California’s Great Beyond

Rock Climbing


The Eastern Sierra is world-renowned for its incredible and varied rock climbing. Mono County has long alpine multi-pitch climbs, sport climbing crags, and boulder problems for all ability levels. Neighboring Inyo County is a climbing mecca as well.

If you’re still learning the ropes, consider a trip or course with a local guide service. If you have a mentor or are comfortable exploring on your own, Clark Canyon, Horseshoe Slabs, or the Owens River Gorge offer great beginner and intermediate climbing routes.

If you’re looking for indoor rock climbing, Mammoth Mountaineering has a small bouldering gym in the industrial park in Mammoth Lakes, and Sage to Summit has a small bouldering gym in Bishop. Hours vary, so call before you go.

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