For adventurers seeking a thrill that involves scaling new heights and meeting new challenges — there is rock climbing. For those looking to gain footing in the sport, UClimb is hosting a two-day rock climbing event Oct. 20-21 in Joshua Tree, it was recently announced.
The organization teaches the skills needed to rock climb in a small group setting.
“Instructors will take small groups of amateur climbers to get hands-on experience while learning climbing techniques, how to use climbing gear, voice commands, knot tying, belaying and etiquette.,” according to a released statement.
Registration for the weekend event starts at $159 for youth 10 to 17 years old and $199 for adults.
Registration includes professional climbing instruction, camping at Joshua Tree Lake Campground on Friday and Saturday, transportation from the campground to the climbing areas, dinner on Saturday and a pancake breakfast on Sunday.
UClimb will also offer packages with basic climbing gear needed for the weekend including shoes, harness, belay device, helmet, locking carabineer and a chalk bag.
Gear packages are $289 for youth 10 to 17 years old and $329 for adults. Individuals can also register for event festivities without the climbing instruction for $49.
Children younger than 10 years old are not eligible for the professional climbing instruction but can attend for festivities at no cost.
To learn more or to register, call 800-829-2009 or visit www.uclimb.org.