Ice Climbing in Yosemite National Park, California USA

Yosemite National Park is located near Mariposa, California, USA.

Yosemite National Park is a perfect place for ice climbing. The most magnificent ice in California is also the most accessible. Near June Lake, the fabulous waterfalls and the leaking aqueduct in Lee Vining Canyon are freezing solidly into crystal blue medium of the “slippery game”.

Trips are organized separately in levels of expertise. Level 1 is the perfect level for beginners, who are ready for 2 – tool climbing with the technique of front point on steep ice. One day is spent in June Lake and the other on Lee Vining with most of time on ice, so physical condition should be very good. Level 2 is perfect for intermediates. Climbing is more sustained, ice is steeper, anchor building and multi-pitch climbing.

You should have previous climbing experience and very good to excellent physical condition. Finally at level 3, climbing is for experts only, on thin ice steeper, multi-pitch climbing and many other techniques. Physical condition should be excellent and previous climbing experience up to WI4 is required.