1-day guided alpine climbing trips in Temple Crag, California


Explore the legendary routes of Temple Crag with Ryan, an AMGA-certified Single Pitch Instructor, during this trad climbing trip suitable for intermediate to advanced climbers who want to hone their climbing skills in a spectacular setting.

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Sierra Nevada (California)

2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




Explore the iconic Temple Crag, a landmark of the Eastern Sierras, during this guided climbing trip, where you will have that the opportunity to explore some of the best alpine climbing routes in California!

Temple Crag is a formation that needs no introduction. Situated at an altitude of 12,999 feet in the Palisades Range, site of the southernmost glaciers in the US, Temple Crag is notable not only for the quality of its climbing, but also the beauty of its approach.  To reach the Crag, climbers complete a gentle trek past three crystal clear, emerald green, glacial lakes.  The incredible landscapes of the Inyo National Forest give participants a chance to appreciate the scale and beauty of the mountains before the climbing even begins.

Temple Crag is filled with classic routes that will keep intermediate or advanced level climbers satisfied.  Its most well known routes include: Venusian Blind (5.7; Grade IV; 13 pitches in total), Moon Goddess Aret (5.8; Grade IV; 18 pitches in total), Sun Ribbon Aret (5.10a; Grade IV; 22 pitches in total), and, of course, Dark Star (5.10c; Grade V; 16 pitches in total).  As a guide with local knowledge of all the best spots, I will select the routes we tackle based on your skills, abilities, and past experience.

Book now and we will have a great time climbing in one of the most scenic crags in California!  This is the perfect opportunity for you to hone your trad climbing skills and test yourself on some incredible routes in a beautiful and iconic spot!

Be sure to check out a few of my other climbing programs: Mt. Emerson’s southeast face guided climb in Sierra NevadaSingle-Pitch Climbing in Mission Gorge, San Diego, or Rock Climbing Courses of All Levels on Mount Woodson, San Diego!


About the guide

I am the founder of Golden State Guiding and an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor.

I have been climbing all over California for over 10 years from Joshua Tree and the High Sierra and from Yosemite to Owen's River Gorge. I enjoy climbing in all its forms but alpine starts, long approaches and high elevation gains are my favorite. The grueling days and long routes of the Sierras are where my heart lies.

At Golden State Guiding, we hold a valid permit to guide you legally in California´s Sierras. Golden State Guiding has only professional Guides trained by the AMGA who know all the ins and outs in these mountains and we´ll take you to all the best spots!

These are some of the spots where we can take you:
- Joshua Tree
- San Diego (Mission Gorge, Mount Woodson)
- Eastern Sierra (Lone Pine Peak, Mt Humphrey’s, Mt Emerson, Mount Sill, Bear Creek Spire, Laurel Mountain, Temple Crag, Crystal Crag, Cardinal Pinnacle, Iris Slab, Mammoth Lakes Basin, Clark Canyon)
- Red Rock

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 825 Each

Group of 2

USD 207 Each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee



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