Ice

Swing a tool. It's really cool.

Climb ice with a SMG guide this winter!

Horsetail Falls

June Lake, California

California Ice: not an oxymoron.

Lee Vining Canyon

Alpine ice

is nice.

Holiday Gift!

A day on the ice makes a great

Guided Ice Climbing Trips in the Sierra Nevada, Alaska, Canada and the European Alps

The Ice is Nice! SMG guides are the local ice climbing experts. A destination known worldwide, Lee Vining Canyon and the June Lake Area offer the finest winter waterfall ice climbing in all of California. SMG offers ice and mixed climbing courses for all levels as well as guided multi-pitch winter ice climbing. Whether you want to experience the thrill of climbing an ephemeral cascade, frozen in time and place, or just want to enjoy an accessible training ground for high peaks with top quality instruction and coaching, we have an ice program for you. Once primed in the Eastern Sierra, let SMG take you to experience world class winter and summer ice climbing in the High Sierra, Canada, the Alps, and Alaska.

3rd Pillar of Dana
3rd Pillar of Dana
AIARE 1 Avalanche Course
AIARE 1 Avalanche Course
AIARE 1 Refresher
AIARE 1 Refresher
AIARE 2  Avalanche Course
AIARE 2 Avalanche Course
Alps Trilogy
Alps Trilogy
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course
AMGA SPI Exam
AMGA SPI Exam
Backcountry Skiing 101
Backcountry Skiing 101
Backcountry Skiing 201
Backcountry Skiing 201
Bear Creek Spire
Bear Creek Spire
Book a Custom Trip
Book a Custom Trip
Breakthrough! with Peter Croft
Breakthrough! with Peter Croft
Cardinal Pinnacle
Cardinal Pinnacle
Chamonix Classics
Chamonix Classics
Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route 2014
Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route 2014
Charlotte Dome
Charlotte Dome
Clyde Minaret
Clyde Minaret
Crack Climbing with Peter Croft
Crack Climbing with Peter Croft
Crystal Crag
Crystal Crag
Custom Private Alpine
Custom Private Alpine
Custom Private Ice
Custom Private Ice
Custom Private Rock
Custom Private Rock
Custom Private Ski
Custom Private Ski
Custom Private Trail
Custom Private Trail
Eastern Sierra Scramblers
Eastern Sierra Scramblers
Fastpacking 101
Fastpacking 101
High Sierra Hut to Hut!
High Sierra Hut to Hut!
Ice Axe and Crampon Seminar
Ice Axe and Crampon Seminar
Ice Climbing 101
Ice Climbing 101
Ice Climbing 201
Ice Climbing 201
Incredible Hulk
Incredible Hulk
Italian Dolomites – Rock Climbing
Italian Dolomites – Rock Climbing
Italian Dolomites – Via Ferrata Hut to Hut
Italian Dolomites – Via Ferrata Hut to Hut
June Mountain Backcountry Skiing
June Mountain Backcountry Skiing
Lone Pine Peak
Lone Pine Peak
Lover’s Leap Rock Climbing
Lover’s Leap Rock Climbing
Mammoth Area Half Day Rock Climbing
Mammoth Area Half Day Rock Climbing
Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite Valley
Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite Valley
Merriam Peak
Merriam Peak
Mixing It Up!
Mixing It Up!
Morocco 2014!
Morocco 2014!
Mount Conness
Mount Conness
Mount Dana – Dana Couloir
Mount Dana – Dana Couloir
Mount Emerson – Southeast Face
Mount Emerson – Southeast Face
Mount Humphreys
Mount Humphreys
Mount Russell
Mount Russell
Mount Whitney – East Face & East Buttress
Mount Whitney – East Face & East Buttress
Mount Whitney – Mountaineer’s Route
Mount Whitney – Mountaineer’s Route
North Peak – Mount Conness Traverse
North Peak – Mount Conness Traverse
North Peak – North Couloirs
North Peak – North Couloirs
Onion Valley to Mt. Whitney and Beyond!
Onion Valley to Mt. Whitney and Beyond!
Ortler Ski Circuit – Italian Alps
Ortler Ski Circuit – Italian Alps
Palisade Glacier High Camp – 5 Days
Palisade Glacier High Camp – 5 Days
Palisades 14′ers – 5 Days
Palisades 14′ers – 5 Days
Palisades Crest Tour
Palisades Crest Tour
Palisades Traverse – Thunderbolt to Sill
Palisades Traverse – Thunderbolt to Sill
Porters, Pack Support, & Camp Assistants
Porters, Pack Support, & Camp Assistants
Private Avalanche Awareness Programs
Private Avalanche Awareness Programs
Private Climbing with Peter Croft
Private Climbing with Peter Croft
Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon
Rental Equipment
Rental Equipment
Rescue Skills for Climbers
Rescue Skills for Climbers
Rock Climbing 101
Rock Climbing 101
Rock Climbing 201
Rock Climbing 201
Sabre Ridge Climbing Camp – Sequoia National Park
Sabre Ridge Climbing Camp – Sequoia National Park
Sawtooths Mountaineering Skills Seminar
Sawtooths Mountaineering Skills Seminar
Sierra Peak Descents
Sierra Peak Descents
Snow Camping and Winter Skills Course
Snow Camping and Winter Skills Course
Snowshoes / Poles
Splitboarding 101
Splitboarding 101
SWAG Upgrade Course
SWAG Upgrade Course
Temple Crag – Celestial Arêtes
Temple Crag – Celestial Arêtes
The Evolution Loop
The Evolution Loop
Tour Du Mont Blanc – Mountain Running
Tour Du Mont Blanc – Mountain Running
Whitney & Russell
Whitney & Russell
Winter Mountaineering Skills Seminar
Winter Mountaineering Skills Seminar