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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
Phone Number: 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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Challenging but super fun

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Minkyoung R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank mlb-atl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank rdp45
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Rafa O
Pelham, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Our background is indoor climbing (30 foot walls) in our gym. After a short chat with our guide (Aaron), we agreed to a multi-pitch climb at a mountain beside El Capitan (600 feet). Aaron, was knowledgable, supportive, helpful, and cool as a cucumber (with a great sense of humor). We successfully (and safely) made it up to the top of... More 

1 Thank Murray A
Pleasanton, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We signed up for the "Go Climb a Rock" lesson, as we all had zero experience. The guides were great! (Aaron and Mark) Extremely patient and safety conscious. Though it does not look too intimidating, climbing up the rock wall was a challenge and a great sense of accomplishment after you have done it. There were some in the party... More 

Thank Andrew S
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Gitte N

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