I started guiding single pitch climbing in 2012 and have since ventured deeper into what I truly love. I went on to get certified as an American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) and now I’m on the long path to become a certified Rock Guide. For some that path may be shorter but for me finances and the ability to take time off from my regular job (Carpentry) has lengthened that path. However a lot has happened in the last three years. I met my wife, climbed Mount Rainier (twice), Mount Shuksan, and I broke the threshold of climbing 5.10 trad. It’s funny because I have climbed many 5.10 sport routes and even some 5.11’s but trad was different for me. I started falling on gear and everything changed. Now I am picking away at the requirements to apply for the rock guide course and my goal is to have my resume complete by December. I will be traveling to Red Rocks Nevada in October to tick off some of the larger routes needed for the course. I also plan on climbing some of the bigger stuff we have here on the east coast, like White Sides and Laurel Knob. Stay tuned for some blog posts on those adventures.
So here it is, my first blog post. I plan on posting about my adventures as well as gear reviews and tech tips. I hope you enjoy!