A Day on the Rocks

If you’re looking to spend a day climbing, we are here to help! It doesn’t matter if you have never climbed before or if you have years of experience. We can fill the day with routes at your skill level, showing you what we have to offer in the Eastern Sierra. This is a great day for individuals or families.


Our scheduled one-day programs take place in the Mammoth area in the summer and fall and the Bishop area during the colder months. Some of our options, depending on weather, are Benton Crags, Clark Canyon, the Buttermilks and Rock Creek.



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



Return to SMC Rock Climbing School

While you may know the basics, we will still review them and make sure that we are all talking the same language.

Once we have all of those skills squared away we will get into the climbing. We plan to start off at an easy level then slowly upping the level, pushing you some as you develop new skills.

Along the way, we will talk about:

  • Climbing Equipment
  • Belaying and equipment handling skills
  • Movement on rock>/li>
  • Lots of climbing practice!

Program Prerequisites:

No prior experience is required though you should be in good physical condition. Our Rock I: Introduction to Rock Climbing can be beneficial.

Program Inclusions:

Price includes guiding, permits and all climbing gear. If you have your own equipment by all means bring it.

Local accommodation is not included in the program.

Please Read before you go

We feel the following information is essential... (links open as PDF in new window)

  1. Details, itinerary, and equipment list for your trip
  2. SMC Cancellation Policy
  3. Suggestions on preparation - get the most out of your trip!
  4. Tips on physical training for your trip
  5. LNT - Let's work together to protect our precious mountain environment.

Rental Equipment:

Need to rent equipment for your trip? We can help.