Hard to believe today marks the 1 year anniversary of Golden State Guiding! This last year has been a roller-coaster of a good time and we’re just getting started! From our first guided outings at our local crags of Mission Gorge and Mount Woodson, to the inception of our highly successful Gym 2 Crag programs and the partnership we formed with @verticalhold Climbing Gym. We expanded our offerings throughout California to Joshua Tree nearly one year ago and most recently into the lichen streaked granite of the Sierra where most of our hearts reside. Our BBQ’s x BELAY’s x BEER’s events in the winter were beyond a good time and our first of many Ladies Weekend Out events was a huge success! And to top it off apprenticeship programs and scholarship funds were implemented to support up and coming Guides striving to further their careers in this exciting profession. We’d say it’s been a good first year at GSG!
Golden State Guiding is only as good as the Guides we have working in the field and the Ambassadors we have representing our company. We’d like to personally thank each and every one of these individuals for their dedication, loyalty, trust and time they’ve invested into the company and the friendship they’ve provided. You’re time in the field is valued more than you know and we can’t thank you enough for being a part of the GSG family! GSG Guides @gregasaurus_flex, @kelvin_artdoors, @allisonterray, @tytytheclimbingguy, @lolo_bach, @thefnanswer, @senseisplitter, @dbirddy, @amontillado1846 and @cannonjtc, thank you for being the best guides we could possibly ask for. GSG Ambassadors @orionisasian, @shane.mclimbing, @stantonotnats, @kormungus, @siwamotoand @dajagr, thank you for your continued stoke of climbing and support you’ve afforded GSG along the way.
Climb // Educate // Train // Inspire was our mission from the inception of Golden State Guiding and we’ve stayed true to these core values. The core of GSG’s business will always be slated in the mountains but the importance of educating our up and coming community of climbers will always take precedence. The support we’ve extended to the community has transformed into friendships we never thought imaginable. Thanks to all of the clients/ participants/ friends we’ve made this first year. We truly value the time we’ve spent with each and every one of you.
And lastly, where would we be without the support of all of our partners. Vertical Hold Climbing Gym, Shelta Hats, Saint Archer, Evolv, Outdoor Research, prAna, Black Diamond, The American Alpine Club, Traeger Grills, Arcade Belts and Riot Cake Co., thank you for everything you’ve done for all of our events! And a big thanks to photographers and friends Jameson Schultz, Albert Cheng and Chris George for capturing and supporting these events. We look forward to more great times in the future!
Cheers to a prosperous second year in business with everyone and getting into the mountains!