2nd Annual BBQ's x BELAY's x BEER's // Registration Open

Registration is officially open for our 2nd Annual BBQ’s x BELAY’s x BEER’s events in Joshua Tree, NP! Come climb with our professionally trained AMGA guides as we take you out to some of our favorite crags in Joshua Tree! Cost is $225 and includes 2 days of guided climbing, 2 nights camping, and dinner and refreshments Saturday evening. Click here to learn more about the event and register. Hope to see you out there!

BBQ's x BELAY's x BEER's Joshua Tree National Park Rock Climbing Event

GSG Ambassador & Guide Jordan Cannon Slideshow

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! 

Golden State Guiding Ambassador Jordan Cannon Slideshow

GSG Apprentice Guide Ash Gambhir & Team Climb Liberty Ridge

Apparently Liberty Ridge is the go-to route this season for GSG Guides. Apprentice Guide @verticalnomad just topped out Mt. Rainier via the famous Liberty Ridge route last week. This is our second Guide in two weeks to ascend the route. Ash was awarded the American Alpine Clubs “Live Your Dream” grant earlier this year and Liberty Ridge was the coveted route of choice. Congratulations Ash and the rest of your team! Stoked everyone made a safe and successful ascent! 

Golden State Guiding Apprentice Guide Ash Gambhir Liberty Ridge
Golden State Guiding Guide Ash Gambhir Liberty Ridge Mount Rainier
Golden State Guiding Guide Ash Gambhir Liberty Ridge
Golden State Guiding Guide Ash Gambhir Liberty Ridge

Jonathan Wachtel Joins GSG Ambassador Family

Golden State Guiding is proud to announce the latest addition to the GSG Ambassador Family, Jonathan Wachtel. Jonathan joins the GSG family with a wealth of knowledge regarding climbing and is highly respected throughout the climbing community. Co-founder of the San Diego Chapter's American Alpine Club, Jonathan has deeply rooted himself within the community helping grow this actively we love so much. Jonathan holds an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor certification, is a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy and as of more recent a new dad! Please join us in welcoming Jonathan to the GSG Family!

Jonathan Wachtel Half Dome Rock Climbing Yosemite, CA
Jonathan Wachtel Ice Climbing

Ladies Weekend Out // Spring 2018 Recap

Ladies Weekend Out event Golden State Guiding
Lauren Breitenbach Golden State Guiding Ladies Weekend Out

Well the first ever Ladies Weekend Out event with Golden State Guiding is in the bag and what a success it was! We were blessed with an amazing group of talented women who came to the event ready to climb, learn and have a great time! Education was at the forefront of the weekend and all of our Ladies soaked up the knowledge our certified AMGA guides had to offer. Sport anchors were built, rappelling lessons facilitated, gear placement and anchor demonstrations provided and of course the ever so popular tape gloves were put into action because our Ladies got on some crack! The #Sladies were out in full force this weekend and really took home some great memories! Big thanks to everyone who came out for the first ever Ladies Weekend Out event with Golden State Guiding! It was an amazing event and we couldn't be more pleased with the outcome! 

A special thanks goes out to GSG's head Guide for the weekend Lauren Breitenbachfor facilitating an amazing event. Big thanks to GSG Guide Tyler Dandurandfor helping out throughout the weekend and to GSG's newest apprentice/ SPI Aspirant Sarah Barille for keeping the girls safe and running her own lessons with the participants. Also, a large shoutout goes out to Oliver Dela Cruz for filming the entire weekend and to Margaret Chiu, Vertical Hold Instructor, for working with the Ladies on technique and movement both days, we couldn't have done it without any of these talented individuals. 

And last but not least, a HUGE thanks to all our partners who supported this event, Aret BasewearSaint ArcherRiot Cake Co.Vertical Hold Climbing GymEvolvShelta HatsAmerican Alpine Club, and prAna. The girls were given their goody bags at our party at Saint Archer Brewery Saturday night and they were  beyond stoked to say the least, thanks for your support!

Keep an eye out for the next Ladies Weekend Out event this Fall 2018!

Ladies Weekend Out // April 7th - 8th

Golden State Guiding has teamed up with Aret Basewear and Saint Archer Brewery for another fun weekend of climbing at our local crags! Ladies Weekend Out will be the weekend of April 7th and 8th at our local climbing spots, Mission Gorge and Mt. Woodson. Saturday night we'll have a party at Saint Archer Brewery where we'll be playing climbing movies, enjoying some tasty craft beers and indulging in some tasty deserts from Riot Cake Co.! Click the image below for more info and to register for the event. It's going to be a great time! Additional support comes from San Diego chapter AAC, prAna, Evolv, Vertical Hold, Riot Cake Co. and Shelta Hats.

American Alpine Club 2nd Annual Holiday Party!

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! 

American Alpine Club 2nd Annual Holiday Party

Gym to Crag with the American Alpine Club & Golden State Guiding

Great day out at Descanso guest guiding with the @sandiegochapter_aac. Students today were enrolled in the Gym 2 Crag program where they learned how to clean an anchor and rappel as well as build top rope anchors. Crag etiquette was discussed which involved "leave no trace" discussions and overall common cutesy. High stoke levels out there today, great job American Alpine Club!

Gym to Crag American Alpine Club
Gym to Crag American Alpine Club
Gym to Crag American Alpine Club