Summer Adventures

Endless summer, new horizons

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WMG offers guided summer programs for all ability levels from the absolute beginner through to the seasoned multi-pitch trad expert or ultra-trail runner, and has tailor-made each AND every one of our introductory, technical, custom and education programs here in the Wasatch Range, to allow the absolute max enjoyment of the incredibly diversity to be found extraordinary home. We just can't wait to share the breathtakingly beautiful and wild Wasatch mountains with YOU.

The Wasatch Range offers a wide variety of climbing, and all types of rock, in one place! Climbers will discover a huge diversity of options, from easy slabs, and fun cracks, to steep and overhanging cruxes. There is no other climbing destination in the USA that offers such a diversity of climbing in a small area: we encounter both granite, quartzite AND limestone in the Big and Little Canyon, so it is no wonder climbers come here to experience the Wasatch's truly incredible climbs. 

Our rock climbing courses expose new climbers to fundamental climbing skills that are difficult to learn in the gym. Whether you’re progressing toward becoming an independent outdoor climber or you just want to be comfortable assessing others use of climbing anchors and single pitch systems, WMG's courses will teach you the skills and have you put them to use. Our kid's rock climbing clinics allow us to spend time outside and expend some of that extra energy! Developing new skills that demand responsibility and safety.

Or why not try one of our epic 1 to 2-day traverses! Or an ascent of the South Ridge of local emblem Mount Superior. Depending on the time of the year and the conditions, Superior can be a full day of relatively easy alpine rock climbing in a stunning alpine environment, or a tougher snowier day filled with a range of challenges that will require a strong desire to succeed!

At WMG we combine extensive qualifications with decades of accrued experience, combined with a deep-held understanding and love for nature, and a dedication to protecting the wilderness areas we visit. Come and experience the perfect adventure this summer in this pristine environment.

 

Although none of us have experienced a pandemic before, the WMG family of staff, clients, and our providers all around the world have quickly risen to the occasion in whatever way they can around the world. In turn, we would like to thank everyone we have heard from for their kindness and support.

Looking forward to this summer, we sincerely hope you will join us to enjoy the wilderness and distancing the vast and majestic Wasatch provide. 

Getting outside to destress, move our bodies, breath in fresh air and build our defences with some vital vitamin D, has become more important than ever.

As specialists in designing customized adventures and experts in risk planning and mitigation, we assure that we are able to conduct our activities with maximum safety measures during the Covid-19 crisis. Some of our efforts mean the following:

  • we can currently accept private groups only
  • no car pooling
  • hand hygiene measures at regular intervals 
  • avoid touching face
  • masks where possible or sensible e.g. at belays
  • social distancing of 6 feet minimum
  • flexible plans, declaration of any symptoms whatsoever 
  • adhere to CDC, federal state and county guidelines
  • clear safely briefings
  • shared gear will be disinfected in the sun or washed between use
  • Leave No Trace

We urge everyone heading out to enjoy the outdoors to be mindful of how their individual actions reflect on the whole outdoor community. The key will be for individuals to take a sensible approach to their activities, use your judgement to manage the risks, and to consider the social responsibility we all have to each other, to protecting our emergency services and to minimise the transmission of COVID-19.

  • Be prepared: Some car parks, toilets and other facilities may remain closed 
  • Be considerate: Think about how your actions might impact on others 
  • Be COVID aware: keep hygiene in mind at all times, and avoid sharing food, and drink with others

Please rest assured we are holding our usual dates, providers and guides, to provide our expedition experience to its usual high standards of success and excellence, despite the uncertainty at this time. We have of course endeavoured to build suitable cancellation policies into our bookings for the season to accommodate circumstances.

What are the requisites for prior experience?

We are happy to guides clients with absolutely no experience, all the way up to accomplished climbers, catering for all needs, abilities and goals.

What will the group size be?

Our maximum ratio of clients to guides is 4:1, groups can vary from 1 to 4 with one guide, or from 5 to 8, with two guides. We are able to cater for larger groups with advance booking.

I do not have my own climbing gear, can I rent it?

Purchasing your own gear is a great step to take, but we do have gear to lend at no additional cost, on a first come first serve basis. 

Do I need to bring food?

A packed lunch is required for full day trips, and for half days no, but in any case we do require you to bring plenty of snacks and water along.

Is it risky?

While no outdoor adventure can be 100% risk free, due to the inherent nature of backcountry sports, hiring a qualified mountain guide is the best possible way to mitigate the risks involved.

Half Day Kids Rock Climbing Camp

  • 1 Person $250
  • $50 each additional climber, 3 maximum

 

Half & Full Day Rock Climbing for All Levels

Half-Day

  • 1 Person $250
  • $50 each additional climber, 3 maximum

Full-Day

  • 1 person $495
  • $100 extra for an additional climber, 2 maximum

 

Learn to Climb

  • 1 Person $395
  • $50 each additional climber, 4 maximum

 

1-day Traverses

  • 1 Person $495
  • $100 extra for an additional climber, 2 maximum

 

2-day Traverses

  • 1 Person $1000
  • $500 extra for an additional climber, 2 maximum

We currently have availability for the following upcoming dates, please check back for updates!

  • Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31 weekend
  • Sept 4, Sept 5, Sept 6 weekend
  • Sept 11, Sept 12, Sept 13 weekend
  • Sept 18, Sept 19, Sept 20 weekend
  • Sept 25, Sept 26, Sept 27 weekend

Booking

Once you have chosen a trip and date, click on SAVE YOUR SPOT above and drop us a line to confirm availability! We simply require your payment, and for you to complete our Trip Registration Form

 

Payments and Cancellation for Full & Half Day Trips, Clinics, and Courses

Fees for all trips including avalanches courses, mountaineering, rock climbing, hiking, and backcountry skiing are due in full at the time of booking and full payment is required to complete your registration

Payments may be made via credit card or check to Wasatch Mountain Guides.

If your group trip is not filled, Wasatch Mountain Guides may give you the option of canceling the trip and receiving a full refund of amounts paid or paying an additional fee to cover the costs of running the group trip.

 

CLIENT CANCELLATIONS

Wasatch Mountain Guides LLC will not refund fees paid if trips are cancelled within 7 days of departure, regardless of reason. Cancellation requests received more than 7 days before the trip start date will be refunded the trip fee less a 15% booking fee. 


CANCELLATION BY WASATCH MOUNTAIN GUIDES

Wasatch Mountain Guides reserves the right to cancel trips due to environmental or other unforeseen circumstances, including, but not limited to, weather conditions or trail conditions, or permitting or access issues. We will make every effort to reschedule or offer advanced notice of route changes if and when possible. There will be no refunds for trips already in progress and trips will be charged according to the above cancellation policy. For longer trips, peak climbs, and ski mountaineering, unforeseen conditions including weather can affect field conditions and subsequently client safety. We reserve the right to terminate, change, or modify all trips at any time without a refund. Changes to a trip itinerary made by our guides for any reason do not constitute a cancellation, and no refunds will be made in this case.

If your trip is canceled by Wasatch Mountain Guides, amounts paid will be credited toward a future trip with Wasatch Mountain Guides. Wasatch Mountain Guides is not responsible for any expenses incurred in preparing for the trip, including, but not limited to, travel expenses, equipment rentals or purchase, or lodging.

Clients are solely responsible for evacuation costs, if necessary, including additional trailhead shuttles, ambulance, and emergency services. We strongly recommend that you purchase accident and trip insurance to secure your trip.

 

Safety and Participant Responsibility

Participants have responsibilities to themselves, Wasatch Mountain Guides LLC and to each other. They must choose the trip that is appropriate for their interests and skill level. Good physical condition is important on all Wasatch Mountain Guides LLC and is a prerequisite for participation. Proper trip preparation includes, but is not limited to, acquisition of the proper equipment, understanding the trip's itinerary, and familiarity with proper wilderness etiquette.

The activities you engage in during your program may require a degree of skill and knowledge different than other activities that you have participated in and you have a responsibility as a participant to be in optimal physical condition and health. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with knowledge of the potential dangers involved, as well as the knowledge that some dangers are unforeseeable and uncontrollable, and the knowledge that these dangers exist no matter your physical and mental preparedness.

You must follow all instructions given by WMG and your guide without question, even if you do not agree with those instructions. On a trek or expedition, our guides reserve the right to remove any person from a trip for any reason. These reasons include jeopardizing the safety of yourself or another team member or physical inability to climb at the level necessary for the chosen route. If your guide removes you from a program, you will not receive any refund and you will be responsible for any additional costs incurred in leaving the trip.

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WMG's Top Picks for a Safe Summer in the Wasatch: A wide diversity of routes, with something exciting and new for literally everyone, expert or beginner!

Half Day Kids Rock Climbing Camp

Half Day Kids Rock Climbing Camp

Develop new skills that demand responsibility and safety. Unleashing a kid on a climbing wall enables great rewards

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Half-Day and Full-Day Rock Climbing

Half-Day and Full-Day Rock Climbing

For those looking for a morning warm-up or after-work climb, we offer half day climbing trips in the Little or Big Canyon

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Learn to Climb

Learn to Climb

Suitable for beginners. Learn the basics of equipment, outdoor ropework, anchors, and much more

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High Mountain Traverses

High Mountain Traverses

Push your limits physically and aerobically in an incredible high mountain setting, with breathtaking views

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CORONAVIRUS - COVID-19: Uncertainties

Please rest assured we are holding our usual dates, providers and guides, to provide our WMG experience to its usual high standards of success and excellence, despite the uncertainty at this time. Please contact us to learn more about our special cancellation policies for current bookings to accommodate circumstances.

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”

Jack Kerouac