Learn the basics of mountain climbing in the stunning alpine environment of the Eastern Sierra. A three-day course is “skills-based” alpine rock training and culminates with an ascent of the Crystal Crag. Learn how to use a variety of tools and techniques for climbing the rock. Offers you a great opportunity for an introduction to summer alpine mountaineering. Join us for some fun learn new skills and have a great adventure in the Eastern Sierra Nevada in Mammoth Lakes, California. Our Alpine Rock Course is three consecutive day trips, no need to carry heavy packs. The evening is on your own either car camping out or motels in and around Mammoth Lakes.
Climbing in the most spectacular area of the Sierra Nevada, with the highest concentration of 14,000 ft. Mountains in the Sierra Range is the experience of a lifetime. Our backdrop for SWS Mountain Guides comprehensive course in the basics of alpine mountaineering. Learn how to use a variety of tools and techniques for climbing rock, ice and snow as well as combining skills for mixed alpine routes. Finally, we will put your skills to the test by ascending a 13,000 ft or 14,000 ft. peak in the Palisades.
Thunderbolt Peak, Starlight, North Palisade, Polemonium, and Mt Sill
The Palisade Traverse is perhaps is a bucket list climb for all Sierra alpine climbers. The route climbs 5 of California 14,000 ft peaks, Thunderbolt, Starlight, North Palisade, Polemonium, and Mt Sill in one single push. A climb is a great option for people who are attempting to climb all of the California 14ers. Summiting all of the peaks in one climb mitigates repeated efforts at doing the approach into the Palisade Group. A successful climb of the Traverse is a great climatic way to end one’s quest to climb all 15 of the California 14ers.