(435) 319-0313

Zion Area
Spring + Fall
1-3 Days

Big Wall Course

From: $975.00


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 Preperation
  • 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

1-4 $975

8.05% sales tax added at checkout

If you are booking online, please call the shop first to make sure the dates are available: 435-319-0313


3 Day Course

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.


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
  • 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

Multi Pitch Climbing