Winter Mountaineering

Winter is different! Summer rock climbing means a tee shirt, rock shoes and a chalk bag the same route under winter conditions, coated in snow and ice calls for a different approach. Bulky clothing, heavy boots and gloved hands make easy pitches much more difficult. But it is fun! The weather is not quite as bad as it seems from the comfort of home and we like to view this type of climbing as just another aspect of the whole mountaineering experience.

Once you’ve got some winter mountaineering skills, we invite you on a winter ascent Mt. Williamson or Mount Whitney!