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Travel Climbing and International Mountaineering    

international mountaineeringGranite Arches offers custom rock, ice and mountaineering trips all over the US and professionally guided climbing expeditions to several of the world’s great mountain ranges.  Catering to the needs of both novice and intermediate climbers,  we offer group/scheduled expeditions to Ecuador and Peru. We also offer custom/private ascents  to most peaks in  Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Mexico, and the western United States. Group expeditions include Cotapaxi, Alpamayo, Urus, Illiniza Sur, Tocllaraju, and others. Our expeditions are an exceptional value, as they include most expenses and a very low guide-to-client ratio. Finally, because we are a small company, we excel in meeting the special needs of individual clients and can arrange custom expeditions.

Scheduled Mountaineering Trips:


Orizaba, Mexico.  Jan 23rd-30th
Click here for more details.

Granite Arches also offers custom and scheduled rock climbing trips to more distant climbing locations in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and California among others. Scheduled trips offer a low guide to client ratio.  Custom trips allow you to travel with your guide from Granite Arches to areas outside of the southeastern US.  Scheduled trips are listed below as available.  Custom trips are available anytime by going contacting us at climb@granitearches.com


Granite Arches Climbing Guides
Asheville, NC, USA
Chattanooga, TN USA
Johnson City, TN USA
Winston-Salem, NC, USA


Phone: (423) 413-1432

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Disclaimer: Rock, snow, and ice climbing and related activities are inherently dangerous.  We try to manage the risks of climbing, but no guarantee of safety is provided or implied.  You may be injured or killed while climbing.