High Sierra Nevada

Guided Rock Climbs of the High Sierra

Technical Rock Climbs
Mt. Whitney, Mount Russell, Palisades, Temple Crag, Bear Creek Spire, Clyde Minaret

From the eastern edge of Yosemite National Park to Olancha Peak in the South, the High Sierra is known to have some of the best alpine rock climbing in the world.  The unique geology of the range has created a combination of good clean granite and high mountains that are unsurpassed by almost any mountain range in the World.  Since the earliest routes were first climbed in the 1930s, the High Sierra has been a Mecca for climbers everywhere.  Climbs like the East Face of Mt. Whitney and the South Face of Charlotte Dome are listed in the 50 Classic Climbs of North America

Comfortable climbing can be found in the Sierra almost all year round depending on elevation.  For the alpine rock climbing of the High Sierra, the best time to climb the high peaks is from late June thru the end of September.

California Rock Guides is permitted to operate on over 200 peaks and thousands of rock climbing routes in the Sierra Nevada Range.  Our permit areas include Inyo National Forest, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks.  While there are endless climbing opportunities, we have elected to include only a handful of the classic climbs on our website.  Including Three of the 50 Classic Climbs of North America and all but one of California's 14,000 ft. peaks.  There are limitless climbs and adventures to be had throughout the High Sierras many climbs.  Routes not shown on this site are available upon request.

All alpine rock climbs in the High Sierra guided on a small ratio of a client(s) to conducted to private basis.  Contact Tim, JB, or Dave to schedule your High Sierra rock climb.


Classic Rock Climbs of the High Sierra:

East Buttress Mt. Whitney, III 5.7
East Face Mt. Whitney, III 5.7
Swiss Arete, Mt. Sill, III 5.7
Southeast Face, Clyde Minaret, IV 5.8
South Face, Charlotte Dome, III 5.8
Moon Goddess Arete, Temple Crag, III 5.8
North Arete, Bear Creek Spire, III 5.8
Fishhook Arete, Mt Russell, III 5.9
Mithril Dihedral, Mt. Russell, IV 5.10a
Third Pillar, Dana, III 5.10b