Mammoth Lakes rock climbing school offers rock climbing instruction and rock climbing lessons. Sierra Rock Climbing School Mammoth Lakes rock climbing school offers rock climbing instruction and rock climbing lessons.

 Featured Climbing Guides & Instructors

 Experience the Sierra Rock Climbing School difference - Our Guides & Instructors are:
 Experienced, Skilled, Fun & Want to be Climbing With You!
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Our Guides are also 3rd party trained & certified by the: Professional Climbing Guides Institute (PCGI)


Zeke Federman: Founder - Sierra Rock Climbing School

Zeke has been a professional rock climbing guide for 18 years and has over 22 years of climbing experience to share with you! Over the course of his long career, Zeke has proven to provide safe, fun and empowering guided rock climbing and instruction experiences for his numerous clients. He has done the majority of his climbing in the Eastern Sierra, Joshua Tree National Park, Yosemite National Park, Red Rock & Spain. Zeke has also established numerous first ascent rock climbs across California's famed Sierra Nevada mountain range. He has also worked on a wide array of rock climbing instruction/guiding projects, ranging from training the U.S. Special Forces to major Hollywood climbing productions, including but not limited to being in charge of facilitating climbing segments for the Bachelor T.V. Series and the Dr.Phil Show! Zeke and his lovely wife Desiree are also proud parents of three energetic & inspiring young children, Estreya (age 13) Xavi (age 11) & Amilana (age 8) all of them have been rock climbing since age 3! Zeke treasures the many friendships that have blossomed from his relationships built with his guided clients over the years and looks forward to climbing with you soon!


David Lane:  Senior Guide

Dave is a gifted climbing guide and very strong rock climber! He is a certified rock climbing guide at the PCGI Multi-Pitch Guide level. He also served as the first technical director for the PCGI Professional Climbing Guides Institute. Dave is a local Eastern Sierra climber & guide. He has been professionally guiding for over 10 years. Dave lives in Bishop, Ca with his wonderful wife and amazing son. Dave also holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography from San Diego State University. Dave is fun and inspiring to climb with and learn from!  


PCGI certification is accepted by the majority of U.S. Department of the Interior - National Park Service units that require rock climbing guide/instructor certification. Learn more about the nationally recognized organization that our rock climbing guides are trained by: Professional Climbing Guides Institute (PCGI)

All of our guides & instructors also have completed emergency medical training and certification from at least one of the following nationally recognized programs and from other programs not listed.

Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) 
Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) 
Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) 


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