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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
Phone Number: 209-372-8344
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: Learn how to rock climb in one of California's premier national parks.

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After just getting back from a trip to Yosemite, I had to write a review of my amazing experience. As I've never been to Yosemite and only had a short stay, I wanted to get all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Had an 8 your hike booked with the purpose of bring guided through the Valley and learn from an experienced guide. We were guided, but was welcomed by a guide that did not at all show any enthusiasm. We have had quite a few tours with guide around the World - this was far from the best standards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

After just getting back from a trip to Yosemite, I had to write a review of my amazing experience. As I've never been to Yosemite and only had a short stay, I wanted to get all that I could out of the trip. The folks at the Yosemite Mountaineering School did not disappoint. My girlfriend and I utilized the Mountaineering... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I was only in yosemite for a very short time (unfortunately!) and travelling solo. I love nature and wanted to see what Yosemite had to offer in the time available to me, and found yosemite mountaineering school really helpful. Apart from the rock climbing, they also offered group nature discovery walks and 'bike and hike's'. They showed flexibility which was... More 

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Clayton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I am an experienced climber, both indoors and outdoors, but I don't do trad lead, which is what is required for most climbs in Yosemite. So we hired a guide from the school and it was the right decision. Our guide, Scott, is one of the most experienced climbers in the Valley (88 ascents of El Cap!), and he taught... More 

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burlingame,Ca.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have taken a few classes with YMS. The Valley is one of my most favorite places in the world to rock climb, especially with a guide at the base near Yosemite Lower Falls,,or the base of El Capitan/Totalkanoola !! Also enjoyed the cliffs east of Tenaya Lake for exposure and scenery. And hear the winter xc ski to Glacier... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I met our guide Kari, at the Ahwahnee Hotel at 8:30 for an all day hike on the Mist trail. We were unfamiliar with the park and trails and hoped that a guided hike would be helpful. Kari did not disappoint. She was a wealth of knowledge about the history of the park, the flora and fauna... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Our family of 5 (3 kids from 12 - 16) just got back from spending 4 days in Yosemite. The highlight of the trip for everyone was spending an entire day (8:30-4) Rock Climbing. Our guide was Aaron, and he was wonderful. He spent time teaching the basics, then let us climb! My husband and I was spent by lunch... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We recently took a trip to Yosemite and had booked a lesson for our first day there. In the middle of summer, it started raining. We went to the office and asked if the trip would be canceled given that it's raining. The front desk girl said it's our call, we could cancel or reschedule, or we could go ahead... More 

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My daughter and I had never rock climbed before, and participated in their full-day (830-4) beginner class. The instruction was thorough, and we both completed 4 short climbs that were moderately difficult (5.2) and one more challenging climb (5.8). It helps to be in reasonably good shape; it's more of a workout than it seems. We had 5 people in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Crack climbing with Yosemite Mountaineering School was awesome. We learned toe jams, hand jams, stemming, and smearing. Cracks are what make outdoor climbing more fun (and painful) than indoor climbing. The climbs included Oak Tree Flake 5.6, Jam Crack 5.7, Claude's Delight 5.7, etc. The instructor tailored the level of the climbs to our ability. We also learned to build... More 

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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
Phone Number: 209-372-8344
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Yosemite National Park

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