Yosemite Rock Climbing Trips
Rock Climbing - Day Guides - Reviews
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
Ian,Just wanted to tell you that we had an absolutely wonderful day climbing. The experience was better than expected, great location, perfect weather and Joel was the best. He's a natural teacher; patient, extremely upbeat and positive. We all learned a lot in a short period of time - our kids thought he was great. Tell Joel we floated the Merced today, as he recommended, and it was great. The highlights of our week at Yosemite - Rock Climbing and floating the Merced. Thank you! John
- Jobn Fitzgerald, July, 2007
Hey Ian, I just wanted to thank you for setting me up with David on July 2. He was a really great guide, very patient, knowledgeable, and extremely informative. Most importantly, I felt very safe with him. Jon and I had a great day and couldn't have asked for more from our very first multi-pitch climb. 2 days later, we did another 6 pitch climb at Cathedral peak in Yosemite, and I felt so much more prepared after having climbed with David at Fresno Dome. Kudos to both you and David! Thanks again, Cat Sandler
- Cat Sandler, July, 2007
Dear Ian, My son Kyle and I had the wonderful experience of rock climbing with Csuri at Fresno Dome. We both couldn't have been happier and I wanted to you to know what a amazing guide you have. The climbs felt both safe and challenging (interesting how that works out) Csuri was encouraging, knowledgeable and quite a joy to be with all day. Her open, warm and friendly demeanor really made the day. And to top things off, when I expressed and interest in the local grove of Sequoias, she ended the day with a walk through that grove and shared her interest in, and knowledge of, the local plant life. Wow, you have a gem of a guide on your staff. We got back to the Mountain House at 7:30pm! The experience well exceeded my expectations. Thank you and Csuri.
- Donna Waldrop, May, 2007
Just wanted to thank you for setting us up with Csuri she was ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!! She is a terrific guide and I loved learning from her, wish I could continue receiving lessons from her.
- Karen Falkenstein, September, 2006
Hey Ian - thanks so much for setting us up with Mathew - we had an awesome time and learned a ton - I am actually searching right now to purchase some more gear for my rack so we can practice some lead climbing ourselves. Thanks again and we will definitely use you guys if we ever come back to the area - we will definitely recommend you guys to our friends.
- Scott Greenstone, August 2004
I wanted you to know I had a great climb with Albert. Fresno Dome is a spectactular piece of rock and the climbing was the right degree of difficulty for me. And of course the weather was perfect, though I can't really give Albert total credit for that. Thanks
- Richard Dumler, July 2004
Just wanted to drop you a note and tell you what a great time I had climbing with Jerry Anderson for the last 2 private days. He was very professional, personal, extremely knowledgeable and fun! I''ve lived in the area my whole life and he showed me country I've never seen. Beautiful! We had the greatest campsite with wonderful views of Mt. Ritter and the Silver Divide. He showed me his "secret" fly-fishing stream and I had great success, catching the biggest brown trout I've ever seen come out of the Sierra at 22+ inches and an estimated 4-5 lbs. Most of all the climbing was fun, comfortable, challenging and safe. I can't wait to go again. THANKS FOR A GREAT TRIP!
- Matthew R, July 2004
The day was super. I can say without any doubt that Jerry was the best guide ever to take rock climbing. He was very safety conscious, humorous, very knowledgeable of the areas geology and forestry and best of all he took me through a few routes that were really challenging or me.This is definitely a repeat trip. Thanks again.
- Joacquin Gil de Real, June 2004
To my guide, Graham: I just wanted to tell you that I had an awesome time rock climbing with you on my birthday--you were a phenomenal instructor and I most likely would not have enjoyed the experience half as much had it not been for you. Thanks so much for making it a memorable experience. In my excitement over the day's activities, I neglected to give you the proper gratuity, outside of a brief "thank you." You must forgive my forgetfulness; I was really so jazzed about the gift you had given me that I forgot where I was for a moment in time.
- Keri, October 2002
Just wanted to tell you what a great time I had climbing. My guide was an awesome rock climber and I learned so much from him. I'm going to write a magazine story about this trip. I definately plan to come back, maybe to Mammoth next summer.
- JC Summerford, October 2001
I checked out you website while in Mammoth and found the rock climbing package. What a great time! I just wanted to say thank you. All of your staff, but namely my guide, far surpassed any expectations I may have had.
- Jason Jasnos, October 2001
I just wanted to express my thanks for a great introduction to rock climbing. I have spent years in Mammoth looking for accessible ways to go rock climbing, beyond the wall at the main lodge. The new classes being offered through Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides were perfect. My guide was outstanding. He was instructive, safe, and most importantly, patient as I learned the fundamentals of rock climbing. I will spread the word and I look forward to going rock climbing again on my next visit to Mammoth
- Kevin Moen, July 2001
Thank you so much for an amazing adventure. You were supportive, encouraging & funny. Hope to do it again soon!
- Sara & Marissa, July 2001
I've been meaning to write and thank you for a great trip. I was able to get into rock climbing. I was pretty frightened to be trying it, but as it turned out, I felt safe the entire time and really enjoyed the experience. Rock climbing is like a vacation inside a vacation. When I was on the rock, nothing existed but me and the rock--no room for thoughts about girlfriends, jobs, or anything else. Just me and the rock. I really like the all-engrossing aspect of that sport. Plus, my guide was a very good teacher and coach. I feel like he optimized my overall experience on the rock, which I would recommend to anyone who has an inkling to try it. I felt safer on the rock than I have white water rafting or even roller blading. It was cool. Thanks again.
- John Fallon, July 2001
I recently had the pleasure in taking part in a climbing experience with one of your guides. I had a great time. My guide's knowledge of climbing, the routes and his quick study of me allowed me to push myself to my limit, yet at no time did I feel in danger. Since then I have joined a climbing gym in Costa Mesa and plan to continue climbing. Please express my complete satisfaction and thanks to my guide and your staff.
- Ted H., July 2001
Just wanted to say thanks and to recommend SYMG to anyone looking to take their trad lead climbing to the next level. Our guide's instruction was awesome and he took things at a pace that fit all three of us in the group. All of us came away with the confidence to start leading trad routes and we learned a bunch of new climbing techniques as well.
- Matt Quirie, June 2001
I was patiently and skillfully introduced to rock climbing with SYMG. My guide was perfect for me...patiently showing me what I needed to know and indeed could comprehend in a single session...and answering all my inane questions. My guide does SYMG credit and I'm ready for my next vertical adventure, and will hope to be back in Yosemite to try again shortly.
- Richard Kelman, June 2001
Please send my thanks to Mark (our guide) for the great day climbing at Fresno Dome last week. My family really enjoyed the experience and Mark's patience and confidence building.
- Mark Lohss, September 1999
Just wanted to thank you guys for the fantastic experience I had last week. Zeke was great--really professional and safe, and he provided a really good climbing experience for me.
- Bill Barrington, August 1999
Enjoy awe-inspiring views as you climb throughout Yosemite or Joshua Tree. Private guides and women only trips are also available.
- Fitness Magazine, May 1998
It seems like every time I climb with SYMG, I have the privilege of getting to see the very best side you all have to offer. Each member of your company has a very special way of communicating and teaching. They are all unique, but they all also share two important characteristics--patience and knowledge. Our guide worked really hard with us all day--not just climbing with us or getting us up the wall, but teaching us as well--making sure we felt like we were learning everything we were doing. He was not just patient--he was kind, and respectful.
- Melissa Stack, April 1998
Just a line to let you know what a great time climbing we had. I will definitely consider another adventure with your company.
- John Peacey, September 1997
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