IMG_1907Ground Up Climbing Guides was founded on the principal of helping the new or novice climber experience the challenge and thrill of technical rock climbing.  We remember our first day on the rocks and know what it is like to venture into a new and sometimes intimidating sport.   Client safety is our primary concern, but it doesn’t end there.  We go to great lengths to put our guests on the right terrain and provide appropriate instruction and encouragement so they get the most out of their day.

If you are a more experienced climber (or just a more adventurous type) there are a number of multi-pitch climbs in the area to test your skills.

Whatever  adventure you choose, Ground Up Climbing Guides will be with you every step of the way, from the ground up.

Clay Tyson – Owner, Lead Guide

AMGA Certified SPI Guide, WFR Certified

Clay has been guiding for 7 years and climbing for 20.  Before moving to Mammoth Lakes, he managed an indoor climbing center for 8 years where he honed his teaching skills working with both new comers and experienced climbers.   His understanding of the psychological hurdles many people face when trying a new adventure activity is the foundation upon which Ground Up Climbing Guides was founded.   His many years of aggressive climbing all throughout the Sierras will pave the way for the more experienced climbers looking for an exciting, boundary pushing adventure.