Eastern Sierras Climbing Camp
Thank you for your interest in a very challenging 5-day cycling camp. We have three options for you to choose from Monday July 17, 2017 thru Friday July 21, 2017. Check in on Sunday July 16, 2017 travel plans for return on Saturday July 22, 2017.
Climb some of the most epic mountains the Eastern Sierras have to offer. With so many options how do we pick just one week’s worth of climbing? It is nearly impossible. But we think we have done a good job picking some iconic climbs that you can be proud to tell your friends and fellow climbing fiends in your local club that you clim
The Elite level course covers 335 miles (539 km) and 44,000 feet (13411 meters) of climbing.
Our Intermediate level camp covers 250 miles (400 km) and 26,000 feet of climbing (7900 meters).
Our development course covers 150 miles (160 km) 10,000 feet (3000 meters) of climbing.
The full 5-day camp will provide you with the rare experience of escaping to the mountains and just riding your bike. However, we offer a 3-day mini camp as well. The Mini camp is ideal for riders who have many responsibilities outside of cycling and/or are development riders. We offer the 3-day camp because let’s face it not everyone can get away from family, friends and work commitments for 5 days plus travel.
- Who– REV Cycling – a premier event promoter of endurance events. Staff George Vargas.
- What – A 5 or 3-day Mini camp
- When – Monday July 17 – July 21, 2017
- Where – Based out of Bishop, CA. Climb Eastern Sierras highest summits Mosquito Flats, Tioga Pass, Onion Valley, White Mountain and more… Summit climbs over 10,000 feet!! Shorter but equally as challenging options are offered daily.
- Why – because you deserve a vacation!
- How much
- $695 early bird registration before April 1, 2017
- $795 Super Saver registration between April 2- May 1,
- $895 Regular registration between May 2 – June 1
- $995 LATE Registration June 2- July 10
- Camp registration closes Monday July 10, 2017
- Lodging and meals are not included in the Eastern Sierra Camp
A minimum of $500 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration. To secure the best pricing full payment is due at the time of registration. If you choose to place a $500 non-refundable deposit you will receive the current pricing tranche when you make your full payment. For example, best pricing is before April 1, 2017 a $500 deposit may be made and then full payment before April 1, 2017 to receive early bird pricing of $695
Second example a $500 non-refundable deposit may be made in April 2017 to secure a spot in the limited camp and full payment made between June 2, 2017 and July 10, hence your camp registration would be $995.
Lodging and meals are not included in the Eastern Sierra Camp.
Mini Camp Pricing
$495 early bird registration before April 1, 2017
$595 Super Saver registration between April 2- May 1,
$695 Regular registration between May 2 – June 1
$795 LATE Registration June 2- July 10
Camp registration closes Monday July 10, 2017
DAY #1 MOSQUITO FLATS
We begin day one with the highest paved road in the Eastern Sierras Mosquito Flats at 10,200 feet (3,100 meters) at the Mosquito Flat trailhead in Rock Creek the highest paved public road (not necessarily a state highway) in California is Rock Creek Road in Inyo County
Shorter route would be do only do one of the climbs which is a very good day! The SAG vehicle can always take you back to the start of the second climb where you can then ride back to your lodging.
Day #2 South Lake and Lake Sabrina
Two great climbs that we might as well do since they are so close to each other.
Shorter route – would be only one climb and then descend back to the start
Day #3 Glacier Lodge and White Mountain
Day #4 Onion Valley Road
Once rated as the toughest climbing in California and in the nation’s top 10 climbs we plan to ride this one by itself so that we can enjoy it and not rush.
Mile 2.5-12.5, Independence, California–8.3%
The last 10 miles of this 12.5-mile ascent are the steepest stretch of that length in the country–and also higher than 5,000 feet, a combination that unquestionably makes it the most difficult. Longer than Alpe d’Huez and steeper than the Galibier and Tourmalet, the last 10 miles of Onion Valley are legendary
Day #5 Horseshoe Meadows and Whitney Portal
Horseshoe Meadows an imposing climb when you look at the massive switchbacks carve out on the side of the mountain. Whitney Portal steeper and shorter but requires you to be “all in” to tackle both of these climbs in one sitting.
Just look at the massive switchbacks on the 22 mile climb of Horseshoe Meadow