Phoenix Rock Climbing Trips
Let's Go Climbing!
Have you ever wanted to try climbing and see if it is as fun as it looks? These trips are designed for you to try climbing and try a lot of it. Customize your trip by choosing how you would like your time spent. Whether you would like to focus on certain skills, or are simply in need of some pointers, we can customize your trip to your liking. These trips are most commonly in the McDowell Mountains with a variety of climbing areas to accommodate skill level and experience.
- Climb in the McDowell Mountains
- All climbing gear is included... Specialized shoes, harness, helmet, etc
- All StoneMan Guides have been Certified by Internationally Recognized Organizations (PCGI/AMGA)
- Good for beginners to advanced climbers, customized to your experience
- Our Guides will teach you climbing techniques from their years of experience
- Snacks are included on all trips
Note ** savings increase as more people attend. Group pricing is available for groups larger than 4. Please call us for group pricing.
Outside of the sprawling city of Phoenix lies the McDowell Mountain Preserve. The preserve is host to the largest concentration of climbs in Phoenix and there is still more to explore. From the Gardner's Wall, a 250 foot tall granite slab, to countless boulders; all who come here will find adventure.
Nestled amidst the busy Phoenix Metropolis sits Camelback Mountain; a large formation of sandstone and conglomerate. Climbing began here in the 1940s and many of these routes are still traveled today. Don't let the location fool you. From 40 ft. top rope climbs to 350 ft. epic multi-pitch routes, the Camel is home to wild thrills. Very popular with hikers on the weekends. Contact us to schedule a climb here.
Queen Creek Canyon
An hour outside the city, this volcanic tuff canyon hosts the best sport climbing in the Phoenix area. It's vertical to overhanging pocket-pulling and crimping is finger-lickin' good. Climb throughout the year, chasing shade or sun, finding ponds and waterfalls amidst unique canyon towers. The approaches vary from 10 minutes downhill to 30 minutes with some scrambling depending on the climbing area your guide chooses. Good for intermediate to advanced climbers.
Multi Pitch Climbs
This trip will take you places that top rope trips can’t. When one rope isn’t long enough to complete the climb, multi-pitch technique is required. These trips are for those looking for a more in-depth rock climbing experience and enjoy heights. No specialized gear or knowledge is required for these trips but participation is required. The summit experience and quality of the climbing make this an unforgettable adventure. There are many multi-pitch climbs that can be customized to your goals. Here are just a couple of unique options…
The Praying Monk at Camelback
This is an iconic stone formation found on Camelback Mountain. The silhouette resembles a “Praying Monk”. You may have seen it before and yes you can stand on top of that. It is one of the most common first multi-pitch climbs for Phoenix climbers. It is one of the best climbs in Phoenix. The unique location and wild summit make for an unforgettable first climbing experience. This is a 4-hour climb. Your trip will begin by meeting your personal guide. The guide will take time to orient you, answer any questions, help with gear fitting, and then it is off to the trail. After completing a 1/4 mile hike uphill like an outdoor stair master, you will arrive at the climbing area. The guide will set up the ropes and then you will be climbing! Good for beginner to advanced climbers.
The Praying Monk
- 4 Hour Trip: $275 per person
- 2 People: $185/each
- 3 People: $165/each
- 4 People+: $145/each
Tom's Thumb at The McDowell Mountains
This rock formation is perched high on the ridge of the McDowell Mountains. It is visible all across the Valley of the sun sitting at 3800' elevation at the top. Its remote location and elevation make this an incredible summit. You will get a birds eye view of the Verde Valley, Four Peaks, and beyond! This is a 6 hour trip. Your trip will begin by meeting your personal guide. The guide will take time to orient you, answer any questions, help with gear fitting, and then it is off to the trail. After completing a moderate to strenuous 2.5 mile hike with 1200' elevation gain from the trailhead, you will arrive at the climbing area. The guide will set up the ropes and then you will be climbing! This is about the whole experience of a long hike, fantastic climbing with even better views on the summit. Top it off with a free-hanging rappel off the back to get to the base of the wall. There is plenty of climbing to do with options for various skill levels. Good for beginner to advanced climbers and moderate to advanced hikers.
- 6 Hour Trip: $325 per person
Our cancellation policy excluding weather is to have you notify us 72 hours (3 days) prior to the trip to reschedule or to receive a full refund. You may cancel your trip for ½ price refund 36 hours (1.5 days) prior to the scheduled time. If you must cancel within 36 hours of the class there will be no refund. If weather causes a cancellation then you may reschedule the class for a later date or time or receive a full refund.