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Ladies Weekend Out // Spring 2019

Well another amazing weekend of climbing with a great group of Ladies went down for our Ladies Weekend Out, 2019 Spring event in San Diego! It was our largest group of Ladies to date for an LWO event at 15! Throughout the weekend all participants were taught the necessary skills on how to climb outdoors on their own including anchor building, rappelling, and gear placements, and of course, lots of climbing ensued! Saturday night found us at Saint Archer Brewery where the Ladies indulged in some tasty, local craft beer, delicious dessert provide by Riot Cake Co. and they finished off with a good ol’ fashioned brewery tour! Big thanks to all the Ladies that came out for the weekend, it was a pleasure having you all attend our event! Also, big shout out to our GSG Guides, Lauren Breitenbach, Sarah Barille and Tyler Dandurand for facilitating, photographers Jameson Schultz and Albert Cheng for capturing the moments, as well as to our partners, Tera Kaia (formerly Aret), prAna, Outdoor Research, Shelta Hats, Saint Archer Brewery, Riot Cake Co., American Alpine Club and Allied Climbers of San Diego, we couldn't do it without the support of all these amazing guides and companies! Stay tuned for some exciting information regarding our next Ladies Weekend Out, landing in a different state this summer, 2019! Click the button below to view our full Gallery from our Ladies Weekend Out, Spring 2019 event!

Ladies Weekend Out Rock Climbing Event San Diego
Ladies Weekend Out Rock Climbing Mission Gorge San Diego
Ladies Weekend Out Rock Climbing Mission Gorge

Mount Woodson Cleanup

Attention all climbers! The annual Mount Woodson Cleanup is happening Saturday, March 23rd from 8:30 am - 11:30 am! Come out and join Allied Climbers of San Diego, the American Alpine Clubs San Diego Chapter, REI and us for a day of stewardship, socializing, coffee sipping and doughnut devouring! Click the button below to learn more. See you on the hill!

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Red Rock Roundup // April 12th - 14th

Golden State Guiding is excited to announce the first annual Red Rock Roundup event, this spring 2019, in beautiful Red Rock Canyon!

Come join us for an unforgettable weekend of climbing in beautiful Red Rock Canyon, conveniently located just 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Red Rock plays host to some of the worlds best sandstone sport climbing crags, big wall routes and bouldering in the Western United States. Whether you’re new to climbing, an avid sport or trad climber or simply looking to get out for a weekend and meet fun, likeminded people, then this event is for you!

Throughout the weekend you’ll have the pleasure of climbing world class sandstone in a beautiful landscape, the option to choose either our sport climbing or multi pitch climbing package for the weekend, and you’ll get to enjoy two nights under the stars in Red Rock Campground just 10 minutes from many of the popular climbing destinations. Spots are limited so sign up today! Click here fore more info and to register.

Red Rock Climbing Las Vegas Nevada

Ladies Weekend Out // Spring 2019

An ALL Ladies weekend of climbing is returning to San Diego this Spring!

Golden State Guiding has partnered up with Aret Basewear and Saint Archer Brewery once again for an all ladies weekend of climbing March 30th & 31st! Twelve lucky ladies will have the opportunity to climb some of San Diego's most popular rock climbing crags with our AMGA certified guides. Both days will be packed with fun climbing for all abilities, technical clinics introducing you to outdoor climbing, and good vibes!

Our inaugural Ladies Weekend Out last Spring was a huge success! The smaller group size sets the stage for a more intimate weekend where participants really get to know one-another and receive more personalized instruction. Click here to view a video from our last LWO event and here to view a photo gallery! We hope to see you out there, it's going to be another great weekend!

BBQ's x BELAY's x BEER'S // Event #2 Joshua Tree National Park

Well that officially wraps up our 2nd annual BBQ’s x BELAY’s BEER’s events in Joshua Tree, NP! We had another stellar weekend of climbing and great weather, awesome participants and an all around good time! We can’t thank everyone enough for coming out to both weekends and hanging with us in one of our favorite places to guide! Big thanks to all of our guides, ambassadors and friends who came out to hang and facilitate these awesome weekends.  @gregasaurus_flex @senseisplitter @kelvin_artdoors @tytytheclimbingguy @meganfromthemountains  @siwamoto @sarah___bee  @verticalnomad @orionisasian  @shane.mclimbing @kormungus  @kylie_clarke  @jamieson_bern @kylieann_photography  @albscheng @chrisjamesgeorge  @cannonjtc  @ben__rad, you all rock! Thanks for everything you do! Lastly, these events wouldn’t be possible without our partners  @traegergrills@traegeroutdoors  @yeti  @saintarcherbrew @verticalhold  @sheltahats  @bettawear @outdoorresearch @sandiegochapter_aac @americanalpine  @gsioutdoors, your support of these events is always greatly appreciated! Looking forward to our next BBQ’s x BELAY’s x BEER’s events in 2019!!!

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing
BBQ's x BELAY's x BEER's Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park Rock Climbing
Golden State Guiding Guides Joshua Tree National Park

3rd Annual American Alpine Club Holiday Party

Mark it on your calendar San Diego climbers! The American Alpine Clubs San Diego Chapter is throwing their 3rd annual Holiday party on Thursday, November 29th from 6-9 pm at Helix Brewing. Presentations will be given by local climbers David Rozul and Amy Amodio, tasty food will be available, a raffle will go down and good beer will be drank! Come support the local AAC chapter and have a good time while doing it! Hope to see everyone out there!

American Alpine Club Holiday Party

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 Jordan Cannon Slideshow

The psych is still high from last nights slideshow with GSG Ambassador @cannonjtc! Thanks for taking the time to spread the stoke throughout our local climbing community Jordan, everyone was thrilled to have you come out and share your adventures for the evening! Big thanks to @verticalhold for hosting and to our local climbing organizations and partners @sandiegochapter_aac and @officialacsd for coming out and supporting this great event. We also wanted to thank @samuelcrossley and @callenhearne for all the great photos and video they provided Jordan with for the show. You guys rock, keep up the good work! And lastly, thanks to @randyleavittand @maximropes for spreading the word about the evening! Looking forward to more fun nights like this down the road. #gsgambassadors

Golden State Guiding Ambassador Jordan Cannon Slideshow
Golden State Guiding Ambassador Jordan Cannon Slideshow
Golden State Guiding Ambassador Jordan Cannon Slideshow

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
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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

BBQ's x BELAY's x BEER's 1st Weekend

We couldn't have asked for a better weekend to kick off BBQ's x BELAY's x BEER's! Stellar climbing, perfect temps and a great group! Thanks to everyone who came out for the first of 3 BxBxB events, you guys/gals were awesome! Also, big thanks to our partners Traeger Grills, Black Diamond, Saint Archer, Shelta Hats, Vertical Hold, Arcade Belts, American Alpine Club, Prana, Evolv, Outdoor Research and Headhunter suncare for your support and to photographer Jameson Schultz for the rad pics! Looking forward to the rest of the events coming up soon!

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Atlantis Wall
Joshua Tree Climbing Bear Island
Camping Indian Cove Joshua Tree
Camping Indian Cove Joshua Tree

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