Myself and a group of students on top of The Liberty Bell in Washington Pass after ascending the classic Becky Route 5.6
Granite. Schist. Gneiss. Quartzite. Sandstone. Limestone. They all provide their own unique features and exciting challenges to overcome. I offer private instruction and group trips for novice to expert climbers throughout the country. Please visit the Registration page for more information.

A climber finishing pitch 4 of the classic Olive Oil 5.7 in Red Rock.
Red Rock, NV

This is the best place in the country to climb that is located near a major US city. Red Rock sets up as the perfect vacation destination with cheap flights into Las Vegas and good off-strip hotels. Oh yeah, and the 3000 foot sandstone cliffs don't hurt either! It truly holds an amazing wealth of climbing from single-pitch crags to 20 pitch mega-outings. In recent years it has also earned the reputation as a world class bouldering destination, with new routes going up daily including some of the worlds hardest. Just an amazing place to climb. For more information click here.

Joshua Tree, CA
A student doing his first trad lead on The Bong 5.5 in J-Tree.

The moon-like landscape of J-Tree feels like another world with blocks of monzogranite stacked atop each other forming what looks like a giant's building blocks. The rock is extremely grippy due to the large crystalline mineral structure. This makes it great for smearing your feet on small depressions. Crack climbs abound here as well making it a great place to learn to crack climb or learn to lead on traditionally placed gear. For more information click here.

Moab, UT

If you've learned the basics of crack climbing and want to take it to the next level then the desert sandstone cracks of Indian Creek are the place to do it! Southern Utah is home to dead vertical cracks from the size of fingertips to ones you can squeeze your whole body into with barely any face holds. This challenge forces you to use the best crack technique possible and after a few days you'll have improved dramatically. There are also the iconic desert towers of Castleton Tower and the Six Shooter towers providing inspiring multi-pitch terrain to test your crack skills against. For more information click here.

Squamish, BC

Amazing Granite. Need I say more? A true world-class destination in the beautiful coastal range of British Columbia, Canada known for its ease of access and moderate grades, and sometimes for its foul weather. July and August are the best times to plan a trip here, but worse case scenario we can always run away from the rain to the rain-shadow destinations of Leavenworth or Mazama. But don't let that deter you as this is a bucket-list destination every climber needs to visit! Classic multi-pitch on amazing granite cracks or slabs will not disappoint. For more information click here.

Index, WA
A student enjoying dinner 400 feet off the ground
part way up the aid route Town Crier C2+ 5.9
before going to bed on our portaledge.

Index is known locally as 'Mini-Yosemite' and is an excellent place to work on your hard granite free climbing skills, or practice aid climbing techniques. There's even the option to spend a night on a portaledge part way up a 700 foot aid climb! The whole area is a great training ground for taking your climbing to big-walls or the greater ranges that require some aid techniques. For more information click here.

Leavenworth, WA

Located in the rain-shadow of the Cascades, Leavenworth is an excellent place to climb on single and multi-pitch granite in a picturesque mountain setting. The Bavarian themed village of Leavenworth is also a great place to grab a micro-brew after a long day in the sun. Leavenworth is also the jumping off point for many alpine objectives in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness like the North Ridge of Mt. Stuart, a Grade V 3000 foot rock climb with sections up to 5.9 in difficulty and a mandatory bivy on route. One of the gems of the Cascades for sure. For more information click here.

New Hampshire

I still make it back to my home state from time to time and love to take people to the crags where I learned to climb. North Conway's Cathedral Ledge and White Horse Ledge offer exceptional single-pitch and multi-pitch granite climbing. Or take on the challenge of Cannon Cliff in Franconia Notch on a classic route like the Whitney-Gilman Ridge 5.7 or my favorite route of all time, Moby Grape 5.8.