Joshua Tree offers over 8,000 climbing routes and 2,000 boulder problems, providing a challenge for climbers of all levels! Known for its crack, slab, and steep face climbing routes it has become a popular destination over the years, especially during the winter months. Considering it is a popular destination, make sure to plan ahead! While campsites are abundant they can often fill up quickly. For those who are new to climbing at Joshua Tree, you may choose to hire a guide from the local area. Should you choose to spend the day with a guide, just ensure that your guide has the highest levels of rock guiding certifications through the PCGI, AMGA, or similar organizations. Whether you are with a guide or adventuring on your own, make sure to practice Leave No Trace Principles and contribute to the preservation of this beautiful park! You can read more about Leave No Trace principles here as well as Joshua Tree’s specific climbing guidelines here. With the summer months already here, be sure to plan accordingly for the heat and hydrate appropriately!