(435) 319-0313

Zion Area
Year Round
2 Days

Intro To Climbing Course

From: $320.00

*Please call the office to book a trip @ 435-319-0313

 Our Intro To Climbing Course is the perfect course for beginners! You can’t go wrong climbing around Zion. Children from as young as 5 years old have crushed this course. This intro course offers you the comfort of going out with our AMGA certified climbing guide or an accomplished rock and alpine climber.  All of our local climbing guides are passionate rock climbers dedicated to Zion area and Southern Utah climbing. We look forward to sharing our knowledge of the area with you. Our passion is climbing and we truly enjoy sharing these beautiful cliffs with others. From sandstone to basalt and limestone, we have areas that are perfect for all ages and ability levels. 

During your Intro To Climbing Course you will learn the first things you need to know to become an accomplished rock climber. Our trips are FULL DAY trips that last for 6-7 hours per day which includes 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 a lunch. 

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

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.

Price Per Person/Per Day (2 day program pricing)

Note: We can offer a 1 day course.  Pricing would be the same as a 1 day Climbing trip. See our website for details.

1 $400
2+ $225

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!!


Day 1: 3-4 hours Day 2: 6-7 hours


Corner of HWY 9 & Kolob Terrace Road, Virgin UT

Meet your guide 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.

Day 1 is a half day program to cover all of the basics while Day 2 is a full day that will review everything learned the day before and focus on putting those skills into action.

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.


Half day beginner zion canyoneering

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
lead climbing course

Skills Needed To Know Prior

Visit our DICTIONARY and study up on our Beginner and Intermediate techniques and skills to get ready for your course.

Springdale, UT

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.

Booking, 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 #

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