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

Videos

Your Ultimate Guide to Winter Climbing in the Eastern Sierra
Kurt Wedberg Ice Climbing in the Eastern Sierra | Perennial 1.1
360° Summer Adventures in Mammoth Lakes
Your Ultimate Guide to Winter Climbing in the Eastern Sierra
Kurt Wedberg Ice Climbing in the Eastern Sierra | Perennial 1.1
360° Summer Adventures in Mammoth Lakes

Where to

Climb, mountaineer & get gear

Via Ferrata

The Adventure Center, 1001 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

800-626-6684

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 different routes that… Learn More

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Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES)

1 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

760-934-0791

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra is a volunteer-based nonprofit dedicated to changing the lives of children and adults with disabilities by offering year-round outdoor activities, creating inspiring challenges, providing expert instruction and adaptive equipment and rallying the community to accommodate people with disabilities. We have adaptive equipment to fulfill everyone’s winter… Learn More

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Sierra Mountain Center

760-873-8526

We offer rock climbing, summer mountaineering, waterfall ice climbing, backcountry skiing, emergency training, summer and winter instruction and custom guiding in the Eastern Sierras with certified guides.  Learn More

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Ground Up Climbing Guides

Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

609-647-4787

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, or… Learn More

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Yosemite National Park

Tioga Road
Lee Vining, CA 93541

209-372-0200

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. Learn More

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Mammoth Lakes Trail System

Mammothtrails.org is the all-season reference for information about the trails of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System. Operated in conjunction with the National Forest Service and the Town of Mammoth Lakes, the Mammoth Lakes Trail System website provides visitors with accurate location, terrain, and difficulty information for over 100 individual trails… Learn More

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Mammoth Adventure Center

10001 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

800-626-6684

Launch your outdoor adventure from Mammoth Mountain’s activity hub. Eurobungee trampolines, a zip line and a rock-climbing wall are the perfect way to spend an afternoon around the Main Lodge. Plus, you can access other adventure activities, like mountain biking, a scenic gondola ride to the top of Mammoth Mountain… Learn More

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