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Yosemite Women's Climbing Package - Girls on Granite

Yosemite Women's Climbing Package -
Girls on Granite

Great group of Girls on Granite

Join us for a two-night special rock climbing vacation package just for women in the heart of Yosemite National Park. Do something a little adventurous, make some new friends, and be a part of the special history of climbing in Yosemite.    


Girls on Granite Challenge - Bring friends, win gear.

The Yosemite Mountain School has started a challenge for the Girls on Granite program. We are awarding a 24” sling and a carabiner to all women who sign up with a group of four or more for the climbing weekend. When you call to make a reservation, be sure to mention which group you're with. This opportunity is open to any women interested in our intermediate program and includes women already signed up. Signups for the women’s-only climbing weekends will be taken until each weekend is full. This contest applies to both of the intermediate programs scheduled. The dates for both programs are listed below.


To sign up for this incredible opportunity or get more information, call the Mountaineering School at (209) 372-8344.

Get a real feel for what Girls on Granite is all about with this quick video clip.

Yosemite Girls on Granite from Chris Falkenstein on Vimeo.

2015 Dates for Women's Climbing Programs- NEW THIS YEAR- GIRLS ON GRANITE AUTUMN DATES

Climbing with Yosemite Mountaineering School's Girls on Granite

Now there are even more options for women who are looking for adventure on the rocks. Those with no previous climbing experience can join our beginner group, while those ready to take the next step are welcome in our intermediate or advanced courses.

Yosemite Valley Sessions
 Beginner  Intermediate  Advanced
 May 29 - 31  2015  June 7 - 9  2015 Currently no dates
     June 12 - 14  2015  
   October 2 - 4  2015  
   October 9 - 11  2015  

The Yosemite Valley Climbing Plan

Drive into Yosemite, relax and make yourself comfortable in a Curry Village tent cabin. Shared lodging gives you a chance to get a jump start on meeting the fantastic women that you'll be climbing with during the program. While all the gear you need is provided, you are welcome to bring your own gear. Either way, you'll have the opportunity to practice belaying, placing protection, building anchors and climbing.

In the morning, meet your awesome female guides and gather climbing equipment between 8:30 and 9:00 am at the Yosemite Mountaineering School offices located next to the Curry Village store and just inside the Mountain Shop. Then, you'll drive, bike or shuttle to a section of cliff called Swan Slab, across from Yosemite Lodge, which has a large number of climbs of varying difficulty.

Learn the basics of climbing, the equipment, safety systems and climbing techniques and then go climb a rock.  Help keep your climbing partners safe, and cheer them on.  With a maximum of 6 people per guide, you'll get plenty of personal attention. Spend the second day enjoying the Park on your own terms or sign up for one of our coed classes.

This is a great session for gym climbers who are looking to get outside. After a quick review of the basics, we'll get right into more advanced outdoor climbing techniques, and the pleasure of a good jam. You'll also get an introduction to placing climbing gear. Spend the day climbing, belaying and having a great time with new friends. On Day 2, practice and learn to build solid, and safe anchors with tradgear. Don’t worry, we will manage to get some climbing in too.

Our advanced session is designed for women who already have experience placing gear, and are looking to increase their comfort on lead, and multi-pitch climbs. Day 1 is an introduction to lead climbing - including a discussion of strategies and techniques for efficient multi-pitch climbing and rappelling. Day 2 is all about self-rescue and aid climbing. Even if you aren't planning to climb a big wall just yet, the techniques you learn here can help you get yourself out of trouble on lead or on big routes, and give you confidence that you'll know what to do if something serious happens.

This Yosemite rock climbing vacation package includes accommodations in a Curry Village Tent Cabin, shared with other Girls on Granite participants. If you would like private accommodations please let the agent know when you make your reservation. Shared lodging prices start at $34.69 and a private tent is $139.75, both rates include tax. Upgrades to private accommodations at Curry Village or another DNC property are based on availability.


Pricing is 148.00 per person plus lodging for the beginner session, and 308.00 per person plus lodging for the intermediate session. 

Get more details and sign up by calling the Yosemite Mountaineering School at (209) 372-8344.

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