Our Climbing Life.
“I want other people to experience the personal reward found in conquering fears and physical obstacles.”
--Nelson Day, founder of The Climbing Life Guides
The Climbing Life Guides, Inc. is a small rock climber guide owned business in Joshua Tree National Park specializing in guided rock climbing experiences tailored to its clients desires. However, don't let our size fool you, we are fully outfitted to handle large groups as well! Guided instruction in Joshua Tree is available for traditional climbing gear placements, rock climbing anchor building, leading rock climbing, rappelling, and general rock climbing movement efficiency and techniques. Or if you simply want to get out on the rock in Joshua Tree and have some fun and leave all the technical aspects to our guides, our guides will be happy to "show you the ropes". Please see our Reservations page to reserve your guide and schedule your rock climbing adventure!
The Climbing Life Guides believes in its guides. Nelson Day, the lead guide and owner, is currently the guide with the highest level of professional certification in all of Joshua Tree! All of our guides are company employees who receive benefits including worker's compensation insurance. Other guiding services hire guides as independent contractors who receive no company benefits. The Climbing Life Guides has been raising the bar as an employer in the guiding industry by compensating our guides with professional wages and expecting nothing less than 5 star professional guiding service from our employees. We not only believe in a superior product, but also in a superior employment situation for each guide employed in our service. We hire only qualified guides that demonstrate a sincere interest in their profession.