California Fourteener Initiative
Ascent all California’s 14,000 ft. Peaks
2-3 days / 1-2 nights / with 2 climbers / Ratio 2:1 / Cost: $295.00 – $325.00 per person per day
2-3 days/ 1-2 nights / with 1 climber / Ratio 1:2 / Cost: $425.00 – $450.00 per day
With 14 mountains over 14,000 ft. California has one of the largest concentrations of high peaks on the west coast. These mountains make up what is considered some of the most classic alpine climbs in the world. Though many are not technically hard, all are physically demanding, and all are worth the effort. From the rocky slopes of Mt Langley to the mixed ice and snow of the North Palisade and the expansive glaciers on Mt Shasta, California has it all.
SWS Mountain Guides climbs them all and so can you!
As one of only two companies permitted to guide all of California’s 14,000 ft. peaks we offer the “Fourteener Initiative”. By contacting our office we can help you establish a plan to climb these high peaks in an order that progressively builds your skills as a mountain climber. Sign up for two or more climbs in one season and receive 10% off your guided climbs as well as discounts on rentals for Shasta climbs. Take the initiative and climb all of the California 14ers.
Scheduling Technical Climbs: You can schedule a Technical Peak Climb & SWS Mountain Guides will advertise your selected date for a second qualified climber. If no other climbers are scheduled or books your date. You have the option to cancel and receive a full refund* or climb with your guide at the special single rate.
|Peak||Client to Guide Ratio||Route/ Rating / Grade||Cost|
|Mt. Whitney 14,505 ft.||3:1||East Face/Buttress 5.4 -5.6 III||$885.00|
|Mt. Williamson 14,375 ft.||2:1||Twisted Rib 5.6 III||$885.00|
|North Palisade 14,242 ft.||2:1||U-Notch 5.6 III||$885.00|
|Keeler Needle 14,239 ft.||3:1||4th Class Mtn Rte||$885.00|
|Mt. Sill 14,153 ft||2:1||Swiss Arete 5.7 III||$885.00|
|Mt. Russell 14,153 ft||2:1||
East Ridge 4th Class
Fishhook Arete 5.9 III
|Polemonium Peak 14,080 ft||2:1||
U-Notch 5.6 III
V-Notch W1-3 III
|Split Mountain 14,042 ft.||3:1||North Ridge 3rd Class II||$650.00|
|Mt. Langley 14,022 ft.||3:1||South Ridge 3rd Class II||$650.00|
|Mt. Tyndall 14,019 ft.||3:1||North Ridge 4th Class||$885.00|
|Middle Palisade 14,012 ft.||3:1||East Face 3rd / 4th Class II-III||$750.00|
|Mt. Muir 14,011 ft||2:1||East Face 4th Class III||$885.00|
|Thunderbolt Peak 14,003 ft.||2:1||North Couloir 4th Class III||$885.00|
|Mt. Shasta 14,179 ft||3:1||Various Routes||$650.00|