Women’s Yoga & Climbing Retreat – Lone Pine

US475 per person

Next Trip: Lone Pine April 28-30th 2022
Trip Details:
A full weekend of fun, yoga, camping, and climbing with adventurous women in the National Scenic Area of the Alabama Hills. With natural arches, hundreds of climbing routes a few minutes walk from the road, and an impressive Sierra backdrop, “the Hills” were the first Yoga & Climbing Retreat destination, and it’s still our favorite!

Learn from our full staff of AMGA certified, female guides who are experts at finding the right climbs for you! We offer guided climbing and yoga instruction for climbers and yogis of all skill levels, from first-time beginners to advanced. Then, after a full day out, enjoy a campfire chatting with new friends. Don’t forget to look out for the shooting stars!


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Tour Plan and Info
TRAVEL INFO: Once you arrive in Lone Pine, you will turn onto Whitney Portal Rd at the only stoplight in town. Continue on this Rd for about 3 miles until you come to Horseshoe Meadow Rd. Take a left and drive about 1 mile to the turn off at Tuttle Creek Campground on your right. There will be signs to direct you to the group campsite. TOWN AMMENITIES: Lone Pine has a grocery store on Main St. You can get all the basics, but very few specialty items. Several restaurants are available...including, my favorite, the taco truck! You can grab food from here and bring it up to the campground if you don't want to cook. Located by the Mobile Gas Station on Main St. Showers are available at the Whitney Portal Hostel on Main St. for $7 Big Willi’s Mountaineering and Elevation are the two climbing/hiking stores located off Main St. with a lot of great finds if you forget anything, or just want to do some shopping:) CAMP LIFE: We will be in the group campsite with plenty of room for you to pitch a tent, or sleep in your car... There are several Picnic tables and fire rings there. I will be providing wood for a fire each night, and a few stoves/pots, aluminum foil, pans, etc., for anyone to use. I would suggest bringing a cooler to keep your food items and at least a cup, bowl, spoon. There are pit toilets and potable water at the campground. WHAT TO BRING: Camping gear- sleeping bag, pad, tent, camp chair Clothing- Sept. can be very hot...or cool, depending on the weather at the time. Bring clothing for either instance...sun protectant clothing for being in the sun and warm clothes and rain jacket just in case. Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, beanie Good walking shoes Yoga Mat Water bottles or bladder (at least 2 or 3 liters) Climbing Gear- Shoes, Helmet, Harness, Belay Device, Chalk Bag and any of the other gear you may own.  Also, a cheap pair of gardening or leather gloves for belaying can be nice!  *We can provide any of these items if you do not own them at no charge😊 ***IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY OF THESE THINGS, WE CAN RENT YOU A TENT, SLEEPING BAG, ETC. BUT LET ME KNOW BEFOREHAND!
Itinerary Friday From 4 p.m. onward, meet at Tuttle Creek Campground group campsite, there is no specific time, as many of you will be driving to Lone Pine this night. You can also arrive on Saturday morning, just get in touch to work out the details Register and sign paperwork - This is a good time to get fitted for climbing shoes, helmets, harnesses, and belay devices, should you need any of these items Set up your tent and sleeping area. You will have a fire going once it gets dark and you will use this time to get to know one another.   Saturday Make breakfast and lunches to bring with for your climbing day Morning yoga in the Alabama Hills Split into groups and go out to the crags. You will climb most the day and have informational and skill seminars Head back to the campground for dinner, relaxing, and fire.   Sunday Make breakfast and lunches to bring with you for our climbing day If you plan to leave after climbing, this will be a good time to break down your tents Morning yoga in the Alabama Hills Split into groups and go out to the crags. More skill seminars and more climbing At 4 p.m. you will reconvene and say your goodbyes Cost $450 Optional extra day of climbing Friday or Monday from $195 Get in touch for more details.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW MANY PARTICIPANTS COME BY THEMSELVES?

The majority of women come to our retreats alone - somewhere around 70%.  If you are hesitating to join because you would be coming solo, know that you will not be "alone" and these retreats offer a wonderful sense of community, more so than any of our other courses...which, is why we love them!!

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE AGE OF THE WOMEN WHO ATTEND?

We generally have a wide range of ages at our retreats. The average age tends to fall between the ages of 25 to 55. But, we've had many participants from 13-late 60's join us!

WHAT IF I'VE NEVER CLIMBED BEFORE?

Being a climbing school, teaching someone how to climb safely and confidently is what we do best!

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

We have a very strict cancellation policy.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS POOR?

We do our best to choose dates where this won't be an issue, but it's always a possibility.  If we cannot go climbing, we will propose alternative activities such as technical skills lessons like anchor building, rappelling,  multi-pitch clinics, or go hiking.

If you're worried about weather ruining your experience, we suggest buying "cancel for any reason" trip protection as we will not be providing any refunds due to weather related issues.

CAN I BRING MY PET?

Unfortunately, we cannot allow pets on any of our group trips or clinics.

WILL I BE ABLE TO LEAD CLIMB?

We base our decision on this with fluidity.  Our guides will determine whether or not they will allow leading based on participants prior experience, routes available for leading, and mock leading competency.  If this is a skill you want to learn on the retreat, communicate with your guides and they will try to get you some chances to learn the art of leading during the retreat.
WHAT’S INCLUDED: All rock climbing gear Two 5-6 hour climbing sessions Two yoga classes 2 Nights Camping   WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED: Gratuities to guides: (We recommend between 15-20% depending on your experience) Trip Protection: this trip will run regardless of the weather conditions.  We have chosen to run our trips during the best potential for good weather in the area.  If climbing isn't possible on a given day, we may find a sheltered area to practice skills, or go for a group hike. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to hike  over varied 1/2 a mile over varied terrain while carrying a 10 lb backpack Must be 18 years of age or older (unless discussed with our office prior and accompanied by an adult)
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