girl in red mountaineering in sierra nevada california


Climbing mountains is not like hiking mountains – it requires more gear (an ice axe, crampons, helmet, and mountaineering boots at a minimum) as you ascend up steeper terrain. Knowing how to use those mountaineering gear is just as important. Here are some routes in California for beginners know have the proper gear and skills:

Climb San Gorgonio From South Fork Trail And North Face

Climb the Mountaineers Route on Mount Whitney 14,505 ft

Climb Mount Shasta in the Spring 14,179 ft

Climb Mount Baldy in the Winter via Baldy Bowl 10,064 ft

Matterhorn Peak: My First Time Winter Mountaineering and Snow Camping

Gear: Shop My Basic Mountaineering Starter Kit

Safety Concerns When Planning a Winter Climb in Southern California Mountains

AIARE 1: Should I Take an Avalanche Course?

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