Challenge. Fun. Thrilling. Break-throughs. Confidence. Trust Crankin’. 

Communication. Views. Community. Granite. Informed. Sensing.

Tribe Chillin’. Passion. Intuitive. Neural Pathways.

Climbing 01

Climbing 08

Climbing 03


Now in our 13th exciting season; offering personalized instruction within a supportive group setting. New climbers learn fundamental skills of movement and rope management; while experienced climbers push their limits on hard climbs, explore rock protection, and learn advanced rope systems. Many of our expert, credentialed guides are world class mountaineers with first ascents or world records. The camaraderie, games and evening storytelling are classic. These are overnight camps; we lodge at the historic Oakland Ski Club on Donner Summit. Enjoy BIG SUMMER DAYS of climbing, swimming in alpine lakes, and shooting the rapids of the “Truckee” on our whitewater rafting rest day.

Ages: 10-18
Max: 20 participants
Donner Summit Camp 1: Sunday, 6/23 – Friday, 6/28
Donner Summit Camp 2: Sunday, 8/04 – Friday 8/09
Cost: $975
Click Here to register.

Donner Summit camps are operated under permit from the Tahoe National Forest.


This camp travels. Our road trip to the Eastern Sierra offers high quality sport and traditional climbing, plus some epic bouldering! Small student to guide ratio. Experience required. Enjoy intensive, personalized instruction with three guides and six students. We’ll camp at Rock Creek to climb the awesome crags this area has to offer: Pine Creek, Mammoth Lakes, Happy Boulders, Buttermilks, Rock Creek, Clark Canyon and Rock Creek to name a few. Evenings are spent enjoying campfires, hot springs, and stargazing. Outdoor climbing and camping experience required. This is a great add-on to Session 2, making for two great weeks of climbing in the Sierra. This trip starts and ends on Donner Summit.

Ages: 13-18
Max: 10 participants

East Side Camp 1*: Sunday, 8/11 – Friday, 8/16
Cost: $1125
Click Here to register.

*Advanced level camp

East Side camps are offered in conjunction with Alpine Skills International.


Climbing 09

Climbing 05

Climbing 06

Climbing 07