Awesome being back in the park and facilitating a full value day for Boy Scout Troop 625! Lots of instruction, plenty of climbing and as always, a fun rappel to top the day off with! Thanks for having us Troop 625 and big thanks to GSG Guide Greg Davis and Apprentice Guide Ash Gambhir for facilitating, couldn’t do it without you guys!.
We've officially begun shooting our first series of Tech Videos at Golden State Guiding! The video series will reinforce our commitment to furthering education for our climbing community by focusing on simple techniques, best practices and some obscure systems you may not find on other online tutorials. Our official launch is aimed at the end of the 2018 or beginning of 2019, keep a lookout!
Another successful outing into the Palisade Range went down this past weekend! These 3 badass ladies conquered the Swiss Arete (5.7, Grade III), during a 3 day outing in one of our favorite places to guide. Perfect temps, good vibes and an all around great time was had by all. Big congratulations to these 3 for summiting one of the more iconic peaks in the Eastern Sierra! Also, big thanks to GSG Lead Guide Josh Reinig for facilitating the outing and to GSG Guide Greg Davis for taking the time to be mentored by Josh. We couldn't do it without our awesome Guide Family!
With California temperatures reaching all time highs at lower elevations we opted for cooler temps and took a short drive to Holcomb Valley just outside of the town of Big Bear, CA. The first good indicator was that we were able to find a close parking spot at the southern lot! Crowds were minimal, temperatures optimal, and good vibes were being spread among the guides and our two clients as we climbed up numerous pitches throughout the day. It's always a pleasure catching up with repeat clients and Lauren and AJ were stoked to get back out with us. Thanks for the great day you two and big thanks to GSG Guide Greg Davis for facilitating.
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 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!
Well the inaugural Campn' n Crimpn' event in Joshua Tree, National Park is officially over and what an amazing weekend we had! We chased shade all weekend long in the park and were rewarded with some fantastic memories. First outdoor climbs and rappels went down, gear and anchor clinics were facilitated and an overall fun time was had in the park and back at camp! We can't thank the Campn' n Crimpn' participants enough for coming out with us this weekend in Joshua Tree. It was a fantastic weekend and we look forward to the next CnC event in the future! Click here for a photo gallery of the weekend.
#TBT to Golden State Guiding Guide Greg Davis on the Rostrum last week in Yosemite with partner Nate Myton. True test piece and stoked to see these guys out there pushing their limits! Can't tell if Greg is happy or miserable but we're willing to bet it's a little of both!