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

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

Ladies Weekend Out Event // Joshua Tree National Park

What an incredible weekend out with all the Ladies who attended our Ladies Weekend Out, Fall 2018 event this past weekend in Joshua Tree National Park! Stoke levels were through the roof and it showed in all the Ladies climbing! First climbs outdoors, camaraderie, crack climbing, new friendships forged, demos, it all went down! We can’t thank everyone enough for coming out for the weekend. It was truly inspiring to see the Ladies sending so hard, well done!

HUGE thanks to our partners of the LWO event, Saint Archer, Aret Basewear, Yeti, Outdoor Research, American Alpine Club - San Diego Chapter, Vertical Hold and Shelta Hats, we couldn’t do it without your support.

Lastly, we always need to pay our finest respects to the GSG Guides and Ambassadors that facilitate these amazing outings for us. Lauren Breitenbach, Greg Davis, Tyler Dandurand, Sarah Barille and Scott Iwamoto, all of you are truly talented in the field, we can’t thank you enough for your continued efforts! And last but not least, we can’t forget our incredibly gifted GSG Ambassador and photographer Jameson Schultz for shooting the entire event, thanks for everything you do Jamo! Check out his link above for some amazing photos!

To see a full gallery shot by Jameson click here, you’ll be happy you did!

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing
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Joshua Tree Rock Climbing
Joshua Tree Camping

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

Advanced Gym 2 Crag // April Series

Another round of our Advanced Gym 2 Crag just wrapped in Joshua Tree, NP and what a great day out it was! All our participants built multiple Joshua Tree Anchors then rappelled into our climbs using their own anchors. From there we placed gear on mock leads, explained the fundamentals of gear placements and spoke to scenarios they may encounter when on the wall. All of our participants did a great job, we couldn't more pleased. Looking forward to our next round of the Advanced Gym 2 Crag program coming up in June! 

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing
Joshua Tree gear placement
Joshua Tree 3 in 1 system
Joshua Tree gear placement

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.

BBQ's x BELAY's x BEER's Wrap Up!

What an incredible 3 weekends in Joshua Tree for the BBQ’s x BELAY’s x BEER’s events! Thanks to all the participants for coming out and hanging with us, we truly enjoyed your company.

Thanks to GSG guides @gregasaurus_flex@kelvin_artdoors @tylerrrjohn and @thefnanswer for keeping everyone safe and facilitating an amazing time! Shout out to the GSG Ambassadors @shane.mclimbing and @orionisasian for showing us a thing or two about rock climbing and hanging in camp.  High fives to the photographers @jameson.schultz and @albscheng for capturing the events with style. Big thanks to @c_j_george for slaying the pizzas on the @traegergrills. And a special thanks goes out to our partners who donated tons of product! Everyone was stoked on the gear! The first annual BBQ’s x BELAY’s x BEER’s was a huge success! We’re already looking ahead to 2018 and coming up with ideas on how to make the second annual event even better! See you all at the next BxBxB!

Partners: @traegergrills @blackdiamond@saintarcherbrew @verticalhold@sheltahats @prana @outdoorresearch@evolv_worldwide @arcadebelts@headhuntersurf #goldenstateguiding#bbqsxbelaysxbeers #gsg #gsguides#joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark#joshuatreeclimbing #neverstopexploring#optoutside

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Southern California BBQ's x BELAY's x BEER's event
Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Southern California BBQ's x BELAY's x BEER's event
Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Southern California BBQ's x BELAY's x BEER's event

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

BBQ's x BELAY's x BEER's Event in Joshua Tree, CA!

The BBQ's x BELAY's x BEER's event in Joshua Tree is officially open for registration! GSG has booked out 3 weekends this Fall, 2017 in Joshua Tree National Park, at the Indian Cove campground and we want you to come out and climb and camp with us! Each weekend will consist of 2 nights camping, 2 days of climbing and 1 meal and refreshments (Saturday night) provided by Golden State Guiding and Saint Archer Brewery. We'll host a raffle each Saturday evening around dinner time where we'll be giving away gifts from our generous sponsors Black DiamondprAnaOutdoor ResearchEvolvShelta HatsArcade Belts and Vertical Hold Climbing Gym. Don't miss this great opportunity to climb with GSG's, AMGA certified guides and Ambassadors and experience Joshua Tree in a very special way. For dates and pricing click here.

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Event BBQ's x BELAYS x BEERS

Girls Leadership Program // Mission Gorge

Guiding can be such a fulfilling way of life. Golden State Guiding had the privilege of taking out a Girls Leadership Program yesterday at Mission Gorge. The girls learned fundamental skills for climbing outdoors, sent some great rock climbs and completed an adrenaline filled rappel to top the day of with. It was awesome to see the girls push through mental barriers and conquer goals they set out to achieve. Great job to everyone on the hill yesterday! 

Girls Leadership Program, Mission Gorge Rock Climbing, California
Girls Leadership Program, Mission Gorge Rock Climbing, Rappelling
Girls Leadership Program, Rock Climbing, Mission Gorge

Safe Climbing with Shelta Hats

If you're like us we're always in the outdoors! Whether it be climbing, backpacking, or just a casual day out on the trail we're constantly under the sun. We've partnered with the premium outdoor hat manufacturer Shelta to provide awareness regarding the harmful UVA/UVB rays our bodies absorb while participating in the activities we love so much. We've implemented an educational program to better inform our clients of these harmful rays and what we can do about them when we're in the field. We've got to admit, there's nothing like these hats in the market! Truly a one of a kind hat perfect for your outdoor needs. Learn more at sheltahats.com and support a sunblocking movement!

Shelta Hats & Golden State Guiding Partnership