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May through October
Mammoth Lakes is the location of the tour
Discover the joy of rock climbing amid the stunning landscapes of Eastern Sierra. This climbing course in California’s Mammoth Lakes is perfect for beginners and families eager to master fundamental skills like knot-tying, harness use, carabiner techniques, and belaying. Led by a private AMGA-trained and certified guide, you’ll explore the joys of rappelling, crack and face climbing, in top-notch climbing sites in the area. Whether you’re navigating volcanic tuff formations or tackling Yosemite-style granite, this customizable adventure offers ideal conditions for creating unforgettable memories. Opt for a full or half-day session, and rest assured, all the essential climbing gear is provided.
Master essential climbing skills, including knot-tying, harness use, and carabiner techniques, guided by AMGA instructors
Revel in the landscapes of Eastern Sierra, with climbing options ranging from volcanic tuff formations to granite walls
Experience hassle-free climbing with provided gear, ideal for beginners and families to explore rock climbing
Explore the thrilling world of rock climbing in the awe-inspiring Eastern Sierra with this customizable half-day course. Ideal for beginners and families, this adventure includes knot-tying, harness use, carabiner techniques, and belaying. Your private AMGA-certified guides will lead you to premier climbing sites such as Lakes Basin area, Horse Shoe Slabs, Rock Creek, Iris Slab, Benton Crags, June Lake North Shore Crag, and Clark Canyon. Learn essential skills in perfect conditions, all in just 3 hours!
3 hours is not enough time for you? We've got you covered with this full-day rock climbing adventure in Mammoth Lakes. Ideal for beginners and families, this extended experience allows you to delve deeper into climbing skills and explore more stunning Eastern Sierra locations. Gear up and make the most of your 7-hour escapade as you discover new heights in a spectacular setting.
My nephew and I have been mainly climbing indoors and wanted to learn from a certified intructor on outdoor climbing. Our instructor Aaron was awesome and really tailored the class based on what we wanted to learn and at our level of climbing. We told him a little bit of our background and he selected a great area for us to climb and taught us skills that we were looking to get out of the class. Overall it was a great experience and I think courses can definitely benefit all levels of climbers. Already looking forward to taking another course next year. Thanks for teaching us proper and safe techniques and can’t wait to get outside on our own!
Great climbing course! The trainer explained everything really well, also for my children and gave us great motivation. The landscape is great, from the rock you have a great overview of the lake. An absolutely recommended event for all age groups!
What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun day climbing in Mammoth Lakes, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.
Mammoth Lakes and surrounding areas provide plenty of options for beginner climbers. Whether you’ve never climbed before or are transitioning from the gym to outdoor climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!
While this tour is designed for beginners, Mammoth Lakes provide loads of routes for intermediate and advanced climbers as well. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your Mammoth Lakes rock climbing guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.
All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:
Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the sport and the season. May to June typically offers cool to mild temperatures, so pack layers and a light jacket. July and August bring warmer weather, so have sunscreen and breathable clothing on hand. In September and October, temperatures start to cool down again, so be prepared for cooler evenings. Remember that the weather can change quickly in mountainous areas, so having adaptable clothing is essential for comfort throughout your stay.
Group sizes and prices:
Rock climbing in Mammoth Lakes can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
To get to Mammoth Lakes, most people fly into Mammoth Yosemite Airport, which is 8 miles away from town. Another option is driving from cities like Fresno, Las Vegas, Sacramento, and Los Angeles. Keep in mind that driving from major cities to Mammoth Lakes can take you between 4 and 6 hours.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place and time to meet, whether that’s at the guide shop or a predetermined location. We suggest arriving in town the day before. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.
We highly recommend that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance. With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.
Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.
We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to.
If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!