We specialize in rock climbing classes for individuals and groups at our home base in the Sierra Nevada in Mammoth Lakes near Yosemite. California has the best rock climbing in the world and Mammoth is one of the top rock climbing destinations just down the road from the Eastern entrance to Yosemite. . We cater to groups and individuals who are simply looking to get out and experience rock climbing as well as those looking to have in-depth training in rock climbing.

Our local Mammoth rock climbing guides are professionals trained by the American Mountain Guides Association, the premier mountain guide training organization in the United States and the only rock climbing guide organization recognized by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association. 

Why train for climbing with California Alpine Guides?

  • A more personalized and fun learning experience at a fantastic value

  • Learn world-standard rock climbing techniques from American Mountain Guides Assoc. trained or certified rock climbing guides

  • Our rock climbing courses are taught with the belief that rock climbing is the foundation of all alpine climbing skills.

  • We are the Eastern Sierra Nevada experts in rock climbing

  • Small group sizes and individualized attention

Looking for mountaineering & alpine climbing courses? Check out our California Mountaineering Courses

Beginner Rock Climbing Classes


Traditional Rock Climbing Class
Mammoth Lakes, Sierra Nevada - 3 days
In-depth course in traditional rock climbing

Intro to Rock Climbing Class
Mammoth Lakes, Sierra Nevada - 1 day
A fun day out rock climbing in Mammoth!

Intro to Rock Climbing Anchor Building
Mammoth Lakes, Sierra Nevada - 1 day
Learn how to build solid rock climbing anchors

Intermediate/Advanced Rock Climbing Courses

Traditional Leading & Self Rescue Class
Eastern Sierra Nevada - 4 days
Learn to lead climb on traditional gear

Big Wall & Aid Climbing Course
Eastern Sierra Nevada - 3 days
Learn the aspects of aid and big wall climbs

Rock Climbing Self-Rescue Class
Eastern Sierra Nevada - 2 days
Valuable traditional rock climbing training.

Alpine Rock Climbing Course
Mammoth Lakes & The High Sierra - 4 days
Learn proper alpine rock climbing techniques

Guided Sierra Alpine Rock Climbs

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Bear Creek Spire Alpine Rock Climb
High Sierra - 2 days
Multi pitch rock climbing high in the Sierra Nevada

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Temple Crag Alpine Rock Climb
High Sierra - 2 days
Climb the classic celestial aretes