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Traditional Rock Climbing Course
Eastern Sierra nevada, Mammoth Lakes - 4 days

An beginner and intermediate rock climbing course for those looking for an in-depth introduction to outdoor rock climbing. Based out of the beautiful Mammoth Lakes area on the East side of the Sierra Nevada, this climbing course is perfect for those with no previous climbing experience and for those a bit more experienced who want to fine tune their skills in the world of climbing outside of the rock gym and away from the sport crags. It is also a great course for aspiring mountaineers and alpine climbers who want to round out their skills.

This rock climbing course includes climbing instruction in all the fundamentals of rock climbing with an emphasis on traditional-style rock climbing in a fun and supportive learning environment. After working on the basics we move on to more challenging and exciting multi-pitch climbing. Learn all the basics of outdoor rock climbing from professional rock climbing guides:

  • Knots and Belaying
  • Face & Crack Climbing
  • Multi-pitch climbing
  • Rappeling
  • Anchor Building (including top rope anchors)
  • Basics of lead climbing & self rescue

Taught by American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) certified or trained rock climbing guides. Rock climbing instruction will include all the rock climbing basics such as belaying, knots, rapelling, basic rock climbing anchors, and movement on face and crack climbs. Once you have gone through this course you can expect to have a well rounded set of rock climbing skills to take out to the crags on your own.

We have a large selection of great climbs in the Eastern Sierra area with everything from 5.4 to 5.10 climbs from 1-6 pitches. This course is based out of the Mammoth Lakes area but we will use various crags throughout the Eastern Sierra area.

Lodging or camping is not provided, but we can help you arrange it.


For other rock climbing courses check out our main Rock Climbing page.


Prerequisites: No previous rock climbing experience is required, but some climbing in a rock climbing gym or a basic intro course is recommended,

Dates 2014: May 23-26, June 27-30, July 17-20, Aug 29-Sep 1
Custom dates for individuals and groups are also available


Cost: $695
Guide to student ratio: 1:4 & 1:3


  • All technical rock climbing equipment except rock climbing shoes is provided (rentals available)
  • AMGA certified or trained guides

    Operated under a special use permit issued by the Inyo National Forest

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