Well that's a wrap! Our second annual Sierra Single Pitchn' event in Mammoth Lakes, CA has officially come to an end. Two days of stellar climbing in the Eastern Sierra, perfect temps, and a great group of participants made for a memorable weekend! Our first day was spent out in beautiful Clark Canyon, a volcanic outcropping of rocks a few miles Northeast of Mammoth Lakes and loaded with hundreds of great sport climbing routes. After Clark Canyon the participants took to the 395 and back to Mammoth where they indulged in some tasty beverages at Mammoth Brewery, right in the heart of town, before heading back to camp for the night. Day 2 found everyone at the popular and always fun Horseshoe Slab behind Mammoth Mountain. Snow drifts still crowded the bottom of the climbs but that didn't stop this group from having a blast on their second day out! Big thanks to everyone who came out to our second annual Sierra Single Pitchn' event, it was a real pleasure getting to show you around some of our favorite areas to climb in the Mammoth Lakes area. And a special thanks goes out to GSG Guides Josh Reinig and Greg Davis for facilitating another awesome event, couldn't do it without our GSG Guide Family! Click the button below to view the Sierra Single Pitchn' photo gallery!
Staying connected to the people that represent our company is important to us. Whether Guides or Ambassadors, we are all connected by this simple activity that brings us joy, rock climbing. We decided to head out into the alpine this past weekend with a few of our Ambassadors to tick a couple classic routes in the Sierra. GSG Ambassadors Shane McNichol, Kory McAfee and Founder of GSG Ryan Hartegan hit the road late Friday evening for a quick strike mission up the beautiful North Arete of Crystal Crag and one of the most breathtaking lines in all of Yosemite, the Regular Route on Cathedral Peak. These images basically sum up the weekend, stellar climbing, great companionship, and one of the most stunning sunsets any of them had ever witnessed as they descended Cathedral Peak. Weekends like this remind us of how incredibly fortunate we are for the friendships we’ve forged over the years, the natural landscapes we have the privilege of exploring and this beautiful planet we get to call home.