Since 1985 Barron Adventures has offered professional rock climbing, hiking and camping instruction for those interested in mastering beginning through advanced climbing techniques. Our one-five day programs range from first time climbs for the novice to advanced training including protection placement and leadclimbing instruction. Classes are offered for groups and individual instruction. Guide to participant ratio is usually 4 to 1, not exceeding 6 to 1. As an organization we maintain utmost care regarding safety in all of our classes. No prior climbing experience is necessary. All that is required is a good attitude and desire to go for it. You will be amazed, bring a camera.
Private Group Classes
All our classes, events and programs may be set up for private groups. Discounts are available for groups and for individual weekday events.
All group climbing and camping equipment is provided. Due to proper fit and individual sizing, Rockclimbing Shoe rental is required. A detailed equipment list with suggested Rock Shoe rental locations will be sent out when you register.
You should be in fair physical shape, but you certainly don't need to be a great athelete. Regardless of your conditioning, you will be amazed at the level you will be able to climb with just a little instruction.
All rock climbing classes are normally held at Joshua Tree National Park during the winter, spring and fall, and Idyllwild in the San Jacinto Mountains during the summer. Camping and Hiking locations are usually in Southern and Central California. Detailed maps to the location with be sent upon registration.
To make your reservation, contact our office for a schedule of events. An application will be sent to you. Complete it and return it to us with the fee for the class or program. Overnight events require 50% deposit. Rockclimbing class payment must be received at least one week prior to event date. Reservations may also be made over the phone.
ROCK CLIMBING I &II
No previous experience is required. Basic class that gets you started on the rock. This class covers essentials -basic climbing techniques, equipment, knots, terminology, belaying and rappelling. Most of the day is spent climbing on the rock. Great for first timers or as a refresher course. Cost $85 (see calendar for dates)
INTERMEDIATE I &Il
After reviewing fundamentals, these classes move on to harder climbs more knots and different belaying techniques. Climbing and rappelling skills on slab, face and crack routes. Inter. II begins intro to protection placement and anchoring systems. $85
Available for anyone who has completed our Rock Climbing I class or equivalent. Classes are focused primarily on climbing only with less instruction. We climb an abundance of classic routes. A full day of numerous climbs on face, slab and crack. Climbing intensive. $95
PRIVATE INSTRUCTION AND GUIDING
Private instruction and guiding is available for individuals and for group classes weekdays and weekends. Per day cost: One person $210, Two persons $115 ea., Three $95 ea., Four or more $85 ea.
A full day of climbing various multipitch routes. Training in rope management, multi pitch belay techniques, communication, safe retreats, and route finding. The majority of the day will be spent doing intensive climbing. Maximum 3 participants. $95
TOP ROPING & ANCHORS
Review fundamentals of protection function, and placement. Then learn top rope setups using natural and artificial protection, various anchor equalizing methods and anchor systems at several different site locations. Most of the day will be spent setting up and climbing on your own top rope anchors. Max 4 participants. $85
PLACEMENT & ANCHORS
Training in leading fundamentals. Practice placement and removal with all types of protection devices; chocks, hexes, passive and spring loaded cams, etc. Also covered is design and installation of various belay anchor systems and belay techniques, and while top rope protected, leading and cleaning your own pitches. Max 3 participants. $95
SPECIALTY CLASSES AND PROGRAMS
Spend the entire day making easy ascents and multiple rappells. Practice your skills rappelling from several different rappel locations and heights. A great spectacular day descending ropes in Joshua Tree National Park. No experience required, all equipment provided. Bring your camera. Minimum 4 participants $75
GROUP RAPPELLING EVENTS are available for sizes from 8 to 200.
3 AND 5 DAY ROCK CLIMBING SEMINARS
Concentrated climbing instruction for beginners through the basics and beyond, or specially designed programs to meet your rock climbing needs. $325 - 3 day, $425 - 5 day Max 3 participants
CLIMBING PHOTOS / HERO SHOTS
This day is dedicated to climbing classic routes and getting that dramatic photo of yourself climbing a great route. Be photographed from dynamic angles to get that incredible shot to put on the wall. Bring a camera. Req. Rock Climbing I class or equiv. $85
FAMILY CLIMB/DESERT ADVENTURE
Designed for the entire family from ages 4-84. Activities will include climbing and rappelling, a nature walk to a natural lake (haven to local wildlife) and exploring an Indian Ceremonial Site in Joshua Tree National Park. One or two days, camping is available. $65 one day $100 two days
MT. WHITNEY Mountaineers Route
Climb the highest peak in the contiguous United States-Mt. Whitney 14,495', via the Mountaineers Route first climbed by John Muir in 1875. Avoiding the crowded Whitney Trail known as "the mule way", we spend four days hiking through pristine, remote sierra forests, camping near beautiful alpine lakes, and ascend the mountaineers couloir on the north side of Whitney's spectacular East Face. 4 days Includes: meals, group equipment, permits. $290
MT. WHITNEY East Face Route
This famous technical climb of Whitney's awesome East Face Route begins as the Mountaineer's with a two day approach to optimize acclimatization. Rising before daybreak on the third day we rope-up and begin our technical ascent. Descent is via the Mountaineer's Route. Previous multi-pitch climbing required. Maximum 3 participants $350
A techical ascent of the spectacular 1000' Southern California rock pinnacle. A great rock climbing achievement. The route will be chosen according to the groups climbing level. Must have previous multi-pitch experience. Maximum 3 participants. $100
SAN GORGONIO SNOW & SUMMER ASCENTS
This two day climb ascends the highest mountain in Southern California. San Gorgonio, (Old Greyback) 11,502', is a great winter mountaineering challenge and summer ascent. Although only two hours from L.A., once on the trail you are enveloped in a perfect remote wilderness. Instruction in Winter and Summer cross country travel and camping skills.No experience neccessary. Includes group gear, permits, and meals. $145
SAN JACINTO WINTER SNOW ASCENT
After ascending the Palms Springs Aerial Tramway, we travel across the snowfields using ice axes, and depending on conditions either crampons or snowshoes, to the summit, 10,800". A great winter mountaineering adventure. Instruction on snowtravel, ice axe and crampon/snowshoe training. No experience required. $75
INTERNATIONAL GUIDED CLIMBS
Each year Barron Adventures guides group climbs to the summits of major peaks around the globe.
Mount Kilimanjaro 19,340 feet, rises majestically from the rolling plains of Tanzania, close to the Indian Ocean. From hot savanna through rainforest jungle and afro-alpine moors, to the barren and glaciated 3-1/2 mile high peak. It's the highest mountain in Africa and one of the largest free standing mountains in the world. Climbing Kilimanjaro is the great challenge for almost every trekker and mountaineer, and only a dream to most. We ascend the non-technical Marangu Route, suitable for strong hikers, and overnight in A-frame huts along the way. Native porters carry all gear and prepare all meals. You carry only a day pack with your coat, water bottle, camera, etc..