Tree National Park is an ideal place to learn or to improve rock climbing
skills. A fantastic playground to discover and explore, it can bring
out the little kid in you, no matter what your age. The rock formations
delight the eye with their beautiful colors, textures and shapes, their
nooks and crannies, and cool, shady caves to rest out of the sun. The
climbing features are equally varied: slabs, chimneys, corners, cracks-you
can easily spend your vacation week here, and wish you had several more
to keep on poking around in the desert. In the evening, you return to
camp satisfied, tired and hungry. After a quick wash-up with solar-heated
water, you sit in a circle with your new friends, and enjoy a delicious,
home-cooked dinner prepared by our skilled camp chef and chief, Jan.
As the sun sets, warming the rocks' rich red and gold, you look forward
to a good night's sleep under the stars and another day of fun tomorrow.
For 8 years
Kathy has been running this rock climbing camp in cooperation with Adventures
in Good Company, an outdoor adventure company just for women. She
always looks forward to this week in the desert with girl friends, as
a highlight of her year.
is designed to introduce and/or refine rock climbing skills in a supportive,
fun group of women. An equally important goal is a chance to immerse
yourself in the unique beauty of the desert, with a well-run camp to
make life comfortable and pleasant. You truly get away from it all in
Joshua Tree, and at the same time have a chance to be very close to
the essential things in life: nature, physical activity, friendship,
food, drink, sleep, and peace.