St George Rock Climb
he canyons surrounding St. George are growing in popularity among rock climbers. This southwestern corner of Utah contains some of the greatest variety of rock climbing opportunities in the country. The area surrounding St. George boasts over 1500 established climbing routes, all of them very unique and diverse. With so many established rock climbs, St. George is a perfect location for trading in your gym climbing skills for some real rock experience.
If you are a beginner don’t be intimidated, anyone who can climb a ladder can rock climb. There is no superhuman strength required and you don’t have to be in ideal shape to get started rock climbing; it is simply a matter of setting your feet and looking ahead to the next hold. To get started all you need are a few pieces of equipment such as a harness, a helmet, and shoes. Other important equipment include carabineers, and belays – the devices that make the ropes easier to use in team climbing and also helps secure solo climbers. Most of this equipment is available for rent. In St. George you can find a professional instructor who can teach you the fundamentals and take you out to some incredible climbs. Rock Climbing is fun for kids and adults and a guided climb makes a great family outing. Check with the following outfitters for information on gear rental and guided climbs:
Zion Rappelling and Rock Climbing provides guided climbs and repels in the nearby Zion National Park area.
Zion Rock & Mountain Guides
Offering "the most comprehensive guide service in Southern Utah," Zion Rock & Mountain Guides provides great guided tours and other resources created and run by experienced outdoor professionals who are passionate about Zion National Park.
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