Rock Climbing Day Trip to Iris Slab in Rock Creek Canyon


Join AMGA-certified Single Pitch Instructor Ryan Hartegan for a family friendly day of rock climbing at Iris Slab in the Rock Creek Canyon.

Not specified

Sierra Nevada

1 Day

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Open to everyone



Iris Slab (2590m) is the ideal spot to spend a morning, afternoon or full day climbing alongside family and friends in the Eastern Sierras beautiful Rock Creek Canyon. Both accessible to beginners and fun for more experienced climbers, the slab is a superb option for mixed-level groups. Get outside, be active and have fun!

Easily reached via the Rock Creek Canyon Road, Iris Slab is made up of several single pitch routes ranging in difficulty from 5.5 – 5.10 that can be climbed with a top rope or traditionally, depending on your level of experience.

Rock Creek Lake, a popular destination for day hiking and camping during the summer months, is located right down the road, as is the Rock Creek Lakes Resort. This is a great place to wind down and enjoy a meal and drinks after an active day at Iris Slab.

Several other rock climbing and bouldering spots are located throughout the Rock Creek Canyon for those who want to continue exploring the area vertically.

Spend the day bonding with family and friends while you climb Iris Slab. Request to book now.

I also recommend the day trip to nearby Mt. Emerson for beginners and multi-level groups who want to do multiple climbs in the area.

Solo climbers are also more than welcome to join us at any time.


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 232 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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