Basic Rock



  • Climb in the morning and still have time to hike Zion in the afternoon! Half-Day Basic Rock is our most popular climbing event for both beginners and families. We highly recommend this trip as an introduction to rock climbing for anyone who has not climbed outside before. For those seeking to build a solid foundation in fundamental techniques and knowledge, a Full-Day course will help you gain competency in basic technical skills and body movement. All courses are experiential; students learn belaying and climbing by practicing these skills under the careful eye of an instructor. At the end of the course, students walk away with a concrete skills and visions of future climbing pathways!
    • Never have climbed outdoors
    • Designed for those who want to learn the basics for self-pursued climbing after the course
    • Age 12 or older recommended
    We begin each session with basic climbing skill sets to ensure a really fun and educational day. The climbing areas we choose are magnificently located near Zion, with incredible vistas. Your day will include:
      • Climbing and hanging from ropes
      • Rock faces from 40 to 100 feet tall
      • Routes from super-easy to super-hard
      • Awesome mountain views
      • Shade and sun, as desired
      • Half- and Full-Day options

    We introduce you to the essential skills and classic techniques for a well-rounded introduction to the world of rock climbing:

      • Knots, ropes, and harnesses
      • Belaying and rappelling
      • Top-rope climbing
      • Effective climbing moves and techniques
      • Low-impact climbing ethics

  • We provide all necessary technical gear for your experience, but recommend you bring:
      • 2 quarts water/person
      • Lunch and snacks
      • Sunscreen
      • Warm layer and wind jacket
      • Light hiking pants or long shorts to protect your knees
      • Light hiking shoes or sneakers
      • Any type of camera

      • Meet for morning instruction at Zion Adventure Company at 36 Lion Blvd., across from the Quality Inn.
      • 7 days/week, year-round
      • Class begins at 7:30 am (Mountain Daylight Time)
      • Drive time is between 35 - 75 minutes, depending on season and locale
      • Trips return between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

    HALF-DAY TRIPS - Departs at 7:30am or 12:00 pm seasonally   
     One on One:  $240
     Two or More:  $125/person
     Group Discount: (8 or more)  10% 

    - Departs at 7:30am seasonally

     One on One:  $315
     Two or More:  $160/person
     Group Discount: (8 or more)  10% 

    Courses are 100% refundable up to 30 days prior to departure. Once inside the 30-day window, we deduct a 25% cancellation fee from any refunds.  You may apply this 25% fee toward any future services or products we offer within two years from the date of cancellation. Cancellations within 24 hours of trip departure are non-refundable.

Legally Permitted on Your Public Lands


Zion Adventure Company maintains annual permits for Color Country BLM, Dixie National Forest, and Zion National Park.