Half Day Rock Climbing in Moab


Ascend to new heights on Moab’s world-class sandstone walls!

Our private half day climbing trips are a great introduction to desert rock climbing. We’ll visit a local Moab climbing area just a short distance from town where you’ll learn various climbing techniques, how to safely belay your partner and climb as many routes as time allows.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
  • Activity Level Easy, Moderate or Difficult - Customized for your group!
All about the Half Day Rock Climbing in Moab.
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy – Moderate
  • Total Hiking Distance: 0 – .1 miles
  • Distance from Moab: 30 minutes one-way
  • Season: All Year
  • Price:
    • All tours are private & customized for your group
    • 1 person – $189/person
    • 2-3 people – $119/person
    • 4-13 people – $107/person
    • 14+ people – call for pricing

Come check out what makes Moab rock climbing so unique! The sandstone landscapes surrounding us have eroded into a virtual playground of walls, towers, ridges and canyons. Rock Climbing in Moab can be good any time of the year. We chase shade in the summer and sun in the winter. With several different crags to choose from, we can cater to everyone’s abilities and goals. Since no one will ever be added to your group, our guides will truly give you their undivided attention and expert instruction.

We provide all the technical gear that you’ll need for your day of climbing with us, except climbing shoes. Climbing shoes are available for rent at our shop – please let us know if you’ll need a pair.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • All climbing gear and safety equipment, not including rock climbing shoes
  • Private tour – just your group plus your guide(s)!
  • Instruction from experienced and fun guides
  • Transportation to and from the climbing area (due to Covid, we may ask that you follow your guide in your own vehicle)
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Rock climbing shoes are not included – please let us know if you need to rent a pair from us
  • Snacks – please bring enough to be out and active for 4-6 hours
  • Water – we recommend 2 liters per person

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Overall Rating
Reviewed On 29/03/2021

We signed up our 16 year old for a half day rock climbing excursion. The whole family met up with Jake at Desert Highlights and we followed him in our car to the "Ice Cream Parlor" climbing area. Jake provided a menu of choices and she was able to do four climbs, ranging from a 5.5 to a 5.9, in about three hours. This was the first time she climbed outside of a rock climbing gym and it was an amazing experience. They went through all the requirements for climbing and Jake showed her how to tie knots and ensure for safety. Jake was friendly, knowledgeable and he provided just the right amount of guidance. We would definitely be back if we are in the Moab area!