Experience talks for us.

The Climbing Life Guides believes in importance of accredited certification and competent employees. Nelson Day, the lead guide and Director, currently holds the highest level of professional certification in all of Joshua Tree! We hire only AMGA certified guides and instructors that demonstrate a sincere interest in their profession.

The Climbing Life Guides is proud to offer an American Mountain Guide Association certification course and exam. We are an AMGA qualified provider of the Single Pitch Instructor curriculum. The AMGA is the United States representative to the IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Association). Being certified through the AMGA means you hold a credential that meets international guiding standards and accreditation.

Apart from certification courses, we also offer technical classes in Joshua Tree. Our classes include traditional gear placements, anchor building, lead climbing, rappelling, and movement techniques. Or, if you simply want to get out on the rock in Joshua Tree and have some fun, leave all the technical aspects to our certified guides. Our guides are happy to “show you the ropes”. Please see our Reservations page to reserve your guide and schedule your rock climbing adventure!