RYAN HARTEGAN // AMGA SPI // WFR // GSG FOUNDER
Golden State Guiding founder, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Wilderness First Responder and AIARE Level 1 graduate Ryan Hartegan has an affinity for climbing, the places it takes you, and the memories created along the way. Ryan has been climbing for 10 years all over California from the tough quartz monzonite desert granite of Joshua Tree, to the lichen streaked granite of the High Sierra and Yosemite, to the pumping sport routes in Owen's River Gorge, to splitter days up on Tahquitz and everything in between. Ryan enjoys all disciplines of climbing but his heart lies with alpine starts, long approaches and high elevation gains mixed with grueling days out and long routes, to put it shortly, the Sierra. While you can usually find him cruising the hillsides of Mount Woodson on any given weekend, take notice of what bag he's hauling around as theres a very good chance he's got his daughter in tow introducing her to the outdoors which is what's most important to him.