SWS Mountain Guides

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Featured Winter Climbs 2022

Popular Climbs and Courses

Avalanche Education

A3 certified Avalanche Level 1, Level 2 and avalanche rescue clinics taught by A3 professional instructors with SWS California Mountain Guides with 30+ years of experience in avalanche education. Certified by the American Avalanche Association.

Mt Whitney Climbers

Mt Whitney Summer Ascents

A very popular guided ascent of Mt Whitney via the Mountaineer’s Route. An excellent way to climb the highest mountain in Sierra Nevada and the lower 48 states. A great climb for the beginning mountaineer or intermediate, SWS California Mountain Guides – book online or give us a call – 888-797-6867

Rock Climbing

Bear Valley/ Lover’s Leap / Alabama Hills
Learn the basics of mountain climbing in the stunning alpine environment of the Eastern Sierras or Bear Valley with SWS California Mountain Guides. This three day course is skill based training which begins with the basics of snow travel and culminates with an ascent of the Crystal Crag.



Ice & Snow





SWS Main Office 
210 East Lake St., Mount Shasta, California 96067

Bear Valley Office:
P.O. Box 5104
265 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, California 95223

Lone Pine Office:
120 South Main St., Suite 1.5, Lone Pine, California 93545


SWS Bunkhouse & Apartment Lodging
212 East Lake St, Mount Shasta, California 96067