Our Mission

Climb, Educate, Train, Inspire


The core of Golden State Guiding's business will always be slated in the mountains as this is where we feel most alive but the importance of educating our up and coming community of climbers will always take precedence. GSG's mission is to instill safe and ethical practices in new climbers through educational courses and outings facilitated by professional Guides and Instructors trained by the AMGA to better prepare them for a lifetime of outdoor adventure. We strive to bring a unique and unequaled outdoor rock climbing experience to create memories that last a lifetime. Golden State Guiding is so much more than a guided outdoor rock climbing service, book a day out with us and come see for yourself.

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What We do

  • Provide a premium and affordable guided outdoor rock climbing experience in California for all levels of climbers, single or multi-pitch, facilitated by professionally trained AMGA Rock Guides and Single Pitch Instructors.

  • Guided alpine & single pitch climbing in the beautiful Eastern Sierra Nevada, also known as the Range of Light, with professionally trained AMGA Rock Guides and Single Pitch Instructors.

  • Technical skills courses taught by professionally trained AMGA Rock Guides and Single Pitch Instructors focusing on anchor building, rappelling, self rescue, lead climbing and more with an emphasis on safety and efficiency.

  • Customized G2C (Gym 2 Crag) programs for climbing gyms or individuals. Designed to bridge the gap from gym to crag with indoor technical skills clinics followed by guided outdoor rock climbing trips with certified AMGA Instructors.

  • Apprenticeship programs for professional guides already enrolled in AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Courses seeking out experience and continued education. 

  • Donate 1% of our annual gross sales to the non-profit organization of our choice through 1% for the Planet to help protect the natural places we recreate in for future generations to enjoy.

  • Inspire others and have fun while doing it all!