Rock Climbing Day Trip in the Mammoth Lakes Basin


AMGA-certified Single Pitch Instructor Ryan Hartegan introduces you to the Mammoth climber’s life on this 1-day rock climbing trip to the Mammoth Lakes Basin Area.

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Sierra Nevada

1 Day

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Open to everyone



Mammoth Lakes Basin (2740m) is every rock climber’s dream. With literally hundreds of single pitch routes to suit every level from beginner to advanced, this climbing venue located on the backside of Mammoth Mountain is hard to beat. 

Horseshoe Slabs, Sunshine Wall, Wavy Gravy Wall, North Face, East Face and Dike Wall are just a few of the vertical walls waiting to be scaled within this one-of-a-kind outdoor playground, which is also a popular hiking and camping destination during the summer months.

With its many climbing routes, the Mammoth Lakes Basin is suitable for rock climbers of all levels. Traditional, sport and top rope options are all available. An ideal spot to spend the day climbing solo or in the company of family and friends.

Plus, the adventure doesn’t have to end when you put away your climbing gear at the end of the day. Laid-back Mammoth, CA is full of friendly restaurants and breweries waiting to welcome wary climbers after a long day out on the mountain. Kick back and enjoy a meal and drinks as the sun goes down over this mountain town. 

Be sure to visit Black Doubt Brewing, our favorite local watering hole, before you leave town.

Want to experience the climber’s life in Mammoth? We’ll be waiting for you here in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Request to book and join us on the mountain.

I also lead day trips to nearby Clark Canyon, a fun, off the beaten path volcanic rock climbing venue.


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 387 Each

Group of 2

USD 258 Each

Group of 3

USD 207 Each

Group of 4

USD 181 Each

Group of 5

USD 155 Each

Group of 6

USD 129 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee



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