SMG is excited to team up with world famous North Face athlete and rock climbing visionary, Peter Croft, to offer very special rock climbing programs in the Eastern Sierra. Peter makes his home in the Eastern Sierra, like we do. And it is no surprise. The Eastern Sierra is a world-class, year round climbing mecca. Who better to show you then a veteran local rock climber and guide, who also happens to be one of the most accomplished rock climbers North America has ever produced?
The Eastside has fantastic sport, traditional, mixed crags, as well as world famous bouldering. These programs are intended to be educational as well as fun. Peter is always excited to share his hard-won wisdom and stories to help you increase your climbing ability. But most of all, his enthusiasm for climbing high quality, aesthetic routes and features with him in our backyard.
Breakthrough! with Peter Croft
If you have never reached a plateau in your rock climbing ability then you haven’t been climbing long enough. Whether you are stuck at 5.8 or aspiring to break into the 5.12’s, we all experience the roadblocks to progressing as the mind and body struggle to adopt new movements required to climb harder than we ever have before. Fitness and mileage on the rock are critical for improving skills over time, but key coaching at the right time can significantly accelerate your progression. Peter has the rare coaching ability that comes from experience to analyze a climber and communicate effectively. Peter’s familiarity with the Owens River Gorge and the Eastern Sierra enable him to guide you to the routes that are going to teach you necessary lessons of vertical movement. Climbing with Peter will absolutely inspire you to breakthrough to the next level of achievement!
Crack Climbing with Peter Croft
There is only one way to get up the glacier polished walls of Yosemite Valley and the pristine alpine granite of the High Sierra... learn to climb cracks! Learn skills that will enable a lifetime’s worth of safe and efficient rock climbing in some of the most aesthetically beautiful rock climbing venues on Earth. In this one day intensive clinic, Peter Croft will teach you technique to float up cracks of various shapes and sizes with maximum efficiency and enjoyment. Get personal coaching from one of the best all-around rock climbers the world has ever known!
Climb any number of days with Peter one on one or with a group that you put together. Customize the climbing experience to suit your abilities and interest. Prices vary with the number of climbers and dates are subject to availability. Contact the SMG office for information regarding availability.
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Prerequisites (for 3 day program)
Ability to walk on uneven terrain, and have a good level of fitness.
Able to climb at least 5.8 on multiple rock types on a top rope smoothly and efficiently, using solid basic climbing technique.
Climbing guide(s): Peter Croft (and smg staff on 3 day program)
Rock climbing equipment (as requested)
sticky rubber climbing shoes
Group climbing equipment (ropes, protection, etc.)
About Peter Croft:
Peter Croft was born in Canada but moved to California in his youth to peruse a life on the edge. In 1987 Croft blazed his way into the scene by free soloing Astroman and the Rostrum in a day- two Yosemite climbs that remain test pieces to this day (for roped climbers!). Since then he has remained in the spotlight by soloing enormous ridge line traverses, setting speed records on El Capitan in Yosemite and establishing numerous 5.13 climbs as well as hard as high country traditional rock climbs. He received the American Alpine Club's Robert & Miriam Underhill Award in 1991. Peter lives in the Eastern Sierra with his wife Karine and dog Peewee.