California Rock Guides Resources & Information

SWS Policy & General Information

SWS Shasta Equipment Rentals
SWS Whitney Equipment Rentals
General Information
Physical Conditioning
Payment, Deposit, Transfers, Travel Insurance
Make it go guarentee
Medical information form
Release Form
Covid-19 Policy

Expeditions & Treks Information

Expedition Application
General Expedition Information
Trekking Information
General Trekking Information

SWS Offices & Course Venue Maps

SWS Mountain Guides Shasta Office
SWS Mountain Guides Lone Pine Office
California Rock & Ski Guides Bear Valley Office


Mt Whitney & Eastern Sierra
Las Vegas, Nevada – LAS
223 miles for Lone Pine Office 
Mammoth Lakes, California / MMH
93 Miles for Lone Pine Office – Check Flight status
Mt Shasta / Southern Cascades 
Sacramento, California / SMF
212 miles from Shasta Office
Redding, California / RDD
50 miles from Shasta Office
Medford, Oregon / MFR
90 miles from Shasta Office

Mt Shasta City Lodging

SWS Shasta Bunkhouse – Airbnb
Mt Shasta Chamber of Commerce

Eastern Sierra Lodging

Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce
Bishop Visitor Center
Mammoth Lakes Visitor Center
Murphey’s Motel – Lee Vining, CA

Mountain Weather
Mt Shasta Forecast
Mt Whitney Forecast

Avalanche Information
Shasta Avalanche Center
Sierra Avalanche Center
Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center

Local Mountain Shops

Fifth Season – Mt Shasta
Elevations, Lone Pine
Big Willi Mountaineering Company, Lone Pine
Mammoth Mountaineering, Mammoth Lakes

Recommended Organizations

American Avalanche Association
American Alpine Club
Wilderness Medical Association
Leave No Trace
Access Fund
Shasta/Trinity National Forest
Inyo National Forest
Stanislaus National Forest