Climbing Instruction

Red River Adventures can teach you the skills necessary to safely enjoy all that climbing has to offer. Single-pitch climbing instruction is provided by guides certified by the AMGA to the Rock Guide or Single Pitch Instructor level. Our guides are not only familiar with the latest standards, they are also friendly and fun. Ready to head outside but unsure of how to get started? Do you want to take friends and family rock climbing safely? Interested in learning multi-pitch efficiency or improvised rescue techniques that could get you out of a jam? Red River Adventures guides are here to help!

With venues in Moab, throughout the Wasatch Range, St. George, Utah and Red Rock, Nevada, Red River can lead you to success!

Classes and private instruction are tailored to participants’ ability level.

Rock 101 – Inside Out

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  • Difficulty – Beginner
  • Days – Half, Full and more
  • Length – Single Pitch
  • Minimum age – 8
  • Meets – Daily, 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM
  • Costs – $125 to $325
  • Dates – Year-round (weather-dependent)
  • Available – Moab, Wasatch, Red Rocks

This course is a perfect introduction to the sport, and will build on the basic safety and movement skills you may have acquired by climbing occasionally or in the gym. The goal is to learn the most up-to-date techniques and technical skills to allow you to construct anchors, set up and take down top ropes, and begin climbing outside on your own in a single-pitch setting. Courses are taught by AMGA-certified Single Pitch Instructors. The AMGA is the premier U.S. organization and the only internationally-recognized certifying body for Rock, Alpine and Ski Mountaineering guides.

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Rock 201 – Learn to Lead

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  • Difficulty – Intermediate to Expert
  • Days – Full and more
  • Length – Single Pitch
  • Minimum age – 8
  • Meets – 7:30 AM (by arrangement)
  • Cost – $125 to $325
  • Dates – Year-round (weather-dependent)
  • Available – Moab, Wasatch, Red Rocks
  • Check out our Ice Climbing options

This is the option for those that would like to improve their single-pitch, sport or trad, and lead-climbing skills. This class will focus on strategies to take the fear out of leading, or simply to help you to climb better.

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Multi-Pitch Efficiency

  • Difficulty – Intermediate to Expert
  • Days – Full and more
  • Length – Multi-pitch
  • Minimum age – 8
  • Meets – 7:30 AM (by arrangement)
  • Cost – $125 to $325
  • Dates – Year-round (weather-dependent)
  • Available – Moab, Wasatch, Red Rocks

Multi-pitch climbing is so much more than single pitches stacked on top of each other. Learn the skills that are necessary to climb quickly and allow success on longer routes. This class is for those with a solid understanding and previous experience with climbing, building anchors, belaying, and rappelling.

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Intro to Traditional Climbing

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  • Difficulty – Beginner to Expert
  • Days – Full and more
  • Length – Single Pitch
  • Minimum age – 8
  • Meets – 7:30 AM (by arrangement)
  • Cost – $125 to $325
  • Dates – Year-round (weather-dependent)
  • Available – Moab, Wasatch, Red Rocks

This course is the next step in learning how to climb. This is for those who want to move beyond sport climbing or “following” friends, and wish to begin trad climbing on their own. Participants should have sport-climbing experience and an understanding of belaying, climbing movement, anchoring, lowering and rapelling. Instruction will include placing gear, mock leading, and eventually leading pitches, while an AMGA-certified Single Pitch Instructor monitors the gear placements.

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AMGA – SPI

Climbing Red Rocks

  • Difficulty – Intermediate to Expert
  • Days – Two to five days
  • Length – Single Pitch
  • Minimum age – 18
  • Meets – Varies
  • Cost – $375 to $550
  • Dates – See calendar
  • Available – Moab, Wasatch, Red Rocks

The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Single Pitch Instructor Course is the first in the sequence of climbing-instructor and guide-training programs. This is a great way to make the transition from a capable recreational climber to an effective climbing instructor. Red River has been providing Single Pitch Instructor training longer than any other Utah guide service!

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