The Palisades in the High Sierra of California are stacked with fourteen thousand foot peaks. On this intensive 5-day Palisades climbing tirp we attempt five of the major fourteeners in the Palisades region from the West Side via quicker rock climbing routes while avoiding the tedious ice routes up the East Side. This allows us the possibility of climbing more peaks in a shorter amount of time.

The goal here is peak bagging up easy but technical rock climbing routes. However, this trip is also great training for alpine climbing in general. You will gain valuable alpine rock experience that will translate to alpine climbing routes around the world.

We leave out of the Bishop Pass trail head on the East Side of the Sierra Nevada out of the town of Bishop, CA. After crossing Bishop Pass and entering Kings Canyon National Park, we wrap around to our base camp in the beautiful Palisade Basin. From our basecamp, we begin an intensive 3 days of climbing attempting to summit as many of the California fourteeners as possible.

A great trip for those who are ticking off the California fourteen thousand foot peaks and for those who simply want to get in some great climbing High Sierra climbing.



Previous mountaineering and/or some rock climbing experience required. Excellent physical condition.

Recommended prior courses and trips:


Custom dates only



COST: $1395


  • Professional guides at a low 1:2 ratio

  • Breakfast & dinner while in the backcountry.

  • Group camping equipment such as tents and cooking equipment.

  • All technical climbing equipment including ice axes and crampons, helmets and harnesses (except footwear)