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Single-Pitch Climbing in Mission Gorge, San Diego

Mission Gorge

Join Ryan and his professionally trained AMGA Guides on a trip to the popular Mission Gorge for some sweet single-pitch climbing routes in California.


1 Day

All year




Get your feet wet on some great starter climbs at Mission Gorge in San Diego! Find spectacular single-pitch courses that will get you stoked for your next adventure and ready to advance to the next level of rock climbing!

The charm of southern California extends into the foothills and mountains, so if you want a great experience that isn’t too far out, this single-pitch program will be right up your alley.

Mission Gorge is an immensely popular destination – you will feel right at home at this venue! It’s a great location that caters to both half days and full days, depending on what you have in mind. It also has great routes for beginners, and even some more challenging climbs if anyone is looking for something a touch more difficult.

Shaded from the heat of the morning sun, this year-round spot is sure to please every climber. The climate and the atmosphere will make you comfortable all day long. The trails are clear, and access is easy, so you will have no trouble getting out there and enjoying yourself on the rock.

I know Mission Gorge like the back of my hand, so I can help you achieve your personal goals and get you ready to take the next step in your career. If you want to have fun and get the practice necessary to progress as a climber, I am ready to carve out a plan just for you to make that happen.

I have a program for everyone, so if you are an advanced climber I can provide a valuable opportunity to improve as well. As long as you have a passion for the sport, you are going to have a blast.

Book this program now and get yourself rock climbing in San Diego!

If you are feeling ambitious, I can take you into the Sierra Nevadas for a few days to take on Lone Pine Peak! Or we can head to Joshua Tree and try one of its one thousand climbs!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Prices are per person, per day. See half-day prices below.

The price includes the 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 coordinate this upon booking.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is Mission Gorge suitable for half-day or full-day climbing experiences?

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About the guide

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



What people are saying about this trip

Abigail Vega


December, 2022

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



March, 2020

I climbed with Greg and he was not only knowledgeable and helpful, but also super encouraging and just generally nice! I had a wonderful experience learning and climbing!!!


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