Private guides are available daily in Southern Yosemite, and the High Sierra of California. Increase your skills, learn specific techniques or just climb many routes in a day with your guide. SYMG guides are professional, highly experienced, and enjoyable people to be around. All have spent years perfecting their skills in and around Yosemite and look forward to not only teaching and guiding you in these spectacular locations, but getting to know you as well.
Equipment: We provide rock climbing shoes, harnesses, helmets, and all ropes and hardware. as indicated on your registration materials free of charge.
Your Cost Includes: All climbing gear, expert climbing instruction.
Not Included: Personal gear, lunch and water, tips for guides.
Meals: No meals are provided. Bring snacks & light lunch food, as well as 2 liters of water.
Preparation: A basic rock climbing class in the rock gym, reading rock climbing instructional books and watching rock climbing videos will all enhance your experience and steepen your learning curve.
Itinirary; Meet at your hotel, or designated location in Southern Yosemite. You'll follow the guide in your vehicle to the climbing sites. All roads are accessible with a two wheel drive vehicle. Your guide will ask you about your experience, skills, and goals for the day and choose routes most appropriate for your level of ability. The guide's goal is to have a safe, enjoyable experience with you; and help you achieve your goals. Routes may include top ropes, sport routes, or multipitch traditional routes. Skills may involve climbing technique, rope systems, anchoring and leading, aid techniques, or preparation for AMGA or other certification programs. Some guests are merely looking for a guide to lead them up climbs and others are seeking new perspectives on the wilderness. Tell your guide your goals and s/he will do their best to meet your needs.
Dear Ian (and Jerry)-Now back in UK after a fabulous trip to California. One of the real highlights was my day climbing with Jerry. It was superb. When I set out my requirements to you before leaving for my vacation I didn't believe that they would be satisfied so perfectly. Jerry's choice of route fitted the bill exactly. Long, clean, plenty of variety, just hard enough to be testing and wonderfully exposed. One of the middle pitches would be a match for any in terms of quality. Added to that, Jerry was a great guide and made the day one that I will never forget. He even laid on a day of wall to wall sunshine! All the best and many thanks-Shaun
- Shaun Robson, UK. Sept, 2007