Well that's a wrap! Our second annual Sierra Single Pitchn' event in Mammoth Lakes, CA has officially come to an end. Two days of stellar climbing in the Eastern Sierra, perfect temps, and a great group of participants made for a memorable weekend! Our first day was spent out in beautiful Clark Canyon, a volcanic outcropping of rocks a few miles Northeast of Mammoth Lakes and loaded with hundreds of great sport climbing routes. After Clark Canyon the participants took to the 395 and back to Mammoth where they indulged in some tasty beverages at Mammoth Brewery, right in the heart of town, before heading back to camp for the night. Day 2 found everyone at the popular and always fun Horseshoe Slab behind Mammoth Mountain. Snow drifts still crowded the bottom of the climbs but that didn't stop this group from having a blast on their second day out! Big thanks to everyone who came out to our second annual Sierra Single Pitchn' event, it was a real pleasure getting to show you around some of our favorite areas to climb in the Mammoth Lakes area. And a special thanks goes out to GSG Guides Josh Reinig and Greg Davis for facilitating another awesome event, couldn't do it without our GSG Guide Family! Click the button below to view the Sierra Single Pitchn' photo gallery!
Ladies Weekend Out is taking it to a national level and going to beautiful Estes Park, Colorado, just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park!
Golden State Guiding has partnered up with world renowned guide service, Colorado Mountain School and woman’s sports top industry leader and long time parter Tera Kaia for an all ladies weekend of climbing in Colorado, August 2nd - 4th! Fifteen lucky ladies will have the opportunity to climb some of Rocky Mountain National Parks most popular rock climbing crags with our professionally trained AMGA guides and enjoy two nights accommodation in the CMS Adventure Hostel, conveniently located in the middle of Estes Park. Both days will be packed with fun climbing for all abilities, technical clinics introducing you to outdoor climbing, community and camaraderie! We hope to see you out there, it's going to be another great weekend! Click the image below to learn more and to register for this awesome event!
Golden State Guiding is excited to announce the second annual Sierra Single Pitchn’ event is back this July in the Mammoth Lakes area!
Come join us for an unforgettable weekend of climbing, camping and camaraderie in the beautiful Mammoth Lakes area, conveniently located in the heart of the Sierra and just a short drive from Yosemite National Park!
Throughout the weekend you’ll have the pleasure of climbing at beautiful alpine crags on an array of high quality Sierra granite and volcanic rock, camping under a blanket of fragrant Jeffery Pines in the town of Mammoth, and the opportunity to meet new, likeminded people looking to have a good time! Click here to check out pictures from our inaugural Sierra Single Pitchn’ event last year! We hope to see you out there, it’s going to be another fun event!
We officially wrapped up our inaugural event in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Red Rock Roundup, and what an amazing event it was! 20 clients had the opportunity to either take to the canyons for a 2 day adventure on some multi pitch routes or had the luxury of hanging out in the first and third pullout with GSG guides and ambassadors for a sport climbing weekend. Two nights of camping were included where clients got to relive their first day adventures around our group campfire while meting new friends and enjoying good company all around. Big thanks to everyone who came out to attend our first annual Red Rock Roundup and an even bigger thanks to all the guides who helped facilitate the weekend, we couldn’t do it without our awesome team! Click the button below to see all the highlights from the weekend!
Well another amazing weekend of climbing with a great group of Ladies went down for our Ladies Weekend Out, 2019 Spring event in San Diego! It was our largest group of Ladies to date for an LWO event at 15! Throughout the weekend all participants were taught the necessary skills on how to climb outdoors on their own including anchor building, rappelling, and gear placements, and of course, lots of climbing ensued! Saturday night found us at Saint Archer Brewery where the Ladies indulged in some tasty, local craft beer, delicious dessert provide by Riot Cake Co. and they finished off with a good ol’ fashioned brewery tour! Big thanks to all the Ladies that came out for the weekend, it was a pleasure having you all attend our event! Also, big shout out to our GSG Guides, Lauren Breitenbach, Sarah Barille and Tyler Dandurand for facilitating, photographers Jameson Schultz and Albert Cheng for capturing the moments, as well as to our partners, Tera Kaia (formerly Aret), prAna, Outdoor Research, Shelta Hats, Saint Archer Brewery, Riot Cake Co., American Alpine Club and Allied Climbers of San Diego, we couldn't do it without the support of all these amazing guides and companies! Stay tuned for some exciting information regarding our next Ladies Weekend Out, landing in a different state this summer, 2019! Click the button below to view our full Gallery from our Ladies Weekend Out, Spring 2019 event!
Attention all climbers! The annual Mount Woodson Cleanup is happening Saturday, March 23rd from 8:30 am - 11:30 am! Come out and join Allied Climbers of San Diego, the American Alpine Clubs San Diego Chapter, REI and us for a day of stewardship, socializing, coffee sipping and doughnut devouring! Click the button below to learn more. See you on the hill!
Golden State Guiding is excited to announce the first annual Red Rock Roundup event, this spring 2019, in beautiful Red Rock Canyon!
Come join us for an unforgettable weekend of climbing in beautiful Red Rock Canyon, conveniently located just 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Red Rock plays host to some of the worlds best sandstone sport climbing crags, big wall routes and bouldering in the Western United States. Whether you’re new to climbing, an avid sport or trad climber or simply looking to get out for a weekend and meet fun, likeminded people, then this event is for you!
Throughout the weekend you’ll have the pleasure of climbing world class sandstone in a beautiful landscape, the option to choose either our sport climbing or multi pitch climbing package for the weekend, and you’ll get to enjoy two nights under the stars in Red Rock Campground just 10 minutes from many of the popular climbing destinations. Spots are limited so sign up today! Click here fore more info and to register.
Stacked house last night at @verticalhold for the Yosemite Slideshow presented by none other than @arcteryx athlete and Golden State Guiding Ambassador and Guide @cannonjtc! The climbing community came together for great stories, big wall talk and some insight into the last few years Jordan has spent in Yosemite Valley. Big thanks to everyone who came out to the event and supported not only Jordan, but the organizations we were raising funds for through our raffle, @joshuatreefriends and @yosemiteconservancy! Lastly, we need to thank the people and companies that made this all possible, @verticalhold, @maximropes, @scarpana, @saintarcherbrew, @officialacsd, @sandiegochapter_aac, @metoliusclimbing, @frictionlabs, and @yeti thank you for your continued support of our events and to @gregasaurus_flex for MC’ing the event and @samuelcrossley and @eliza_earle for the great photos! Looking forward to seeing everyone at our next slideshow!
Golden State Guiding is pleased to announce we’ll be hosting a slideshow for GSG Ambassador and Guide Jordan Cannon on January 30th at Vertical Hold Climbing Gym in San Diego. Come listen to Jordan talk about his last 2 seasons in Yosemite Valley, enjoy some tasty beverages from Saint Archer Brewery and enter our raffle for your chance to win some great climbing gear from our sponsors! Everyone who RSVP’s receives 1 free raffle ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased and 100% of the proceeds will go to Yosemite Conservancy and Friends of Joshua Tree which are organizations Golden State Guiding supports through being a member of 1% for the Planet. Hope to see you there!
Another amazing weekend with great people in a beautiful place! We wrapped up our Sierra Single Pitchn’ Event in the Eastern Sierra and I think it’s safe to say we’re still coming down from a big high! We spent 2 nights camping in beautiful Rock Creek Canyon and ventured out each day into the Eastern Sierra, sampling some fine rock climbing along the way. Day 1 was spent at Clark Canyon where we climbed large formations composed of volcanic rock followed by a dip in Rock Creek Lake to round out the day. Day 2 we ventured north into the Mammoth Lakes Basin area where we spent the day climbing at Horseshoe Slabs, nestled between Horseshoe Lake and beautiful pine trees of all shapes and sizes. The Sierra is a very special place to all of our Guides, it’s a privilege to be able to introduce people to a place so near and dear to our heart. Thanks to everyone who attended the first annual Sierra Single Pitchn’ Event, this is just the beginning of more fun outings to come on the Eastside! Also, big shout out to GSG Guide Greg Davis for facilitating the weekend and to GSG Guide Tyler Dandurand and GSG Apprentice Guide Sarah Barille for helping along the way. Awesome team we have, couldn't do it without you guys!
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The psych is still high from last nights slideshow with GSG Ambassador @cannonjtc! Thanks for taking the time to spread the stoke throughout our local climbing community Jordan, everyone was thrilled to have you come out and share your adventures for the evening! Big thanks to @verticalhold for hosting and to our local climbing organizations and partners @sandiegochapter_aac and @officialacsd for coming out and supporting this great event. We also wanted to thank @samuelcrossley and @callenhearne for all the great photos and video they provided Jordan with for the show. You guys rock, keep up the good work! And lastly, thanks to @randyleavittand @maximropes for spreading the word about the evening! Looking forward to more fun nights like this down the road. #gsgambassadors
Golden State Guiding is excited to announce GSG Ambassador & Guide Jordan Cannon will be presenting a slideshow at Vertical Hold Climbing Gym San Diego on July 2nd, 2018 at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm). Come hear Jordan speak to adventure, traveling, mentor-ship, training, living simply and dreaming BIG! Free admission for the slideshow, $10 discounted day pass for any non Vertical Hold member wanting to climb afterwards with Jordan. All proceeds go to our local climbing organizations American Alpine Club - San Diego Chapter and Allied Climbers of San Diego. Looking forward to a fun evening!
Don't miss out on the party of the year! The San Diego Chapter of the American Alpine Club is hosting their 2nd annual Holiday Party at Helix Brewing in La Mesa, Thursday November 30th from 6-9pm and Golden State Guiding is a leading sponsor! Tickets are available through their website here. Hope to see everyone come out for a fun night!
Golden State Guiding was all over the place this past weekend in Southern California from the cliffs of Mission Gorge to the splitter cracks on Mount Woodson to the high desert in Joshua Tree! Big thanks to all that came out and to our guides Greg Davis, Allison Terray and guide apprentice Tyler Dandurand. It was a great weekend of climbing!
Only 3 days left for early bird registration for BBQ's x BELAY's x BEER's! Take advantage of this offer while you still can! Early bird registration ends after October 15th. Hope to see you out there!
Gym 2 Crag is back in October at Vertical Hold San Diego and Poway. Click the flyer below fore more details!
The BBQ's x BELAY's x BEER's event in Joshua Tree is officially open for registration! GSG has booked out 3 weekends this Fall, 2017 in Joshua Tree National Park, at the Indian Cove campground and we want you to come out and climb and camp with us! Each weekend will consist of 2 nights camping, 2 days of climbing and 1 meal and refreshments (Saturday night) provided by Golden State Guiding and Saint Archer Brewery. We'll host a raffle each Saturday evening around dinner time where we'll be giving away gifts from our generous sponsors Black Diamond, prAna, Outdoor Research, Evolv, Shelta Hats, Arcade Belts and Vertical Hold Climbing Gym. Don't miss this great opportunity to climb with GSG's, AMGA certified guides and Ambassadors and experience Joshua Tree in a very special way. For dates and pricing click here.