Tim Sweet Golden State Guiding Guide
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor


Tim grew up hiking outdoors on the east coast and always had an interest in being active in the mountains so climbing was the natural progression for him. After moving to San Diego and getting into climbing, Tim immediately fell in love with the idea of guiding in the outdoors. Most of his early guiding experience came from taking his friends outdoors and setting up top rope climbs or leading them on long hikes. Tim is a true San Diego climber and you can usually find him climbing on the slick rhyolite rock of Mission Gorge or on the coarse sun-baked granite of Mt. Woodson and Dixon Lake. Tim has always been an advocate of the natural world and has donated some of his time to the Sierra Club and The San Diego Natural History Museum. Tim’s passion for climbing comes from the traditional world where his early climbing mentors immediately threw him on cracks and had him placing gear. His personal goals are to grow resume in the alpine arena and to then start the path of an AMGA Rock Guide. Tim is a certified AMGA Single Pitch Instructor and holds a current CPR/First Aid certification. 

When he’s not guiding outside you can find him teaching climbing clinics at Vertical Hold Climbing Gym or advocating healthy eating for Whole Foods Market of Hillcrest.