Guided Rock Climbing – Wasatch

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Salt Lake City & Park City

The Wasatch Range has a multitude of climbing routes ranging from very easy to as hard as it gets. The areas we guide in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon, Rock Canyon and Maple Canyon have climbing for everyone! Don’t miss the opportunity to get out and try this amazing sport. We provide all the equipment however you are welcome to bring yours if you have it.

Each booking is private so the level of difficulty is tailored to your ability level!

Private Half Day Guided Rock Climbing

When it comes to Rock Climbing the Wasatch has something for everyone. This 1/2 day sampler is perfect for those that are new to the sport, gym climbers who want to climb outside or for folks who have been away from the rock for awhile.

Red River Adventures provides all equipment necessary to participate and AMGA certified single pitch instructors. RRA guides multiple locations, each has a variety of routes that run the spectrum of difficultly and type. Crack, cobble, face and slab climbing at difficultly levels from as easy to as hard as it gets give us the ability to customize the climbing to your groups ability and experience level. Let our AMGA certified SPI’s introduce you to this amazing sport.

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Salt Lake City Rock Climbing

  • Difficulty – Easy to Hard | 5.5 to 5.12
  • Days – 1/2
  • Minimum age – 8
  • Venues – Big and Little Cotton Wood, Rock Canyon
  • Meets – 7:30 AM (PM trips available by request)
  • 1 Person $175 | 2 People $135 each | 3 or More $105 each

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Private One Day Guided Rock Climbing

If 1/2 a day just doesn’t seem to be enough we offer a full day of climbing. The full day of rock climbing allows more time to sample different types of climbing, work on technique, practice basic safety and belaying skills.

River Adventures provides all equipment necessary to participate and AMGA certified single pitch instructors. RRA guides multiple locations, each has a variety of routes that run the spectrum of difficultly and type. Crack, face and slab climbing at difficulty levels from as easy to as hard as it gets to give us the ability to customize the climbing to your groups ability and experience level. Let our AMGA certified SPI’s introduce you to this amazing sport.

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  • Difficulty – Easy to Hard | 5.5 to 5.12
  • Days – 1
  • Minimum age – 8
  • Venues – Big and Little Cotton Wood, Rock Canyon, Maple Canyon
  • Meets – 7:30 AM
  • 1 Person $275 | 2 People $187.50 each | 3 or more $150 each

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Multi-Pitch Guided Rock Climbing – Private

Thought about multi-pitch climbing but not sure if it is for you? Have a route in mind but not sure if you can pull it off or do you simply want to get off the ground more than one rope length? RRA can help.

Our experienced, professional guides are familiar with the latest industry standards in safety and efficiency.RRA offers guided Multi-pitch climbing on both sport and tradition routes from 200′ to 800′. Sample climbing on Limestone, Quartzite, Granite or the Cobbles of Maple Canyon. You do the climbing and take in the views while leaving the leading and rappel set up to us.

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Rock Climbing at Hellgate

  • Difficulty – Easy to Hard | 5.5 to 5.11
  • Days – 1
  • Minimum age – 8
  • Venues – Big & Little Cotton Wood, Rock Canyon
  • Meets – 7:30 AM
  • 1 Person $300 | 2 People $225 each | 3 or More $175 each

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FAQ- Wasatch Rock Climbing Tours

A few of the most frequent questions that many of our guests have about rock climbing the Wasatch range with us include:

Who Can Rock Climb?

Anyone can rock climb! Our Utah rock climbing guide professionals can work with just about anyone who would like to rock climb. There is a common misconception that people have to be exceptionally strong to rock climb. While this might make it easier, anyone is able to go rock climbing with us! Whether you have been climbing for years or are trying to pick up a new hobby or activity, we will make sure that you have a good time with us!

If you have questions or concerns about specific medical issues or physical injuries you might have, simply call us and ask! We want you to have fun but we always place your safety first. If you are looking for a fun, challenging sport that you can do with others, give our rock climbing adventure a try!

What Should I Wear?

When you rock climb with us, you need to make sure that you are both comfortable and safe. On the bottom, you should wear something that covers you down to the knee (at least) and allows you to move freely as you go from hold to hold. You also need to wear close-toed athletic shoes. Make sure that you wear sneakers or tennis shoes, no flip flops or formal shoes.

A t-shirt or athletic short is recommended. When you are outdoors, you are encouraged to wear sunscreen. We have all of the safety equipment and climbing gear you need to have fun on your

I Am an Experienced Climber, How Does This Work?

If you are an experienced rock climber, you are certainly welcome to climb with us! We can review the difficulty level of our various climbing options and help you find something that works for you. While we always discourage people from climbing alone, our climbing options vary widely in difficulty and we are positive we can find something that will be fun and challenging for you with some of the best rock climbing in Utah!

I’ve Never Done Rock Climbing Before. Can I Participate in This Activity?

If you have never rock climbed before, that is not a problem! A significant portion of our guests are rock climbing for the first time and that is great! We will give you a lesson and go through all of the safety procedures before we get out on the range. Then, we will be with you every step of the way to ensure you are comfortable, safe, and happy during your adventure.

What Is Belaying?

Belaying refers to the primary climbing system that we use to keep our climbers safe. When you climb with us, you are going to be attached to a safety rope to prevent you from falling. The belaying system will create friction on the rope so that if you slip while climbing, you don’t fall. Before you start climbing, you are going to hear a variety of commands related to the belaying system that will let you know that it is safe for you to proceed. Belaying is the system that will keep you safe during your rock climbing Utah adventure. Before we let you climb, we are going to give you a set of commands that you will have to acknowledge related to the belay system.

If you have any other questions or concerns, reach out to us! We look forward to showing you the best rock climbing in Utah!

TripAdvisor 5 Stars

Why Choose RRA? Red River Adventure's online reviews have consistently been excellent. Since 2003 no other company has received such high praise from guests. Land or water our clients rave about the quality of our guides, the depth of their knowledge, their ability to teach and most importantly, how incredibly fun they are. Still wondering who to book with? We believe our past guest's comments make the decision easy!
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Your Safety is our number #1 concern

RRA has safely hosted 70,000+ kids and adults on our rafting, climbing, canyoneering and Ski trips. RRA guides are at a minimum state licensed, insured and hold first aid and CPR certifications. Many of our river guides hold additional certifications in swift water rescue and whitewater instruction. Many, though not all, of our rock, ski and canyoneering guides are AMGA certified for the terrain they guide.
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Quality Equipment

When running trips quality equipment is paramount. We are proud to be a 'Preferred Guide Partner" of Black Diamond. RRA replaces its equipment on a regular basis. This ensures all the gear required to keep you safe and having fun is in top-notch shape.
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RRA has earned the reputation of a professionally ran, top quality guide service. We are a tight knit family run business. Once you adventure with RRA we guarantee you'll be back for more.
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Do I need a reservation

YES! To guarantee space on the trip of your choice, we recommend reservations, especially mid-summer and on holidays and weekends. In order to provide the type of trip the we have become known for we do limit the number of people on our trips and we do fill up. Make a reservation as soon as you have a good idea of when you want to ski or climb with us and you'll avoid disappointment. Feel free to call us about reservations at any time @ 1-877-259-4046 or email.
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About Age Limitations

Age limits are set for each of our trips to be within industry standards and in accordance with our insurance carrier. In some cases the published age is a guideline and people younger may participate. For trips with youth rate pricing we use the following guidelines. Youth Rate = 15 years and younger!
Adults = 16 years and up!
Some trips are priced on a per person basis regardless of age.
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Which Trip to Choose

We are thrilled to have the ability to offer such a wide variety or trips. We also realize that this can create confusion. We are a fantastic resource and look forward to helping you choose the trip that is perfect for you and your group. Please feel free to call or email with any questions you might have, we love to help. Often after a brief conversation with one of our staff the the answers become clear.
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What to Bring

Red River Adventures tries to make your trip with us as easy as possible! We will clearly outline what we will provide and let you know what you need to bring. Generally all necessary group equipment for you to take part in our trips is included. Please NOTE! Skis, ski boots, poles, ice climbing boots and personal clothing are NOT included in the cost of trips. Rentals are available and RRA will assist you in reserving any gear you might need. We will provide trip specific lists to assist you in bringing the right things.
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What Risks Are Involved

Red River Adventures has an unblemished safety record. We personally screen and train our employees vigorously each year. Our climbing, skiing and canyoneering guides are highly trained and many, though not all, are AMGA trained or certified for the terrian they guide. Our trips take place in rugged, remote "wilderness" settings. You should be in good general health to participate.
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Charter and Group Rates

Red River Adventures offers a group rate discount of 10% to groups of 10 or more. Additional rates reductions are available for school, club, church, or special-interest groups on some trips. We are happy to, when ever possible, customized trip lengths and itineraries. Please contact us for help in arranging your charter trip or for group rate information.
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What To Pack

Red River Adventures will provide all the technical equipment required to guide our listed climbing options. However, climbers are strongly encouraged to bring their own climbing gear, if they have it, on our guided climbs. Instructors will inspect any personal equipment brought prior to use on our trips. In some instances, there may be a required gear list. This will be distributed prior to the course dates.

Rock Climbing

  • Small day pack
  • Water bottle|water
  • Snacks
  • Shoes/sandals
  • Shoes or sandals should be appropriate to make a short uphill approach to the climbing venue.


  • Please NOTE!!!! There is a time change from AZ to UT. We are 1 hour ahead of AZ.
  • There is plenty of secure parking on site. Valuables are safe in your vehicle.
  • A credit card will prove handy for balances, t-shirts, ice cream, etc
  • At the end of all trips, we will return you to your starting location.
  • Guide gratuities are customary.



Option #1 - Most of our Adventures can be booked by clicking the "Book Now" button for the trip you want.

Option #2 - For those trips that do not open a calendar Call 1-435-259-4046
or Email us through our Contact Page

Reservations are HIGHLY recommended! Many dates sell out far in advance!
A refundable payment is due to guarantee reservation.

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Full & Half Day Trips, Clinics and Courses

  • A deposit of 1/2 the trip total is due at time of reservation.
  • Balance is due and will be charged 48 hours prior to departure.
  • Cancellation/changes made 48 hours prior to departure are FREE!
  • Cancellation, in part or full, within 48 hours of departure receive no refund.
Please Note: NO REFUNDS for cancellations, in part or full, within 48 hours of departure.

International trips

  • Deposit due at time of reservation; Final payment due 45 days prior!
  • Cancellation 45 days prior to departure is free!
  • Cancellations within 45 days of departure receive NO REFUND.


RRA reserves the right to cancel any trip due to weather, insufficient bookings or any other circumstances beyond our control at anytime. RRA will make every effort to reschedule the date. Bookings that are unable to be rescheduled or are cancelled by RRA will receive a full refund.


Weather is part of the dynamic environment in which we operate. We may experience conditions that you do not consider ideal. If we determine that conditions are suitable for the activity you have booked and you instead wish to cancel/discontinue the trip, we will, whenever practical, end the trip at your request with no refund. If conditions are such that RRA deems it unwise to continue, we reserve the right to alter the itinerary, which may include, but may not be limited to, shortening of route or length of trip. We may also change venue or cancel the remainder of your trip. If, at time of cancellation, the trip is less than 1/2 complete, we will charge 50% of trip fee. If the trip is between 1/2 and completed, a full trip fee is charged.


Full and 1/2 Day Raft Trips: Alcohol or drugs are not to be consumed before or during trips. No refund will be given to those drinking alcohol or using drugs prior to a scheduled trip. Multi-Day Raft Trips: Alcohol or drugs are not to be consumed before or during time on the river. No refund will be given to those drinking alcohol or using drugs prior to river time. Alcohol may be consumed, in camp, on multi-day trips. Climbing/Canyoneering trips. Alcohol or drugs are not to be consumed before or during trips.