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.