

Crack Climbing

Crack climbing is an acquired taste and is definitely a little different than face climbing. Knowing how to jam cracks is an important skills and with practice, will increase how hard you climb.  Everything from tips to off-width is covered in this day long climbing course. In this class, you'll have plenty of time to ask questions, practice skills, and apply them to cracks of all different sizes.  Practice makes perfect and we guarantee there will be lots of time to practice.

This is a hands on class where you will have plenty of time to practice jamming cracks.  Instructor demonstrations coupled with hands on experience is a great way to put it all together.

In this course, you'll have plenty of time to ask questions, practice skills, and apply them in new ways.  Practice makes perfect and we guarantee there will be lots of time to hone your crack climbing skills under the watchful eye of an AMGA Certified Rock Guide and Single Pitch Instructor.


Participants should be able to comfortably climb 5.6 outdoors on a top rope as well as have experience with basic climbing systems such as belaying.


  • Learn from a pro! Our guides/instructors have undergone rigorous training and certification to be able to teach you

  • Instructor demos and tons of hands on experience

  • Plenty of time to ask questions and practice new skills

  • You'll walk away from this course with an understanding of how to climb cracks of all different sizes

  • This is a great course to meet new, safe, climbing partners

Topics Covered

  • How to jam finger cracks, hand cracks, off-width, chimneys and everything in between

  • How to make a tape glove

  • Moving efficiently while crack climbing

  • Introduction to gear needed for crack climbing

  • Tips from an AMGA Certified Rock Guide

Price Includes

  • An AMGA Certified Rock Guide and Single Pitch Instructor

  • All necessary climbing equipment including harnesses, helmets, climbing shoes, belay devices, ropes, and protection

  • Professional guiding, instruction, and coaching throughout the entire day

  • Resources to further your climbing journey

Price Excludes

  • Transportation. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from a designated meeting area

  • Gratuity

  • Personal items such as food, clothing, backpack, etc.

  • Entrance fees and parking fees (where necessary)

Course Dates & Price

Course Dates

June 17, 2023

August 26, 2023




Eldorado Canyon, Boulder Canyon, or North Table Mountain

Course Length

8:00am to 4:00pm (daily)

Difficulty Rating
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