(435) 319-0313

Zion Area
Spring + Fall
1-3 Days

Big Wall Course

From: $975.00

*Please call the office to book a trip @ 435-319-0313 as our online calendar is not always indicative of available dates.  Thank You!!

Zion Mountaineering School is the only Big Wall Climbing School in America. Learn safe and efficient Big Wall techniques from our AMGA Certified Rock Guide. The 2,500 foot tall Navajo Sandstone walls have been beckoning to climbers for decades.

Our 3 Day Big Wall Climbing Course is designed for the solid multi-pitch climber looking to learn the specialized skills needed to climb the Big Walls of Zion or Yosemite. Each day of instruction is approximately 7-9 hours (please note: this is not an overnight trip).   Our goal is to teach you how to be safe, efficient, and comfortable in the Big Wall environment.

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • Big Wall Anchors
  • Hauling
  • Route Planning and Preparation
  • Clean climbing techniques and minimizing impact
  • Self-Rescue
  • Leading
  • Cleaning vertical and traversing pitches
  • Ascending
  • Belay Management
  • Wall Camping and bivy setup
  • Route Finding

Price Per Person/Per Day= $385

3 Day Cost Per Person $1155 +tax

8.05% sales tax added at checkout

*Please call the office to book a trip @ 435-319-0313 as our online calendar is not always indicative of available dates.  Thank You!!


3 Day Course

Meet your guide each day of the course at your specified time and location as stated in your confirmation email. If you do not have any personal equipment, your guide will outfit you with the necessary technical equipment.

A short 1/2 mile hike will get you to the base. Enjoy the varied and fun rock that Southern Utah has to offer. Our instructional based guiding methods enables you to learn safe use of the equipment as well as proper climbing movement.



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: 3 L
  • Appropriate Clothing for the Season
  • Approach Shoes
  • Volleyball Knee Pads
  • Climbing Gloves
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
lead climbing course

Skills Needed To Know Prior

Refer to our Advanced Climbing Dictionary to prepare.

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
  • 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.

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

Please review our Cancellation Policy HERE

Multi Pitch Climbing