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    Ice Climbing Tours



    The Ice is Nice! SMG guides are the local ice climbing experts. A destination known worldwide, Lee Vining Canyon and the June Lake Area offer the finest winter waterfall ice climbing in all of California. SMG offers ice and mixed climbing courses for all levels as well as guided multi-pitch winter ice climbing. Whether you want to experience the thrill of climbing an ephemeral cascade, frozen in time and place, or just want to enjoy an accessible training ground for high peaks with top quality instruction and coaching, we have an ice program for you. Once primed in the Eastern Sierra, let SMG take you to experience world class winter and summer ice climbing in the High Sierra, Canada, the Alps, and Alaska.

    Current Ice Climbing Tours

    BOOK NOW More Info A two-day advanced course geared towards those with previous ice climbing experience who are ready to take the next “mono point” step.  This third level course picks up where our Intermediate Ice Climbing course left off and covers advanced waterfall ice...
    Custom guided ice climbing is all about going where you want, when you want, and with who you want. 
    1 Day +
    A two-day intermediate course geared towards those with previous ice climbing experience who are ready to further progress their skills and technique on steeper ice.
    2 Days
    Our two-day introductory ice course is perfect for the first time ice climber and/or mountaineer looking to expand their skills.
    2 Days
    Modern mixed climbing is the most fun variation of ice climbing ever invented.
    2 Days
    The Dana Couloir is an excellent introduction to Sierra alpine ice climbing.
    1 Day
    Climbing Mount Whitney in winter is a big undertaking.
    4 Days
    North Peak hosts some of the most reliable and accessible alpine ice in the range.
    1 Day
    Climb the Palisades from a basecamp near the Palisade Glacier in a 5-day format!
    5 Days
    Climb the Palisades Ridge from Thunderbolt Peak to Mount Sill, tagging five iconic 14,000+ foot Sierra peaks, with a high bivouac on the ridge.
    4 Days
    This five-day intensive skills seminar is based in the Eastern Sierra.
    5 Days