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Rock Climbing Course in Yosemite

Spend two days climbing in peaceful locations around the Southern Yosemite or Eastern Sierra, part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The rock climbing course offers spectacular views, expert guides and an unforgettable experience as you get your hands and feet tested on the mountain.

Small Group Adventure 2 days

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Itinerary

Overview

The Yosemite mountains and Yosemite Valley form part of the Sierra Nevada mountains, a mountain-range stretching all the way through the central eastern part of California, offering breathtaking views and stunning formations. The granite rocks are perfect for climbing, both for beginners and for those looking for greater challenges. With stable, sunny summer weather and temperatures ranging from 20-30 degrees during the day, the promise of an enjoyable weekend in the outdoors is likely to be fulfilled.

This rock climbing course offers you the chance to explore the climbing routes in Southern Yosemite or Eastern Sierra Nevada, both famous for their cliffs and beautiful view. You guide will take you slightly off the paths trodden by so many other tourists, giving you a closer experience of the nature in the area. Over the course of the weekend, you will get plenty of opportunity to test your force against that of the mountain, obviously assisted by the experienced climbing guides. They will suit the routes to your level – whether you need beginner’s training or want to give more challenging multi-pitch techniques a go.

Day-by-day

Day 1: Meet at the base camp between 4 and 6pm, where dinner will be served at 6pm. In the evening, your guide will ask you about your experience, skills, and goals for the trip and choose routes most appropriate for your interests and ability.

Day 2: Early breakfast is followed by travelling to the rock, where you will spend a full day climbing. The day starts with an introduction to basic techniques, etiquette and procedures - what follows depends on your skills and interests. Return to the camp is around 5pm, where dinner will be made before a restful night.

Day 3: After breakfast, you head back to the rock, where you spend the day climbing. There are plenty of routes for all levels, and the guides are happy to teach you new techniques, skills, or anything else that your heart may desire. The programme will end around 3pm, when you will make you way back to the camp.

Details

Getting there

Fly to San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles or Fresno International Airport. Hire a car and drive from there.

Price includes

Price is per person and includes climbing guide, gear (if needed), tents, breakfast and dinner.

Is it for me?

If you enjoy climbing, this is definitely the trip for you. Although years of experience is not needed, it is not a climbing introduction for complete beginners, and a basic course or some level of confidence in the gym or outdoors will enhance yours and others’ safety, enjoyment and learning experience. You need to be fit enough to climb, prepared to camp outdoors, and ready for all weather conditions in the mountains. Tents means little privacy, but a closeness to nature that cannot be substituted for anything. Couples, friends, families with older children and single travellers will all have a good time.

Safety

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

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    MissingLaura L reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 12 December 2018

  • We had a wonderful trip to Morocco. What a fascinating country. Thank you so much for all of your help making things smooth and less stressful!

    Here are a few things we wanted to pass on:

    Dar Housnia was absolutely delightful. It was like an entire wing of a house to ourselves with perfect Moroccan decor. The private area where we ate was so cute, the riad staff so accommodating. I loved waking in the cozy space with our family and hearing both call to prayer as well as roosters. Just perfect.

    I was a little unclear how to ask what time we were being picked up etc, but your office promptly replied to my emails - even on weekends- when we had these questions about transport times. Once, we met our guide in Imlil these details we not problematic as our guide “Abraham” totally took care of us. Abraham was awesome. You should definitely request him again in the future. He was young (29)and energetic. He had a ton of hiking experience in Imlil as he was from there. He also seemed to know everything else about morocco, the desert, the culture, etc, etc. He was approachable, kind, patient, great with our kids and answered SO MANY of our questions.

    The hike was lovely - after rain the day prior in Marrakech - there was snow in the mountains. It was gorgeous. We may have been up for a longer hike up Mt Taboukel if I had known this was a realistic option for families ( I thought from reading that it was too technical for us). Yet not sure we had enough days for all these things always since getting in the desert was a priority.

    The mountain house, Dar adar, was just as described… very basic. The wifi was broken (which was a nice break when you have pre-teens addicted to phones, plus my husband called no wifi an amenity to not be available by email for his work!)). There was no heat and the fireplace helped a tad - but was so very cold in the rooms. My husband loved the rustic space, I may have gone up one step in niceness of mountain accommodation if I had to do it over again. Yet, meeting the other families in this Dar Adar (including another Tourdust family from England) made this house very memorable.

    We were then joined by our driver for the next several days, Jamal. What a fun guy and a perfect driver. He could joke with my kids, he had a fun smile, and he had worked with Abraham before so they were a great team. The drive to desert was long as I knew it would be. It was nice to have the stop on way there near Ait Ben Haddu. The drive back from desert was long. It was more near 10 hours of driving (plus 1 hour at lunch = 11 hours) but I wouldn’t have made any different choices.

    The luxury desert camp was far and away the highlight of our trip. The tents were adorable, I was sufficiently warm even at night inside the tent. We loved the camel riding, the ATV vehicles at a nearby camp, sunsets on the dunes, music around the camp fire, meals with others at the camp and more.

    The last night was at Riad Jona. This was so very very lovely. The food was amazing - such a good idea to eat here after our long drive back to Marrakech. They had a small dining pool plus a hot tub which was delightful. It was almost more of a boutique hotel as it had several rooms.

    MissingGwyneth R reviewing Luxury Family Desert Holiday on 11 December 2018

  • The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
    There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
    Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
    Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!

    MissingWilliam K reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018

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