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SW Utah
Year Round
Moderate- Strenuous
2-3 Days

Lead Climbing Course

From: $320.00


Our Lead Climbing Course is designed for the intermediate climber looking to begin lead climbing. You can enjoy the comfort of going out with our AMGA Certified Rock Climbing Guide. This course will focus on the skills and techniques needed to climb both bolted and traditional routes. This is a personalized course for the solid top-rope climber wanting to take their climbing to the next level. With Zion Mountaineering School, you can feel confident that you’re getting the best instruction in the area. ZMS is home to the only active AMGA Certified rock climbing guide in Southern Utah.

During the Lead Climbing Course we’ll teach you the things you need to know to become an accomplished lead climber. You should expect to be out anywhere from 7-9 hours. There will be some light hiking (under 1 hour) so wear comfortable hiking shoes. Your guide will provide you with all the needed gear prior to your trip. Just remember to bring plenty of water and some snacks or lunch.

We want to accommodate you, so all our trips are private. As a result, the start time can be adjusted around your travel plans and you will never be grouped with others unless requested.

Price Per Person

1 $320.00
2 $190.00
3 $165.00
4 $155.00
5 $145.00
6 $135.00
7 $125.00
8+ Call for Group Rates

7.65% sales tax added at checkout


Half Day Itinerary: 4-5 hrs

Meet your guide at your specified time, stated in your confirmation email, at our Store Location in the center of Springdale, UT. If you do not have any personal equipment, your guide will outfit you with the necessary technical equipment.

Depending on the size of your group, you will either get in one of our guide vehicles or your larger group will follow your guide/s out to one of our various climbing walls for the day.

If you are driving to Vegas after your trip, you will follow your guide out to your location, and drive to the airport directly from the climbing wall.

A short 1/2 Mile hike will get you to the base. Enjoy the varied and fun rock that Southern Utah has to offer. We don’t simply tie you into a rope and say good luck. Our instructional based guiding methods enables you to learn safe use of the equipment as well as proper climbing movement.

Hike back to the car, and we will be happy to drop you off at your hotel or back to your car parked at our Store.


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Gear Needed/Provided

Gear ZMS can Provide

  • Climbing Shoes
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Locking Carabiner
  • Belay/Rappel Device
  • Dynamic Climbing Rope
  • Backpack

Gear You Provide

  • Food: snacks, sandwiches, apples oranges etc.
  • Water: 2-3 L
  • Appropriate Clothing for the Season
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
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Skills Needed To Know Prior

Please study up before your course and use our rock climbing dictionary to get yourself ready. Click HERE

Springdale, UT Getting Here

Springdale, UT is located in the heart of Zion Canyon. ZMS is located in the heart of Springdale, UT.

  • 2.5 Hours to Vegas (We are an hour ahead of Vegas)
  • 4.5 Hours from Salt Lake City
  • 45 minutes from Saint George, UT


Best option is to fly into Vegas, NV,  and either drive or hire a shuttle to drop you off in Springdale, UT.


Both the town of Springdale and Zion National Park offer free propane powered shuttle systems that can drop you off in town or at any spot in the main canyon. This enables you to travel to the area without need of renting a car.

Costs, Booking, & Cancellation

Cost Includes

  • AMGA Certified Guide/s
  • Technical Equipment Needed
  • Transportation to & from Climbing Area (dependent on group #)
  • As a 1% For the Planet Member, a 1% Donation from your Total Trip Cost is made to Environmental non-Profits focused on conservation & preservation

Not Included

  • Food & Water
  • Guide Gratuity

Registration & Cancellation

Advanced registration is required to secure your private guide. We have a limited amount of guides and book up regularly. Feel free to call our store during business hours to book, or simply book online if you’re ready to secure your date.

All participants must read and fill out our Online Medical Waiver & Liability Waiver HERE

Please review our Cancellation Policy HERE

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