Progressive Rock

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  • Refine Your Skills and Break New Ground

    Our Progressive Rock course takes aspiring climbers to the next level of understanding and ability. If you have climbed in the gym and outdoors, but want to learn top-rope setting, or learn to lead climb, this is the day for you. We custom-tailor each course to fit your experience and current capabilities. Starting there, we push forward into new realms, facilitating a stronger command of body mechanics, technical theory, and risk management. All the curriculum is applied immediately, providing you opportunity to practice new concepts, experiment with your climbing style, and clarify ideas with your instructor. If you seek new horizons in climbing, consider spending a day with us to expand your ability and vision on rock. 

  • We customize our progressive course to your needs, but we do require:
      • Belay skills and previous top-rope climbing experience (indoors or outdoors)
      • One or more specific areas of skill or theory you would like to pursue such as lead climbing, multi-pitch rock, top rope site management, etc.
  • “I wanted to thank you again for an excellent adventure you took myself and John Gannon on. We really enjoyed it and considered it the highlight of our 9 day stay in Zion. Since our Zion trip, I've had the opportunity to go on a couple of climbing trips. With the knowledge I gained working with you, my overall comfort on the rock has improved greatly. This last weekend I was able to lead 100' of a 5.8 pitch for the first time.” Eric Downing  

    A step-by-step progression to your goals:

      • technical review and updates
      • interesting problem-solving while climbing
      • fun and challenging climbs for your level
      • professional and constructive environment
  • Your course can include many of the disciplinary facets below:
      • Top-rope anchor setting
      • "Cleaning" gear and taking down routes
      • Multi-pitch climbing
      • Introduction to lead climbing
      • Sport and traditional style anchors
      • Advanced body movement
      • Energy management
  • We provide all necessary technical gear for your experience, but recommend you bring:
      • Personal climbing equipment, if you have any
      • 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.
    One on One: $395
    Two or More: $199/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.