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Mammoth Lakes Basin
Rock Climbing Day Trip in the Mammoth Lakes Basin
Rock Climbing Day Trip in the Mammoth Lakes Basin

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.


Sierra Nevada


1 Day


May - Oct


Open To Everyone




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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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking

About the guide: Ryan

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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



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.



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

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