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Address: Joshua Tree, CA 92252
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Custom Guided Joshua Tree National Park rock climbing advenutres!...

Custom Guided Joshua Tree National Park rock climbing advenutres! Cliffhanger Guides is Joshua Tree's boutique rock climbing guide service. We play with kids age 6 to 100. From beginner family play days to high end technical instruction and multi-pitch rock climbing advenutres. 5 hour 1/2 day, NO time limit full days, private instruction, and gourmet lunches....Company mission statement, "The more you give, the more you get". We look forward to showing you a amazing time in Joshua Tree National Park

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I was in the Palm Springs area with my wife and decided to spend the day climbing at Joshua Tree (JT). I booked a full day with Cliffhangers and was glad I did. I used a number... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michael L
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Summit, NJ
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Summit, NJ
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48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was in the Palm Springs area with my wife and decided to spend the day climbing at Joshua Tree (JT). I booked a full day with Cliffhangers and was glad I did. I used a number of guide services any this team is probably the best of the bunch I have used. The booking process was easy. I had... More 

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Thank Michael L
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife, children (10, 12 & 14) and I thoroughly enjoyed a fine April day of climbing with Zach and Andy. Their professionalism, enthusiasm and sense of humour made the day truly memorable for us all. Their chosen rock was well off the beaten track and was completely unspoilt (indeed, almost unclimbed). They explained they had spent considerable time cleaning... More 

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Thank RhysCDC
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cliffhanger Guides did a fantastic job of identifying routes for climbers of different abilities . As a 51 year old dad that is new to climbing, I enjoyed the challenge of top rope climbs. More importantly, I loved the fact that my high school senior son, and much more experienced climber, had a blast pushing his own limits and learning... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cliffhanger took my 12-year old son, who is an experienced gym climber, on 2 day-long expeditions in the park. Top-roping, trad climbing, bouldering and more. My son had a great day and climbed his highest-rated outdoor climb ever! We LOVED Mike D, a sunny, warm guy who made my son feel comfortable right away. Staff was great. GOOD JOB CLIFFHANGERS

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Thank MeredithPD
San Francisco
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (group of three guys) had a SUPER fun and awesome day of climbing in Joshua Tree with our guide from Cliffhanger. Very safe, professional, enjoyable, great company, and an AWESOME tiffin lunch box setup to boot! I would happily recommend Cliffhanger to anyone wanting to climb in JTree with a guide, any time!

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Thank bdwelle
Baltimore
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to experience Joshua tree at its best, go rock climbing! This is a paradise of TNTC (too numerous to count) routes that have everything for the novice through expert climber. And if you need a guide, there is none better than cliffhangers! We had Kelly as our guide and she scouted out excellent routes for us. Her... More 

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Thank interestedbaltimore
Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joshua Tree is an amazingly beautiful place and I am glad we were there for our first outdoor climbing experience. My wife, 3 children (11, 6 and 5) and I had an awesome experience with Roddy and Zac. In the first part of the day we had fun together as a family on 6 routes that were next to each... More 

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Thank mustanggggg
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the 4th time that we've been climbing with Sabra. What a great day! Sabra has a very good feel for our climbing abilities and put together a program which was fun and challenging - but not frustrating. We learned a lot - and can't wait for the next time visiting Joshua Tree.

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Thank Ralf K
Palatine, Illinois
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we travel we try to find something different that we couldn't do at home. The dessert environment and rock climbing fit this perfectly since we're from Illinois flatland. With the exception of my teenage son who had take a couple of indoor climbing classes a few years back, we were more or less completely new to rock climbing. Based... More 

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Thank Kris T
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had so much fun climbing with Sabra. We did a half day and she got us on way more climbs than we would've on our own. She was also a great guide in general, I learned a lot of techniques that I can't wait to try out at home. My boyfriend, who is a stronger climber than me, was... More 

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