The MCG Climbing Day

Your standard half or full-day climbing trips start by meeting your guide(s) at 8am the day of the trip. We’ll typically meet in the town of Mammoth Lakes but occasionally we’ll meet closer to our intended climbing venue. You and your guide(s) will take a moment to review your plans for the day. You’ll also try on climbing shoes, harnesses and helmets, all provided by Mammoth Climbing Guides. You’ll then set off for your day of climbing. Beginners will learn the basics of knot tying, belaying, movement and rappelling while more advanced climbers can design the exact day they’re looking for, whether that’s building anchors, self-rescue or just climbing as many routes as possible. Take a look at our sample courses to see what we offer. 

*  Transportation is not provided by Mammoth Climbing Guides

What a first class experience, we were treated just like family and look forward to another trip to Mammoth!
- Jim Markey


Sign up for a specific course or mix and match to create the custom day(s) of instruction you’d like.

Intro to Climbing

Perfect for first time climbers, kids, families and anyone looking to climb outdoors for the first time. Learn how to tie knots, belay and rappel!

1/2 or Full Day

anchors course

Looking to do some top roping or just improve on your anchor building skills? Let us show you the ropes, knots and techniques.

Full Day

lead climbing

You’ve been a top rope hero for quite some time now… but it’s time to venture out on the sharp end of the rope. Develop the skills needed to clip the anchors.

Full Day

traditional climbing

Ready to go from clipping bolts to plugging gear? We’ll show you the basics of leading single-pitch traditionally protected rock climbs. We’ll cover types of equipment, gear placements, route selection, technique and rappelling. 


Full Day

intro to multi-pitch

We can help with the draw of the high places. Three days of introductory multi-pitch climbing focusing on anchors, belay transitions, route finding, self-rescue and more!


Three Days


Do you know what to do in case of an emergency?  If you’re pushing you skills in the mountains you need to invest in developing your self-rescue techniques. This course is in-depth and can’t be completed in one day.


Two Days

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