AMGA Annual Meeting // Salt Lake City

Another annual AMGA meeting comes to an end. Big thanks to the @amga1979 for providing an amazing few days at the Petzl Institute in Salt Lake City and an even bigger thanks to all the Instructors and Guides that facilitated the clinics and classroom meetings, it’s greatly appreciated. Looking forward to another great meeting next year.

Howie Schwartz Alpine Transitions Clinic
Cravasse Rescue Clinic
Pat Ormond Rock Rescue Drill

Lauren Breitenbach Joins GSG Guide Family

Golden State Guiding is proud to announce the latest addition to the GSG Guide Family, Lauren Breitenbach. Lauren's been guiding in the Sierra professionally since 2015 and more recently achieved her SPI certification with the AMGA (American Mountain Guide Association) this past fall. Lauren is a Wilderness First Responder, co-founder of Aret Basewear, and a graduate of San Diego State University with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering. Click here to check out Lauren's guide page and learn more. Cheers to fun times ahead Lauren! 

Lauren Breitenbach Golden State Guiding Rock Climbing Guide
Lauren Breitenbach Rock Climbing Sierra Nevada, Yosemite Matthes Crest
Lauren Breitenbach Rock Climbing Southern California

Golden State Guiding Welcomes Jordan Cannon to the GSG Guide Family

Golden State Guiding is proud to announce the newest addition to our guide family, Jordan Cannon. Jordan is a certified AMGA Single Pitch Instructor and Wilderness First Responder based out of Bishop, CA. Between living on the road and climbing full time Jordan will be actively pursuing a fulfilling career as a guide and furthering his skill set by enrolling in the AMGA Rock Guide course the coming year. Join us in welcoming Jordan to the Golden State Guiding family.

Jordan Cannon Golden State Guiding Guide

G2C May Clinic Series Wrap Up // Mission Gorge

Well that officially wraps up the first round of G2C (Gym 2 Crag) with Golden State Guiding and Vertical Hold Climbing Gym! Thanks to all of our participants that signed up for a month of outdoor climbing education and fun! We couldn't be more pleased with the outcome and progress each of you had! Here are a few shots from yesterday's outing at Mission Gorge. Special thanks to GSG Guides Greg Davis and Kelvin Nguyen for facilitating some of the outings. Also special thanks to AMGA SPI aspirant Tyler Dandurand for helping out and Albert Cheng (aka Jimmy Cheng) for all the great photos. Looking forward to getting the next round of G2C participants outdoors!

Top Rope climbing anchor review Mission Gorge
Rock climbing Mission Gorge San Diego, Southern California
Rock Climbing Mission Gorge Southern California San Diego
Rappelling Mission Gorge Rock Climbing San Diego Southern California

G2C // Gym 2 Crag // R2

The May G2C program hosted by Vertical Hold climbing gym in San Diego and facilitated by Golden State Guiding is underway for the month of May and has been well received by all! 24 participants enrolled in the May G2C series where they've been undergoing technical clinics taught by certified AMGA instructors involving top rope anchor building, rappelling, self rescue and lead climbing. These important skills are what's needed most to climb safely and efficiently outdoors and we couldn't be more happy with our participants progress! 

That being said, the first round of G2C was such a success that Golden State Guiding and Vertical Hold are offering another round of the Gym 2 Crag series to Vertical Hold members for the month of June! Clinics are limited to the San Diego and Poway locations and spots will fill up quickly so make sure to sign up early! Visit any of the Vertical Hold climbing gym facilities for inquiries and registration or email Golden State Guiding to sign up direct. Looking forward to another fun month of courses!

Golden State Guiding G2C Gym to Crag Program