For the avid climber the California High Sierras have it all. With over 400 miles running north to south, this hundred million year old granite rock has much to offer for the adventurous outdoorsmen. With world class mountains, climbs, and resorts California seems to have it all. With parks and lakes, you can have everything right at your fingertips.
Climbing the High Sierras allows for a variety of climbs. Climbing can range from kid friendly easy to expert climbs with a high degree of difficulty. Climbs can be a one day trip up to a four day trip. Determining your level of desired difficulty will enable you to choose from the large variety of climbs in this area. If you are just beginning to enjoy climbing, you can take instructional classes with expert instructors to guide you. Welcome Centers in Truckee and Mammoth Lake offer classes for anyone wanting to learn the basics or needing a refresher course.
With Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe nearby, there is so much to offer in the area of outdoor recreation. With climbing having one of the largest draws, hiking and climbing are a must when visiting California and the Sierras. Scheduled guided or independent hikes and climbs are available. Customizing the distance and level of difficulty are also available. With such a large selection of hikes and climbs, you can find a climb that feels personally designed with you in mind.
Climbers who visit this mountain range are very complimentary when discussing the climbs. Make no mistake about the various levels of difficulty which accompanies this area. You must be knowledgeable and experienced to do some of the more famous climbs. You should determine what type of climbs you are familiar with and stick to the area that compliments your level of mastery when it comes to climbing and hiking. Experts will tell you that some climbers get overzealous and choose unwisely. This can cause several issues. Climbing can be strenuous and dangerous if you put yourself into a situation that you are not comfortable with or experienced enough to handle. Take advantage of the instructors and course classes and be smart so you can enjoy the climbing and hiking. Start small and work your way up to the larger more difficult climbs. Always hike and climb with someone just in case a problem arises. Even experienced climbers no the problems with going solo.
With the great weather and an ideal location, the Sierras are accessible to large populations throughout the year. Titled by some people as the best mountain range in the world, this mountain range boasts some very impression venues. From El Capitan, Half Dome, Matterhorn Peak, Charlotte Dome, and Mount Whitney, you have your choice of climbs. With this many to choose from this wonderful place will keep you coming back to complete your list of great climbs. Climbers from all over the world know that the Sierras in California has much to offer. This truly is a climber and hikers paradise.