Rock Climbing

“Learn the ropes” and climb your way up, down, and across any rock.

Joshua Tree National Park Adventure

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Spend three days at one of the world’s premier climbing and adventure destinations! This is a great way to experience J Tree. We will go on day hikes, learn about the history, flora and fauna in the park, camp under the stars as well as spend a day rock climbing in one of the world’s best climbing destinations. We will cover all the information that you need to enjoy yourself during the trip; no climbing experience is necessary to participate. All climbing gear, guides, transportation, and meals are included in the trip price. Bring a friend and enjoy experiencing life from a different perspective: on top of the rocks!


Prior to the trip
  • Reserve and pickup Outback provided equipment (including your climbing shoes!)
  • Gather personal equipment
  • 7:00am: Meet at Outback, final gear check, depart for Joshua Tree National Park
  • Learn the basics of climbing and belay technique
  • Climb!
  • Day hike or more climbing, depending on the group’s preference
  • Return to Outback Adventures

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Rock Climb Mission Gorge

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Mission Trails Regional Park is a local hot spot for rock climbing only 20 minutes from campus. The climbing is excellent with routes for both first time and experienced climbers. Our experienced and supportive guides will lead you through a fun and challenging progression of climbs throughout the day. Knots, rope handling, belaying, safety, and climbing technique will be covered. All climbing equipment is provided. Come spend the day with us on the rocks!


  • 7:00 am: Meet at the Outback Adventures Rental Shop/HQ
  • Depart for Mission Gorge (~30 minutes)
  • 3:00 pm: Depart from Mission Gorge
  • 3:30 pm: Arrive back at Outback Adventures

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Drugs, alcohol, tobacco and firearms are not permitted on any Outback trip. Presence of these items is grounds for immediate removal from the trip at the participant's expense.

Current emergency contact and medical information must be provided.

All participants must complete a Liability-Waiver (PDF) prior to the trip.

Cancellation Policy

Rental gear listed as provided above by Outback Adventures must be reserved and picked up at the Outback Rental Shop prior to the trip, during store hours. There is no extra charge.


Adventure travel has inherent risks of injury and/or death. These risks contribute to the "adventure" aspect of our trips. UCSD Outback Adventures and its employees assume no liability for any damages, loss, injury or death as a result of our trips. Some trips have a prerequisite fitness level, for which the participants are responsible. Any person participating in an Outback Adventures trip is personally responsible for his or her own safety.