Sport Climbing Day Trip in Clark Canyon


AMGA-certified Single Pitch Instructor Ryan Hartegan takes you climbing on volcanic rock at off the beaten path Clark Canyon. A 1-day sport climbing adventure close to Mammoth Lakes for beginner to advanced rock climbers.

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Sierra Nevada

1 Day

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct


All Levels


Off the beaten path Clark Canyon (2190m) is reserved for rock climbers of all levels looking for adventure on and off the wall in the Eastern Sierras.

Accessible in a 4×4 or other high-clearance vehicle, Clark Canyon is located approximately 11 kilometers northeast of the Mammoth Lakes turnoff. It’s not one of the easier climbing venues to find, but it’s well worth the roundabout journey to get there.

Made largely of volcanic rock with natural pockets for your hands and feet, Clark Canyon is a really fun place to climb. Both beginners and more experienced climbers can enjoy its steep routes ranging from 40 to 200 feet in length.

Sport climbing prevails here, but some traditional and bouldering options are also available in this venue hidden among towering pine trees.

Clark Canyon was meant to be climbed. Request to book, and we’ll make sure you don’t get lost on your way to this one-of-a-kind venue.

If you are looking for more sport climbing options in Mammoth Lakes, check out my day trip to Crystal Crag.


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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