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!.
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!
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.
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!
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!
We're well underway for the G2C (Gym 2 Crag) program for the month of May at Vertical Hold climbing gym in San Diego! Last week (week 1) students were taught the fundamental skills on how to construct 3 top rope anchors and were given the necessary tools to decide when and where to apply each anchor outdoors. Week 2 just wrapped up and students were taught how to safely rappel by extending their rappel device and applying an auto-block backup as a third hand. We couldn't be more pleased with the progress of all our participants! Thanks for the support and we'll see everyone next week for the Self Rescue course!