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Arizona Climbing and Adventure School is a unique opportunity for individuals to experience the spirit, courage and exploration of the Southwest. It is an initiation into the unexpected, a chance to accomplish something very exciting and to discover strengths you never knew you had. Additionally, the Arizona Climbing and Adventure School provides education in wilderness skills and working effectively with others.

To achieve a high learning curve among our students we keep our groups small in size. We consider the impact on the safety and flexibility of the group above all. Everyone knows that large groups and large student-to-instructor ratios are what make money for a guide service. But we feel that groups and ratios compromise the safety, enjoyment and success of individual participants. Better for you and better for us.

Having smaller groups also means you receive more attention and guidance from our professionals when you need it the most.

The skills you must learn in order to safely and ecologically negotiate the terrain, climate and altitude in which our courses are offered include:

• safety skills for travel through rigorous terrain.

• how to pack a backpack.

• physical fitness

• competence with map and compass, gps, route selection, navigation.

• rope use and knot tying, bowline, water knot, square knot, clove hitch, half hitch, figure eight

• basic first aid so that every student can handle reasonable emergencies and recognizes and aid in treating illness related to altitude, hypothermia, fatigue.

• rescue preparedness

• rock climbing, belaying, backpacking, canyoneering, rappelling, anchors.

• campcraft including minimum impact camping, ecological considerations, wilderness cooking, food selection and nutrition.

• water purification, hygiene and sanitation.

• care of equipment, ropes, clothing, packs, etc.

• environmental stewardship and Leave No Trace (LNT) techniques.

• safety from storms, flash floods and lightning.

Fall, Winter, Spring and early Summer courses are held near Scottsdale, Prescott, Mt. Lemmon and Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP - which has its own site and calender). Areas we climb at are weather dependent.

Summer and Fall courses are held near Prescott, and Mt. Lemmon (which has its own calendar).

Note: Discounts only apply to scheduled dates below


january

..beginner I – 7, 14. 28
..beginner II – 8, 15, 29
..indoor to real rock – 21-22

..beginner III – 21-22

july

..beginner I – 1, 8
..beginner II – 2, 9
..indoor to real rock – 15-16

..beginner III – 22-23

february

..beginner I – 4, 11, 25
..beginner II – 5, 12, 26
..indoor to real rock – 18-19

..beginner III – 18-19

august

..beginner I – 19, 26
..beginner II – 20, 27
..indoor to real rock – 26-27

..beginner III – 26-27

march

..beginner I – 4, 11, 18
..beginner II – 5, 12, 19
..indoor to real rock – 25-26

..beginner III – 25-26

september

..beginner I – 16, 23
..beginner II – 17, 24
..indoor to real rock – 23-24

..beginner III – 23-24

april

..beginner I – 1, 8, 15
..beginner II – 2, 9, 16
..indoor to real rock – 22-23

..beginner III – 29-30

october

..beginner I – 14, 21
..beginner II – 15, 22
..indoor to real rock – 14-15

..beginner III – 28-29

may

..beginner I – 6, 13
..beginner II – 7, 14
..indoor to real rock – 13-14

..beginner III – 27-28

november

..beginner I – 4, 11
..beginner II – 5, 12
..indoor to real rock – 18-19

..beginner III – 25-26

june

..beginner I – 3, 10
..beginner II – 4, 11
..indoor to real rock – 17-18

..beginner III – 24-25

december

..beginner I – 2, 9
..beginner II – 3, 10
..indoor to real rock – 16-17

..beginner III – 16-17



january

..intermediate – 21-22

july

..intermediate – 1-2

february

...intermediate 25-26

august

..intermediate – 26-27

march

..intermediate – 8-9

september

..intermediate – 23-24

april

..intermediate – 15-16

october

..intermediate – 14-15

may

..intermediate – 13-14

november

..intermediate – 11-12

june

..intermediate – 3-4

december

..intermediate – 2-3



january

..sport lead – 28-29

..trad lead – 21-22

july

..sport lead – 15-16

..trad lead – 22-24

february

..sport lead – 18-19

..trad lead – 25-26

august

..sport lead – 19-20

..trad lead – 1-2, 26-27

march

..sport lead – 18-19

..trad lead – 25-26

september

..sport lead – 16-17

..trad lead – 23-24

april

..sport lead – 15-16
..trad lead – 22-23

october

..sport lead – 14-15

..trad lead – 28-29

may

..sport lead – 13-14

..trad lead – 27-28

november

..sport lead – 18-19

..trad lead – 25-26

june

..sport lead – 17-18

..trad lead – 24-25

december

..sport lead – 2-3

..trad lead – 30-31



january

..rappelling & anchors – 14-15
..basic anchors – 14
..extensive anchors – 21-23

..just rappelling14

july

..rappelling & anchors – 15-16
..basic anchors – 16
..extensive anchors – 22-23

..just rappelling15

february

..rappelling & anchors – 25-26
..basic anchors – 25
..extensive anchors – 18-19

..just rappelling11

august

..rappelling & anchors – 5-6
..basic anchors – 6
..extensive anchors – 26-27

..just rappelling5

march

..rappelling & anchors – 4-5,
..and 11-12
..basic anchors – 11
..extensive anchors – 18-19

..just rappelling12

september

..rappelling & anchors – 16-17
..basic anchors – 16
..extensive anchors – 23-24

..just rappelling17

april

..rappelling & anchors – 15-16
..basic anchors – 15
..extensive anchors – 22-23

..just rappelling1

october

..rappelling & anchors – 14-15
..basic anchors – 14
..extensive anchors – 21-22

..just rappelling15

may

..rappelling & anchors – 13-14
..basic anchors – 14
..extensive anchors – 20-21

..just rappelling13

november

..rappelling & anchors – 11-12
..basic anchors – 12
..extensive anchors – 18-19

..just rappelling11

june

..rappelling & anchors – 17-18
..basic anchors – 18
..extensive anchors – 24-25

..just rappelling17

december

..rappelling & anchors – 9-10
..basic anchors – 10
..extensive anchors – 16-17

..just rappelling9



january

..multi-pitch – 21-22

july

..multi-pitch – 15-16

february

..multi-pitch – 25-26

august

..multi-pitch – 19-20

march

..multi-pitch – 11-12

september

..multi-pitch – 23-24

april

..multi-pitch – 15-16

october

..multi-pitch – 14-15

may

..multi-pitch – 6-7

november

..multi-pitch – 4-5

june

..multi-pitch – 3-4

december

..multi-pitch – 9-10



january

..self-rescue – 21-22


july

..self-rescue – 22-23


february

..self-rescue – 11-12

august

..self-rescue – 12-13

march

..self-rescue – 18-19


september

..self-rescue – 23-24


april

..self-rescue – 15-16

october

..self-rescue – 14-15

may

..self-rescue – 20-21


november

..self-rescue – 18-19


june

..self-rescue – 17-18

december

..self-rescue – 16-17



january

..yoga & climbing – 28-29

july

..yoga & climbing – 29-30

february

..yoga & climbing – 11-12

august

..yoga & climbing – 19-20

march

..yoga & climbing – 18-19
..Joshua Tree workshop – 1-3

september

..yoga & climbing – 23-24
..Joshua Tree workshop – 12-14

april

..yoga & climbing – 15-16
..Joshua Tree workshop – 11-13
october

..yoga & climbing – 14-15
..Joshua Tree workshop – 10-12
may

..yoga & climbing – 6-7
..Joshua Tree workshop – 16-18

november

..yoga & climbing – 7-9
..Joshua Tree workshop – 14-16

june

..yoga & climbing – 10-11
..Joshua Tree workshop – 13-15
december

..yoga & climbing – 9-10
..Joshua Tree workshop – 12-14



july
2017

..beginner –
FULL
..intermediate – FULL
..technical – FULL

january
2018

..beginner – 28 - 30
..intermediate – 28 - 31
..technical – 28 - 31

august
2017

..beginner – 28 - 30
..intermediate – 28 - 31
..technical – 28 - 31

february
2018

..beginner – 2 - 4
..intermediate – 2 - 5
..technical – 2 - 5

september
2017

..beginner – 17 - 19
..intermediate – 17 - 20
..technical – 17 - 20

march
2018

..beginner – 8 - 10
..intermediate – 8 - 11
..technical – 8 - 11

october
2017

..beginner – 8 - 10
..intermediate – 8 - 11
..technical – 8 - 11

april
2018

..beginner – 5 - 7
..intermediate – 5 - 8
..technical – 5 - 8

november
2017

..beginner – 12 - 14
..intermediate – 12 - 15
..technical – 12 - 15

may
2018

..beginner – 4 - 6
..intermediate – 4 - 7
..technical – 4 - 7

december
2017

..beginner – 3 - 5
..intermediate – 3 - 6
..technical – 3 - 6

june
2018

..beginner – 1 - 3
..intermediate – 1 - 4
..technical – 1 - 4




The Grand Canyon State!
In Arizona, the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World exists among lush desert landscapes, crystal-clear waters and breathtaking mountain peaks. From small communities to one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, Arizona offers travelers unique experiences packed with hospitality, adventure, and stunning sights.

Arizona is purported to have more exposed rock than any other state in the US. We have granite, dacite, basalt, limestone, gneiss, monzonite, welded tuff, and a thousand other kinds of the hard stuff.

From the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and Paradise Forks in the north, to the crags of Granite Mountain, the Superstitions, and Queen Creek, and finally south to Mount Lemmon and Cochise Stronghold, we have it all! Cracks of all sizes, wide, thin, edges, pockets, jugs, sport, trad, bouldering, big walls, no approach, big hike...whatever you're psyched about! The one thing we're a little short on in most areas is crowds, but that's a good thing.

We also have the best year 'round climbing possibilities in the country with crags at just about every elevation imaginable. Between that and the large percentage of sunny days, there ain't a whole lot more you could ask for!




To sign up for a course call or email us to check availability. If a course is open click on the On-line Application Form or go to our application and map (meeting point) site, print out both the Application (PDF), Map and Waiver. Fill out the application and fax or mail it to us (don't fax the waiver, just bring it the day of your course).

Note: *Summer courses start at 6:00 a.m. - October thru April Bouldering & Rappelling courses start at 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 depending upon weather at the designated pick-up point. Call us the day before your course starts to verify start time. Bring your own snacks, lunch, water, sunblock and wear appropriate clothing. Camera (disposable), writing pad and pen are recommended.
*Summer courses - May 1 thru September 30.




liability
Although we spare no effort to assure a safe program, we can assume no responsibility for your safety or loss of personal equipment. In a sport of this nature an element of risk is inherent and beyond human control. A signed release (waiver) will be required of all participants. A parent or guardian release is required for students under the age of 18. These can be obtained in advance by contacting our office or downloading from our website.




Our select staff are certified outdoor guides and have received extensive training from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Outward Bound Wilderness (OBW). the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI), Climb Smart! and Leave No Trace (LNT) or are members and partners of the American Alpine Club, Arizona Mountain Group Association, American Safe Climbing Association and Access Fund. They follow strict procedural guidelines and safety protocols set by these institutes and by the Arizona Climbing and Adventure School (ACAS).