Wasatch Rock Climbing

From $106 per Person

We offer this adventure through our partner, Wasatch Mountain Guides

Half and Full Day Rock Climbing for All Levels

Salt Lake City is known for having some of the best access to recreation in the country. Mountains and trailheads about a bustling city, complete with an international airport for those eager to pursue any mountain adventure. The access is what has attracted mountain guides and professional athletes for years. It is what also sets it apart as a launching pad for rock climbing and alpine pursuits since many of our guides train here for bigger objectives.

Be it a goal of climbing Everest, or just learning to tie in and rock climb for the first time. The Wasatch Mountains of Utah combined with our team of guides can provide mentorship and progression for climbing any range in any condition.

For those looking for a break from work, we offer half day climbing trips in Little or Big Cottonwood Canyon.


BBE offers guided summer programs for all ability levels from the absolute beginner climber through to the seasoned multi-pitch trad expert or ultra-trail runner, and has tailor-made each AND every one of our introductory, technical, custom and education rock climbing programs here in the Wasatch Range, to allow the absolute max enjoyment of the incredibly diversity to be found in extraordinary home. The Wasatch Range offers a wide variety of climbing, and all types of rock, in one place! Climbers will discover a huge diversity of options, from easy slabs, and fun cracks, to steep and overhanging cruxes. There is no other climbing destination in the USA that offers such a diversity of climbing in a small area: we encounter both granite, quartzite AND limestone in the Big and Little Canyon, so it is no wonder climbers come here to experience the Wasatch’s truly incredible climbs.

Our rock climbing courses expose new climbers to fundamental climbing skills that are difficult to learn in the gym. Whether you’re progressing toward becoming an independent outdoor climber or you just want to be comfortable assessing others use of climbing anchors and single pitch systems, BBE’s courses will teach you the skills and have you put them to use. Our kid’s rock climbing clinics allow us to spend time outside and expend some of that extra energy! Developing new skills that demand responsibility and safety.

At BBE we combine extensive qualifications with decades of accrued experience, combined with a deep-held understanding and love for nature, and a dedication to protecting the wilderness areas we visit. Come and experience the perfect adventure this summer in this pristine environment.

Full Day Guided Rock Climbing Adventure

Take Your Time

  • Full-Day outings, allow for the time to hike to routes that provide incredible solitude, and explore the longer climbs of the area.

Time to Cover intermediate to advanced topics

  • We are able to take the time to cover intermediate to advanced topics, such as speed vs time-efficiency, belaying strategies, and descending longer routes.

Explore Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon

The Cottonwood Canyons have literally everything you can think of, and more! Slabs, cracks, steeps and overhangs, and our unique diversity of rock from granite, quartzite to limestone. Some walls in Little Cottonwood Canyon reach 1,100ft feet in height and offer up to 10 pitches! Grades vary from 5.4 to 5.11, and some of our favorites include:

  • West Slabs (10 pitches, 5.5)
  • Steort’s Ridge (three pitches, 5.6)
  • Schoolroom (five pitches, 5.6)
  • Outside Corner (four pitches 5.7)
  • Tingey’s Terror (seven pitches, 5.7)
  • Pentapitch (three to five pitches, 5.8)
  • The Dorsal Fin (three pitches, 5.10d)
  • Triple Overhangs (four pitches, 5.10a)
  • Stiffler’s Mom (seven pitches, 5.11a)

... just to name a few. There are hundreds more to discover!


  • 1:1 $525 ($550 weekend)
  • $50 each additional climber, 4 maximum.
  • Client to Guide Ratio: Max 4:1
  • Duration: 6-8 hours

Half Day Guided Rock Climbing Adventure

4-Hour Bookings

  • Our half-day trips run approximately four hours with flexible meeting times throughout the day.

No Experience Required

  • There is no experience required, as our guides will handle all the instruction for new climbers.

Experienced Climbings Should Know

  • For the more seasoned climber, rest assured that even with a half day of climbing we can get on the highest quality, full-value routes in the Wasatch Range. Some approaches can take as little as a minute. Climbing with a guide who’s intimately familiar with the area really is a no brainer!


  • 1:1 $275 ($300 weekend)
  • $50 each additional climber, 4 maximum.
  • Client to Guide Ratio: Max 4:1
  • Duration: 4 hours

Rock Climbing Adventure


Group Size: 
1-4 people

Half or full day

Beginner to Advanced, good fitness encouraged

Activities: Rock Climbing

Season: 4/15/23-10/30/23

Pricing (per person)

Pricing is a typical estimate, final quote will be provided after receiving your inquiry.

Half-day / 1 Person $275 (Weekends $300)

Half-day / 2 Persons $163 (Weekends $188)

Half-day / 3 Persons $125 (Weekends $150)

Half-day / 4 Persons $106 (Weekends $131)

Full-day / 1 Person $525 (Weekends $550)

Full-day / 2 Persons $288 (Weekends $313)

Full-day / 3 Persons $208 (Weekends $233)

Full-day / 4 Persons $169 (Weekends $194)

“Why not make the best investment you can?”

“I have been climbing big mountains for 20+ years. Having been on multiple Himalayan expeditions, I will never consider another guide or outfitter other than BBE moving forward. They lead the pack from a logistics, infrastructure, food quality, personal attention, and safety perspective by a WIDE margin. Willie is not only an extraordinarily strong, capable, seasoned guide, but he is also a great expedition leader and teammate who manages to keep the atmosphere light, fun, and inclusive despite the serious nature of Himalayan climbing. Most of us only have one chance at Everest. Why not make the best investment you can, choose BBE! ”

–James Walkley

Everest Expedition