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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!

Jordan Cannon Slideshow // Climbing in Yosemite

Golden State Guiding is pleased to announce we’ll be hosting a slideshow for GSG Ambassador and Guide Jordan Cannon on January 30th at Vertical Hold Climbing Gym in San Diego. Come listen to Jordan talk about his last 2 seasons in Yosemite Valley, enjoy some tasty beverages from Saint Archer Brewery and enter our raffle for your chance to win some great climbing gear from our sponsors! Everyone who RSVP’s receives 1 free raffle ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased and 100% of the proceeds will go to Yosemite Conservancy and Friends of Joshua Tree which are organizations Golden State Guiding supports through being a member of 1% for the Planet. Hope to see you there!

Jordan Cannon Yosemite Slideshow

Wilderness Medicine Courses // 2019 Schedule

Golden State Guiding is pleased to announce we will be hosting 4 Remote Wilderness Medicine Courses in 2019 with our partner and provider MED Alliance and Vertical Hold Climbing Gym. If you are an avid backcountry traveler or simply enjoy getting out every weekend to hike some of your favorite local trails, then a wilderness medicine course is for you! Being trained and capable to stabilize a patient and facilitate an emergency rescue/ evacuation when you are within an hour or more from definitive help is a key skill every outdoor enthusiast should possess. Educate yourself, get the training, and be prepared. 2019 course dates are below. Looking forward to a year of education in Remote Wilderness Medicine!

Wilderness First Responder Courses

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

Wilderness First Responder Course with MED Alliance

After 14 consecutive days, 72+ hours, and 2 final exams we’re pleased to announce that everyone who attended our first Working Professionals Wilderness First Responder Course, facilitated by our partner @themedalliance passed! Big congratulations to all of the participants for sticking it out over the duration of the course and gaining certification. Your commitment to furthering your education in wilderness medicine to help others in distress is commendable. Also, huge thanks to MED Alliance for providing the curriculum and awesome instructor, Jake Ward and to our other partner @verticalhold for letting us use their facility, you all rock! If you missed out this time don’t sweat it! We plan to host multiple WFR and WFA courses throughout 2019 so stay tuned and keep up to date by following our social media outlets or by signing up for our eNewsletter.

Wilderness First Responder Course Golden State
Wilderness First Responder Course Golden State
Wilderness First Responder Course Golden State
Wilderness First Responder Course Golden State

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

Gym 2 Crag // July Series Wrap Up

We just wrapped up another Gym 2 Crag series for the month of July and had nothing but happy participants at the end of the course! Knots and Hitches, Top Rope Anchors and Rappelling skills were taught throughout the 3 weeks at our partner gym Vertical Hold then we took it to our local crag, Mission Gorge, where our students put their newly acquired skills to the test! Big thanks to everyone who attended the G2C for the month of July we couldn't be more pleased with your success! Also, big thanks to our newest apprentice Scott Iwamoto for helping facilitate the day out!

Gym 2 Crag Mission Gorge Rock Climbing San Diego
Gym 2 Crag Mission Gorge Rock Climbing San Diego
Gym 2 Crag Mission Gorge Rock Climbing San Diego

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

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
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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!

Advanced Gym 2 Crag Wraps Up

We just finished up with our first round of the Advanced Gym 2 Crag series for 2018 and we couldn't be more pleased with the outcome! Participants learned to place gear and build advanced anchors in a controlled environment then took their newly acquired skills to the outdoors in Joshua Tree for a fun day of mock leads with gear, anchor building with static lines and of course some fun climbing! Nothings more satisfying then watching our students grow their toolboxes and begin to feel more confident in their abilities. Great job to everyone who participated in the first AG2C course of 2018! Keep up the good work!

Joshua Tree Advanced Climbing Anchors
Gear Placement Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree National Park Advanced Gym 2 Crag

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.

First Round of Gym 2 Crag for 2018 Wraps Up

The first round of participants of 2018 for the Gym 2 Crag program finished up their course this past weekend at the local crag Mission Gorge. Temps were perfect, stoke was high and everyone left the program feeling confident in their knots and hitches, anchor systems, rappelling practices and overall climbing abilities. BIG thanks to everyone who came out and kicked off the year with us, we couldn't be more pleased with your progress! Special thanks to our partner Vertical Hold Climbing Gym and GSG guides Tyler Dandurand, Lauren Breitenbach and Tim Sweet for making this a success. Looking forward to starting up our Advanced Gym 2 Crag next month! Stay tuned! 

Mission Gorge Rock Climbing
Gym 2 Crag Mission Gorge
Mission Gorge Rock Climbing
Rappelling Mission Gorge
Rock Climbing Mission Gorge San Diego
Rock Climbing Mission Gorge San Diego

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