(435) 319-0313

SW Utah
Year Round
Easy- Moderate
3-4 HRS

Half Day Zion Rock Climbing

From: $350.00

Overview & Pricing

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


Half-day ZMS rock climbing is a great way to experience the local stone. Learn to climb with Zions’ Only Comprehensive Guide Service & Instructional School. All Trips & Courses are Private & Custom. Our passion is climbing and we truly enjoy sharing these beautiful cliffs with others.

On the ZMS half day rock climbing trip, enjoy the comfort of going out with either one of our AMGA Certified Climbing Guides, or highly accomplished Rock and Alpine climbers. Our guides have an extensive knowledge of the climbing in the Zion area and beyond. If you are on a road trip, don’t forget to stop by the shop for route recommendations.

Climbing in the Zion area is a great way to get off the beaten path and enjoy the varied rock of this area. The dry desert air allows for enjoyable climbing in any season. That’s why it’s easy to find solace in the shade during the summer months or stay warm in sun during the cooler ones. Our guides are passionate climbers that love sharing climbing with climbers new to the sport and experienced leaders. From sandstone to basalt and limestone, we have areas that are perfect for All Ages & All Ability Levels. This hour outing is great option for families and couples. 

Note: As directed by the Superintendent, paid guiding for canyoneering and climbing trips is not permitted within Zion National Park. All trips and courses are done outside of the park in beautiful locations. Details will be given when you call to book your course or trip.

What to Expect:

  • 3-4  hour outing
  • Climbs 30-150 ft in length
  • Instruction on basic climbing techniques and equipment
  • Climbs with a range of difficulty and styles

Price Per Person:

1 $350
2 $180
3 $170
4 $155
5 $145
6+ $135
Call for Group Rates

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!!

Half Day Itinerary: 3-4 hrs

Meet Up Location:

Corner of HWY 9 & Kolob Terrace Road, Virgin UT

What to Expect:

  • 3-4 hour outing
  • Climbs 30-150 ft in length
  • Instruction on basic climbing techniques and equipment
  • Climbs with a range of difficulty and styles

Once your trip is booked by calling our office at 435-319-0313, you will receive an emailed receipt of payment.  In addition, a confirmation email will be sent detailing the date of the trip, meet up-location, start time and what to bring. It will also include a link for the liability waivers. Each member of the trip needs to complete prior to the trip.

From the meet-up location, you will follow your guide out to one of our various climbing walls for the day.

If you do not have any personal equipment, your guide will outfit you with the necessary technical equipment.

A short hike will get you to the base. From there, we will begin our trip that will include climbs 30-150 feet in length utilizing 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.

We will then hike back to your car to complete the trip.

We are confident that you will have a safe and memorable experience that will last a lifetime.




Half day beginner zion canyoneering

Gear Needed/Provided

Gear ZMS can Provide

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

Gear You Provide

  • Food: snacks, sandwiches, apples oranges etc.
  • Water: 1-2 L
  • Appropriate Clothing for the Season
  • Backpack
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
lead climbing course

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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, rent a car,  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.

Waivers & Cancellation

Cost Includes

  • AMGA Certified and/or highly accomplished rock and alpine climber guides with over 10 years of experience
  • Technical Equipment

Not Included

  • Food & Water
  • Guide Gratuity


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 office to book your trip at 435-319-0313.

Please leave a text or voice message if we are unable to take your call and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please leave the following information: Name, Type of trip, Dates, #of people in your group, Phone #

Please note that the online calendar is not always indicative of actual availability. If you tried to book online, our website will ask that you call our office to confirm if the date is available.

Medical and Liability Waiver

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

Cancellation Policy:

Unless arrangements are made, payments are due in full at the time you book your trip. Zion Mountain School does everything in their power to ensure trips run as planned.

If for any reason Zion Mountain School cannot run a trip as scheduled, we will offer a full refund or reschedule your planned event.
If you need to cancel your trip more than 30 days out, Zion Mountain School offers a full refund minus a 10% administrative fee.

Once within the 30 day window, but more than 48 hours before the trip, Zion Mountain School will refund 75% of the trip cost. The remaining 25% can be used as credit for future trips with ZMS. This credit is valid for two years.

Non-emergency cancellations less than 48 hours of your trip, are non-refundable.

Multi Pitch Climbing