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Yosemite Mountaineering School & Guide Service

Category: Yosemite Rock Climbing, Winter Activities
Region: Yosemite Valley
Half Dome Village, Curry Village Drive, Yosemite Valley, CA, United States

Yosemite Mountaineering School & Guide Service

Whether you’ve been climbing for years and are ready to take on the big walls of Yosemite or it’s your first time, Yosemite Mountaineering School & Guide Service is there to help you “learn the ropes.”

Since the late 1960s, the Yosemite Mountaineering School & Guide Service has been guiding climbers in Yosemite and they can help you achieve your climbing goals in the park or just learn a great new skill.

You can choose from half-day, full-day, multiple-day and customized climbing sessions.

Most climbing classes are seven hours long and meet daily at 8:30 am at the Mountaineering School in Half Dome Village or in Tuolumne Meadows. The classes are designed to be taken sequentially and guides recommend a multi-day approach: with each class building upon what was learned the day before.

The class size is limited to six students per instructor, and the minimum age for non-parentally supervised climbing lessons is 12. Children 10 and 11 years old can join the regular classes with a supervising adult. Children under 10 can participate in a private lesson with an adult. Please call to make reservations.


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