Ice climbing in Mammoth Lakes

Climbing & Mountaineering

In the summer, the Mammoth Lakes area has mountaineering and rock climbing for everyone. Hire a local guide to learn the ropes. In the winter, the area has some of the most accessible backcountry for ice climbing, but that doesn't mean it's something everyone should try on their own—even experienced climbers should consider using a local guide service. Look into taking classes from Sierra Mountain Center to get you acquainted with the area and the sport.

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Climbing & Mountaineering


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Climb, mountaineer & get gear

Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

The Mammoth Lakes region is the center of Eastern Sierra rock climbing and Ground Up Climbing Guides is your portal into the local crags and back country climbing. Whether you are a new or novice climber looking to experience the thrill and excitement of your first outdoor climbing experience,...Learn More

Tioga Road
Lee Vining, CA 93541

A spectacular day trip, Yosemite National Park is just a 45-minute drive from Mammoth Lakes. Hike through famous Tuolumne Meadows and dip your toes in Tenaya Lake. Iconic Half Dome , El Capitan and Yosemite Valley waterfalls are a scenic 1.5-hour drive through the park from Tuolumne Meadows.

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The Adventure Center
1001 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Challenge yourself with a guided climbing adventure on the rugged cliffs of Mammoth Mountain. Via Ferrata, which means "iron path," is a network of climbing routes using steel cables, iron rungs and suspended bridges fixed to the rock that climbers are attached to for safety. With six differen...Learn More