American Alpine Institute Guided Ice Climbing in the Eastern Sierra

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The road from the tiny hamlet of Lee Vining to Tioga Pass, the eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park, climbs from Mono Lake through Lee Vining Canyon. From that highway, ice climbers can gain access to some of the best waterfall ice in the Sierra Nevada. While the road into Tuolumne Meadows is not plowed in winter, the road is plowed high enough to give excellent access to the entire Tioga Pass winter playground. The routes in this area vary from easy beginner terrain, suitable for top-roping, to moderate and difficult multi-pitch ice climbs. Because of its easy access and the beautiful alpine setting, this is an ideal location for guided ice climbing trips.

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