Rock climbing to the summit of Mt. Whitney via the East Face or East Buttress, 3 days


This 3-day adventure is lead by the certified guides from SWS Mountain Guides, as they take you rock climbing to the summit of Mt. Whitney via the East Face or East Buttress, a challenging yet rewarding expedition that will test your skills and expose you to the wild scenery of the area.

Private and Group

Sierra Nevada (California)

3 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Rock climb on the awesome Mt. Whitney in the Sierra Nevada
  • Climb up the towering East Face or East Buttress
  • Admire the truly epic and awesome views out over the California scenery
  • Improve and practice your rock climbing skills


I will guide you on this utterly thrilling and unique 3-day journey of rock climbing to the summit of Mt. Whitney via the East Face or East Buttress, an adventure that will see us learn and improve our rock climbing skills and techniques on this more challenging section of the mountain, while also taking the time to admire and be amazed by the sumptuous and spectacular Californian scenery around us.

Mount Whitney (4421m) is the highest mountain in the lower 48 states of the USA, and the highest in the world famous Sierra Nevada mountain range. It contains mostly rocky terrain, with little vegetation able to grow, and is an immensely popular and well-known locale to indulge in mountaineering and rock climbing.

We will meet in the nearby town of Lone Pine, where all general and safety information will be run through, and from there we then head to the trail.

After hiking up to our base camp, we are then free to review some of the technical climbing techniques that we will be utilizing, before an optional pre-climb clinic.

Day 2 is the undoubted highlight of the, as we rock climb up the mighty and massive Whitney East Face or East Buttress, both providing memorable sheer rock faces that tower over the rocky and peaceful terrain below.

After the rock climbing we reach the summit, with yet more incredible views to admire, before we descend back down to the base camp via the mountaineers route.

Day 3 entails a gorgeous scenic hike through the Whitney Portal Trailhead, before we head back to Lone Pine and finish our trip, thrilled and content at the brilliant 3 days we have had.

Challenge yourself and see Mt. Whitney in an adrenaline-pumping way – book now to experience!


Day 1: Meet

Meet in Lone Pine, hike to base camp, review technical climbing techniques.

Day 2: Summit

Rock climb to summit via East Face or East Buttress, descend back to base camp.

Day 3: Finish

Hike around Whitney Portal Trailhead, head back to Lone Pine, finish.




Tent accommodation every night.

More info

Experience Level: Solid rock climbing skills, ability to follow 5.8, proper knots, belays, and excellent physical conditioning. Previous experience with climbing at altitude is helpful.

Meeting point

Lone Pine, California


About the guide

Since 1981, we have been California's leader in guided mountaineering. From the Eastern Sierra to Mt. Shasta, we guide all of California 14ners and internationally.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1645 Each

Group of 2

USD 1645 Each

Group of 3

USD 1645 Each

Group of 4

USD 1645 Each

Group of 5

USD 1645 Each

Group of 6

USD 1645 Each

Group of 7

USD 1645 Each

Group of 8

USD 1645 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Price is per person with 2 climbers.

$1425 per person for a private one on one climb.



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