5 Reasons to Try Rock Climbing in Moab Utah

By 7/27/2021 09:18:00 AM

Moab is widely regarded to be one of the best rock climbing and canyoneering destinations in the world. The Moab Adventure Center offers visitors the choice of joining group excursions or private adventures for both rock climbing and canyoneering.

What is the difference between rock climbing and canyoneering?

Rock climbers use the textures, bumps and cracks in the rock walls (and may wear special shoes) to go up a rock wall. Once they reach the top they descend with the rope and harness back to the horizontal ground.

Canyoneers slide or rappel down into canyons and grottoes where only a rope can give them access. Often there are multiple descents through a given canyon.

“What these nail-biting exercises have in common is helping people move outside of their comfort zones. Getting to the top is the only thing that matters,” said Cort Wright, General Manager of the Moab Adventure Center.

Not sure if canyoneering or rock climbing is for you? You might reconsider after reading Wright's "Five Reasons to Try Rock Climbing in Moab"

It Builds Self Confidence

Conquering something you never thought possible will bring an exhilaration you never imagined you could feel. And just consider the bragging rights (and photos) that will impress friends and family while reminding you of how great you are!

Rock Climbing Builds Trust

Your guides will keep the rope tight while coaching you up toward the goal. It takes two, and that's pretty reassuring. Guided outings provide a perfect setting to start climbing.

It's a Total Body Workout

Your heart will beat stronger, your legs and toes will flex and tighten, your fingers and hands will grip firmly on each bump and crag. When you're done, you can rest at the bottom while cheering on others in your group.

It Trains Your Focus

Every climb, on every wall, presents a new way to make your way up to the top. It's problem-solving in a fun and exciting way that is hard to re-create with other outdoor pursuits.

It's a Ton of Fun and a Natural High

Getting outdoors in a place like Moab, Utah, is fun; being there with a group of like-minded individuals is fun; discovering something new about yourself and sharing that experience with others is fun.

Ready to take your family on an adventure on Moab?

The per-person rate for The Ultimate Moab Canyoneering Adventure is $110 ($95 for ages 10-12). Guests learn how to rappel 90’ into a secluded grotto and then drop 120’ off a natural bridge to a spring below. The experience is finished off with a 3.5-mile hike along a stream through a hidden canyon on the way back out to the Colorado River.

Included are all required gear and safety equipment, guided instruction, snacks and water, and transfers to and from the canyoneering site.

For details, visit - www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-canyoneering

The per person rate for Moab Rock Climbing Introduction is $110 ($95 for ages 5-12). Participants at all skill levels learn through guided instruction how to improve face and crack climbing techniques, how to use and care for equipment, the techniques of knot and rope work, and basic belaying and descending.

This can help transition climbers from a climbing gym to real rock or even offer the ideal first experience for someone who has never tried rock climbing. A variety of routes and a relaxed atmosphere allow guests to progress at their own pace.

For details, visit - www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-rock-climbing

About the Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center, the go-to specialists in everything to do in Moab, bundles assorted activities and lodging to maximize the enjoyment of Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park.

Moab Adventure Center is at the epicenter of nature-themed adventure, promising activities that include rafting, jet boating, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, mountain biking, and hot air ballooning. Hummer safaris, rock climbing, canyoneering, and horseback riding are popular.

Many of these activities are conducted with guides, an arrangement that helps people understand where they can move through the backcountry with the least impact possible.

To learn more, visit - www.moabadventurecenter.com

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