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Yosemite Mountaineering School

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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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+1 209-372-8344

Learn how to rock climb in one of California's premier national parks.

Learn how to rock climb in one of California's premier national parks.

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highlight of my california trip

My friend and I booked a days climbing and lauren made sure we had an excellent day, she took found out exactly what we were looking to achieve. she took us to exactly the type of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 13, 2016
Rachel A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

My friend and I booked a days climbing and lauren made sure we had an excellent day, she took found out exactly what we were looking to achieve. she took us to exactly the type of routes we were looking for. we had an excellent day. booking was initially difficult with the time difference and the fact it can only... More 

Thank Rachel A
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

I wanted to do something exciting while I was in Yosemite and found the Mountaineering school. I am a novice indoor climber back home so called into see if there was any climbing I could do that day - the only thing available was a beginners day long lesson - I wanted to climb so booked on it. There was... More 

Thank cazbatt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

I recently completed a climbing course with Mark from the Yosemite Mountaineering School. Overall I was impressed with both his professionalism and overall level of knowledge. He arrived at the wall before the group and quickly setup 5 different top ropes with varying levels of difficulty. We climbed all day under his watchful eye as he offered the occasional tip... More 

Thank Jeff M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

I had only climbed indoor prior to taking a beginning class here. Our instructor, Bill G, was super fun and had a great attitude. There were four of us in the class (6 max I believe), and we all had a great time. All classes meet at 8:30 AM but they are not strict about the time. And we are... More 

Thank Minkyoung R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Nate took out our 7 yr old aspiring climber, and I cannot express what a great experience it was for him. We arrived jetlagged which wasn't the best start, but Nate quickly found a way to get our guy going and kept him far more motivated than I thought was possible all day long. I can't say enough good things... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Quite frankly, this course way exceeded my expectations. You will get technical training, plus all the actual climbing you can handle. Did the 'Go Climb A Rock' beginner course as I have no climbing experience, and 2 days later took "Crack Climbing" Highly recommend both Jeff and Josh..they went above and beyond..very thorough, hands on, but also challenge and push... More 

2 Thank Sampeachey
Gallatin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

I had Nate as a guide and we climbed a 5.8-5.9 multi pitch climb in Yosemite valley in the Five Open Books area above Camp 4. We climbed nine pitches and had an incredible view of the valley, Half Dome and the Lower Yosemite Falls the whole climb. It was amazing and Nate was one of the best guides I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

i been rock climbing last week in Yosemite and a guide form the mountaineering school came with me. The booking was fast, easy and clear. Josh was my guide,, he was exactly what i asked for, a guide that loves what he does. he is a great guy , cheerful, funny, he know every single climb. he heard the climbs... More 

1 Thank Rafa O
Pelham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

I have experience climbing and was on vacation with my wife ( who does not climb) and being in the mecca of climbing was hoping to get out for the day. Yosemite Mountaineer where very help and setting me up for a day of climbing. Had a great day with Aaron! and was able to get in multiple pitches of... More 

Thank Eric M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

if you want to be a climber, you have to come to yosemite! if you want to learn from the best come here, some of the top climber teach at this school and they'll teach you right. some of the greatest climber in the world are here in yosemite all the time. they'll teach you how to climb safe and... More 


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