The Summer 2018 Girls Leadership Program with Golden State Guiding has officially finished! We’re proud to have supported this fine young group of girls over the course of the last 3 weeks at our local crag, Mission Gorge, as they broke through barriers they never thought imaginable! The girls were put into situations where team building skills were applied, the fundamentals of climbing systems introduced and the emphasis of safety was instilled through instruction of knots and best belay practices. We couldn’t be more pleased with how these girls progressed through the course of the last 3 weeks, great job to everyone! Also, as usual big thanks to GSG Guide @gregasaurus_flex and GSG Apprentice Guide @sarah___bee for facilitating all 3 weeks, couldn’t have done it without you!
The 2nd annual Girls Leadership Program is underway in sunny San Diego and what a great first day we had in the field at our local crag, Mission Gorge. These strong young women are back for their second year in a row with Golden State Guiding working on building confidence, working as a team in an outdoor environment and breaking boundaries they never thought possible. During the 3 days these girls are out with us they'll learn the necessary skills regarding safety checks with partners, rope skills, best practices for belaying, rappelling techniques and much more. Day 1 is complete and was a big success! Thanks to GSG Guide Greg Davis and GSG Apprentice Guide Sarah Barille for facilitating the day. Look for more updates as the program continues over the next couple weeks!
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!
Another fun weekend at the local crag with our June G2C students! Stoked to see the level of climbing that went down and the advancements of individual skill sets. Big thanks to GSG guide Greg Davis for facilitating a great weekend.
Another great day out at the local crag with stellar company for the GSG x Vertical Hold, Mission Gorge outing and G2C (Gym 2 Crag) wrap up. Fun climbs, first rappels and projects being added to the tick lists, what else could you ask for?
Guiding can be such a fulfilling way of life. Golden State Guiding had the privilege of taking out a Girls Leadership Program yesterday at Mission Gorge. The girls learned fundamental skills for climbing outdoors, sent some great rock climbs and completed an adrenaline filled rappel to top the day of with. It was awesome to see the girls push through mental barriers and conquer goals they set out to achieve. Great job to everyone on the hill yesterday!