Be Gorge-ous!


Are you tired of always following ‘your dude’ on climbing routes?

Do you want to be the rope gun?

Are you ready to learn how to set up and clean anchors?

Interested in improving your movement skills?

Or just plain want to understand safety systems used in climbing?

Join us for our awesome women`s sport climbing clinic MAY 5-7 in the Owens River Gorge in Bishop.  Our two female guides, Erin Guinn and Barbara Wanner will run the clinic.

During the three days topics such as movement skills, accident prevention, rope handling skills, rappelling, setting up/ cleaning anchors and lead climbing will be covered.  The evenings will be spent at a climbers hostel in Bishop. We will dive into topics like nutrition, accident reviews or stories of a pro climber.
We will provide breakfast and dinner for you.
All you need to bring is your own climbing gear and your enthusiasm to dive into a new adventure.  Sierra Mountain Guides has all necessary climbing gear available for you to rent.

Be Gorge-ous!

This 3-day course will provide you with the tools and skills you need to climb outdoors safely.  We’ll start with the basics of sport climbing and progress into more advanced skills.

Location: Bishop

Topics covered:

  • Climbing ethics & Leave No Trace
  • A little history of rock climbing
  • Setting up and cleaning sport routes and top ropes
  • Rappelling
  • Movement on the rock vs. indoor walls
  • Leading a sport route
  • How to keep a “good lead head”
  • The importance of good habits!

Camping is available in the Bishop are, along with hotels.

1 review for Be Gorge-ous!

  1. 5 out of 5

    This class was AWESOME. I went into this class as a total beginner – had been climbing in the gym for a few months and had been outdoor sport climbing one time. I came away feeling much more educated and ready to practice the skills that I had been taught. Our guide, Barbara, was an excellent teacher and gave a ton of individual instruction to her students. Both the climbing and camping locations were great. I also appreciated the high quality, homemade, organic food (and tons of coffee) that Barbara provided. I think we all agreed that it felt like camping with friends, although we had all just met each other. I would definitely take another women’s climbing class in the future.

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      0 out of 5

      Thank you Bianca, we’re so happy you had a great time and learned some great skills to help progress your climbing!

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