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Castle Crags rock climbing in northern California, near Mt. Shasta

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This rock climbing adventure at Castle Crags in Northern California, near Mt. Shasta, is an unbeatable climbing trip, and the certified guides from SWS Mountain Guides will make it a great experience, as the abundance of climbs, few crowds and tranquil surrounds make for some of the best rock climbing in California.


Sierra Nevada (California)

1 Day

Apr - Jun, Sep, Oct




* Rock climb on the stunning and epic Castle Crags in Northern California!

* Tackle the famous Cosmic Wall - a rock climbing mecca since 1979!

* Take in the aweosme views out over the countryside and Mt. Shasta


I will guide you on this truly special, epic and amazing rock climbing trip at Castle Crags in Northern California, near Mt. Shasta, a peaceful and remote area full of some of the best traditional and alpine style rock climbing in California, and also a wide array of climbing routes and superb views out over the beautiful and idyllic Californian countryside.

Castle Crags is a famous rock formation located in the North of California, with its tallest crag measuring at an elevation of over 2,000m high. It has become one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in the country for serious climbers.

After meeting in the morning in Mt. Shasta, we then head out to the crags, whose relatively isolated location means that crowds are never much of an issue.

After running through all appropriate safety gear and information, we then hit the crags in earnest, with some of the more famous climbs to undertake including Plumbline, Six Toe Crack and the mighty Cosmic Wall, which has become a true rock climbing bucket-list item since its establishment in 1979.

The views we will be exposed to are absolutely sublime, with vast tracts of forest, mesmerizing waterways and the towering and majestic Mt. Shasta all visible from the crags.

Hopefully this trip will encourage you to come back and rock climb more areas of this peaceful slice of Californian beauty.

This rock climbing adventure will truly take your breath away – book now to experience the thrill!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

Price details

Includes: Professional Guides, helmet, harness, all technical rock equipment, permits and permit fees.


Day 1: Meet, Rock Climb, Finish

Meet in Mt. Shasta in morning, rock climb all day, finish.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Since 1981, we have been California's leader in guided mountaineering. From the Eastern Sierra to Mt. Shasta, we guide all of California 14ners and internationally.





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What people are saying about this trip



Our guides took 27 of us, all of different skill level and age range 12- 50. We all loved it! Professional, friendly, helpful and highly skilled. I highly recommend them.

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