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Rock Climbing Courses of All Levels on Mount Woodson, San Diego

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Join Ryan, an AMGA-certified guide, on a great rock climbing course in San Diego, taking on Mt. Woodson and enjoying a variety of different routes of every level.


1 Day

All year




Leave the city behind for a day of incredible rock climbing just outside of San Diego! I have courses for every level at Mt. Woodson that will get you pumped to spend some time out in the natural beauty of California!

Roughly 30 miles outside the city of San Diego, Mt. Woodson is home to some of the region´s best climbing routes. It is one of my favorite spots because of the rock slabs that are loaded with cracks, which make it a popular destination for every type of climber.

With over 400 different paths up the mountain, we are likely able to find one that fits you perfectly. And once you reach the summit, a 1,200-meter climb up a paved road, the epic climbs with outstanding views will show you why this is such a remarkable location.

The east side of the mountain is where most of the paths are. We can take you on early morning climbs to beat the summer heat and take in the stunning California landscape below.

We have great routes for everyone, from those just starting to take on the mountains to the seasoned veterans looking for the next thrill. Woodson never disappoints, and we will make sure you find just what you are looking for.

My climbing experience and knowledge of the area combine to make an exceptional guiding experience. I will design the perfect trip for you to really enjoy getting out on the rocks. Take a step towards building your resume with a fun and exhilarating course!

While we have courses for every level and skill, any climbing experience is always an asset. You should be in pretty good shape to take this program, and some of the climbs require advanced skills.

Book this California adventure NOW and accept the climbing challenge of the beautiful Mt. Woodson!

I can also take you on a single-pitch course at Mission Gorge! Or we can check out my Joshua Tree climbing trip!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

Half-day (4 hour) programs are also available. Half-day prices (USD per person) are as follows: Group of 1: $200 Group of 2: $160 Group of 3: $130 Group of 4: $110 Group of 5: $100 Group of 6: $90

Meeting point

We will confirm a meeting location upon booking.

About the guide

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Single Pitch Instructor

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



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What people are saying about Ryan



Weather changed the event from 3 to 1 day and I was unable to summit in one day. Suggest the trip be delayed instead of trying to get it done in one day.



Patrick took me out to the Indian Cove! Loved the short approach and couldn’t asked for better weather. Patrick recommended great pitches where I could try new stuff like chimneying. Would definitely book again if I go back to JTree!



We had an excellent time with Chad on our multi -pitch day in Joshua Tree. My partner and I have some experience climbing sport routes, but had no experience with trad climbing or multi-pitch routes. Chad is a great instructor and led our routes with ease. We felt confident in his abilities to keep us safe and have fun. Will definitely book again with him.



Super easy to work with. Great communication. Great guide. Will definitely use again.



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.

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