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Classic Climb on the North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak in California

Lone Pine Peak

Follow Ryan and his professionally trained AMGA Guide to the infamous north ridge of Lone Pine Peak in the Sierra Nevadas of California.

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Sierra Nevada (California)

2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




Take the next step in your climbing career on this unforgettable Sierra Nevada ascent! Don´t miss the incredible views throughout the entire climb of the North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak!

Set in the infamous Sierra Nevada mountains, you will be among some of the most popular climbing programs in all of the United States. Mountaineering and mountain climbing dominate the region, and the stunning John Muir Wilderness in Inyo National Forest can be appreciated that much more from sky high peaks.

This is where you will find our course. The North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak (12,944 feet) is absolutely gorgeous, and the complexity of the long climb only adds to the beauty. Traversing through the sharp ridges and enduring the routes will give you a strong sense of accomplishment once you complete the ascent.

While you are racking up the vertical feet (or meters) during this climb, you will have amazing views of the unrivaled Mt. Whitney about half-way through the trek. It is a good alternative to the East Face of Mt. Whitney and can even be done as a strenuous hike by taking the decent trail to the summit if you wish to.

Rated as a 5.6 Grade III, this trad climb is designed for you to develop your mountain talents on a challenging but doable course. Experienced climbers can knock this trip out in a long day, but I have designated an extra day or two for anyone who wants to really dig into this program and truly appreciate the magnitude of the experience.

If you are going to break this climb up, we can bivy near the Meysan Lakes or further up on the mountain for a night. I can tailor this trip to fit your abilities and needs, so let me know what you want to accomplish and we can go from there.

This climb has a modest grade, but it still requires a reasonable fitness level. And, as always, prior climbing experience is always a major asset.

Book this with me now and see what a real trad climb in California is all about! Don´t miss your chance to climb the North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak!

And if you want to see another climb in the Sierra Nevadas, I can guide you up Mt. Sill! Or we can have a rock-filled day at Joshua Tree!

Price includes

- Guiding fee



Possible bivy, depending on the length of the trip.

Meeting point

Contact me upon booking and we can coordinate a meeting spot.

About the guide

I am the founder of Golden State Guiding and an AMGA Apprentice Alpine and Splitboard Guide, a certified Single Pitch Instructor, and certified Wilderness First Responder and also hold an AIARE Pro 1 certificate.

At Golden State Guiding we hold a valid permit to guide you legally in California's Eastern Sierra mountains including Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia/ Kings National Park, Mount Shasta in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Joshua Tree National Park, Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego, and Red Rock Canyon just outside of Las Vegas Nevada. All Golden State Guiding guides are professionally trained by the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) and are some of the best Guides in the industry. Our professional Guides know exactly where to take you for your day out of rock, ice, or alpine climbing, backcountry skiing or splitboarding, and mountaineering in California or Nevada.

These are some of the spots where we can take you:

- Joshua Tree National Park

- San Diego (Mission Gorge or Mount Woodson)

- Eastern Sierra (Lone Pine Peak, Mt Emerson, Mount Sill and the entire Palisade Range, Bear Creek Spire, Temple Crag, Crystal Crag, Cardinal Pinnacle, Iris Slab, Mammoth Lakes Basin, Clark Canyon)

- Mount Shasta in Shasta-Trinity National Forest in the Southern Cascades

- Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area





What people are saying about Ryan Hartegan

Tara Hajek


February, 2023

We booked through Ryan, and Daniel was our guide - absolutely brilliant, very down to earth and knowledgeable. The climbs themselves were awesome, with insane views. My partner is an experienced indoor climber, and I have close to no experience, especially outdoors, but still felt safe and in good hands. We did a half day, which was 5hrs, and got 4 climbs in, then stayed after the tour to walk around a bit more and have some snacks with a view (make sure you take food/water as there aren’t any shops inside the park). Definitely recommend.

Abigail Vega


December, 2022

Our guide, Spencer, was fantastic! He tailored everything to our exact needs, and we now feel equipped to climb outdoors without a guide.

Andrea Klein


November, 2022

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Kevin Sheerin


October, 2022

Chad was brilliant. I had a great experience climbing in joshua tree. Couldn't have asked for better.



March, 2020

I climbed with Greg and he was not only knowledgeable and helpful, but also super encouraging and just generally nice! I had a wonderful experience learning and climbing!!!



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