Rock Climbing Courses & Classes - Salt Lake City area, Utah

Outdoor Rock Climbing Clinic:

This clinic teaches the use of climbing equipment, safety, knots, communication, belaying and lowering, movement on rock, anchors, rappelling, rating system and recognition of outdoor hazards.


This clinic is a perfect introduction to the sport of rock climbing with an emphasis on safety, skills and fun. It's open to those who have never climbed, but also appropriate for people who have climbed occasionally, taken time off, moving outside from the gym, or wanting to safely top-rope with friends and family, and anyone seeking a solid rock climbing foundation or refresher.

Classes begin with a review of harness, knots and communication. We generally start on moderate rock routes and progress from there. Participants climb a variety of pitches enabling them to practice and improve movement techniques, including edging and smearing, stemming, jamming hands and feet, crimping, lie-backing, etc.

Rope management and technical skills will include learning to coil a rope, clip and unclip bolts, remove nuts and camming devices, and equalize and clean top-rope anchors. Participants will advance in their climbing, safety and technical skills.

Usual meeting time and place is 8 am at Big Cottonwood Park and Ride Lot. Finish is around 4 pm.

* No experience necessary for this class.

Doesn't fit your schedule?

Any of our pre-scheduled courses can be run as custom outings. If you're interested in a course but the dates don't fit your schedule please check out our custom guiding options.

How to Register:

Climbing at Reservoir Ridge

Climbing at Reservoir Ridge

Photography by Tyson Bradley

Course Details

2023 Dates

May 13, 2023 Saturday
June 3, 2023 Saturday
June 24, 2023 Saturday
July 16, 2023 Sunday
August 25, 2023 Friday
Sept 16, 2023 Saturday
Oct 7, 2023 Saturday


Full Day


Salt Lake City, Utah


$239 per person plus tax.

UMA reserves the right to cancel or shorten the clinic if fewer than 3 participants register.


Introductory. No experience necessary.

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Utah Mountain Adventures

P.O. Box 521809

Salt Lake City, Utah 84152-1809

Phone: (801) 550 3986

Fax: (801) 486 8505


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