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Rock Climbing Day Guides

About the trip

Get out and climb! Come experience the scenic crags and domes of the southern Yosemite high country. This incredible area grants you access to more than 1,000 different climbs including Fresno Dome, Shuteye Ridge and The Balls areas. Whether its sport, trad, top-roping or multi-pitch routes, the area has lots to offer in all climbing styles. Your guide will ask you about your experience, skills, and goals for the day and choose routes most appropriate for your interests and ability. Our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable day out on the rock. From fun family outings to introducing advanced climbers to a new area, we want to make the most of your rock climbing experience!

Our professional guides have spent years perfecting their climbing skills in and around Yosemite and hold certifications commiserate with the level of guiding they provide. All of our guides are exceptionally personable individuals who look forward to not only teaching and guiding you in these spectacular locations, but getting to know you as well.

Equipment: We provide all ropes & climbing protection. We can also provide rock climbing shoes, harnesses & helmets free of charge as indicated on your registration form.

Meals: Meals are not provided. Please bring snacks & light lunch food, as well as 2 liters of water.

Your Cost Includes: All climbing gear (as noted above) and professional climbing guide(s).

Not Included: Transportation, personal gear (except as noted above), lunch and water, tips for guides (10-20% of trip cost is typical).

Preparation: No experience required. We cater to all levels of physical and technical proficiency.


Meet at your hotel, or other designated location in Southern Yosemite. You'll follow your guide in your vehicle to the climbing sites (all roads are accessible with a two-wheel drive vehicle, though an SUV style vehicle may be more comfortable on the dirt roads). All climbs are catered to your own abilities and interests. Tell your guide your goals and they will do their best to meet your needs. Some possible options are:

Spend a day pushing your limits on the granite ridges of the Willow Creek Walls. Whether you’re here for a fun afternoon or a full day, the Willow Creek area offers fun and challenging climbing for the entire spectrum of climbers.

For the more experienced climber, spend a full day cragging steeper walls at Hawk Dome or climb above the trees on one of Fresno Dome’s numerous multi-pitch routes. These climbs range from 200 to 600 feet and provide a challenge for any level of climber.

Trip Details

Full Day: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Half Day: 9:00am - 1:00pm or 2:00pm-6:00pm

Group size
Up to 6 climbers per guide.

Trip Rating

Full Day
$365 for 1 Guide with up to 2 participants
$95 for each additional participant up to 6 people

Half Day
$255 for 1 Guide with up to 2 participants
$65 for each additional participant up to 6 people

Dates of trip in 2017
Daily May 22 - October 1. Call for availability in the off-season, 800-231-4575


Just a note to say how much Alexandra enjoyed her rock-climbing day with Riley - and how much we enjoyed watching! This US trip is a one-off trip of a lifetime for us, and that day will be a particularly special memory.
I was very impressed with how Riley assessed Alexandra's current skills and gave her new challenges, and then as she tired, adjusted her final climb accordingly.

-Dru Kenny - Day Rock Climbing Sept, 2015

Dear Colby
I want to say a huge thank you to Alex for his time & knowledge taking Matt & my Alex climbing at Fresno Dome on Saturday 16th August. He was a brilliant guide and both boys really enjoyed the time they spent with him climbing. Matt especially had a brilliant time and was really pleased to have been able to do quite a few climbs with your Alex. Ceri & I really enjoyed watching our boys climb and had a great day out. Please pass on huge thanks to Alex for his patience and ability to ensure Matt & Alex got the most our of their day.

- Sandra, Ceri, Matt & Alex Davies - August 2014

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, May, Multiple Rock Days

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.