Have you been climbing a lot indoors and feel ready to move outside? This course is meant to bridge the gap between indoor and outdoor climbing, providing the knowledge and skills necessary to feel safe and comfortable in a new environment. We will cover climbing technique specific to the locations we go to each day along with reading a route outside, where the holds don’t usually stick out like they do in the gym. We will also talk about building and cleaning bolt anchors safely.

The large number of sport climbing crags in the Eastern Sierra make it possible to climb in a different location and on a different rock type each day. However, we will endeavor to be flexible and take into account the weather conditions, other climbers and your personal desires in choosing the day’s itineraryamerican_mountain_guides_association


We value the professional training provided by the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) and your guides will be AMGA certified or involved in the certification process.


good-great-awesome mammoth-area-rock-climbsThe best guidebooks are “The Good, The Great and the Awesome” by Peter Croft or Mammoth Area Rock Climbs.
Get them from Maximus Press

We highly recommend that you spend at least one night at moderate altitude (higher than 8,000 feet) just prior to the trip. Spending a night in Mammoth would do the trick. Please refer to our Planning for Success info sheet for more info.

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