As an AMGA Instructor since 1999, I've been fortunate to work with hundreds of climbing guides over the last 15 years and in this role we are also continually re-training ourselves to be alert, have high situational awareness, weigh our options and make decisions based on judgment and not rules. I'm always impressed by the candidates I train with due to their hard work and willingness to enter into a learning environment which will challenge their assumptions and potentially change the way they manage their risk in both personal and professional applications.
Although I've enjoyed the challenges and rewards of training other guides in the multi-pitch rock and more extreme alpine environments, I'm choosing to minimize my risk exposure by staying on the local crags and training others in the Single Pitch Instructor environment where we offer both courses and assessments from April through November in Golden, Boulder and Estes Park, Colorado
Enjoy the photos from recent courses this past fall and spring and we've got a full schedule of AMGA Courses through the end of this year if you're interested in taking advantage of this unique learning environment with one of the country's most experienced climbing instructors and guides.
Check-out our SPI schedule on our website here or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll in this exciting learning opportunity in the canyons of the Colorado Rockies.
|Will Buckman rescuing Eli at Happy Hour Crag|
|Eli enjoying another day at the crags.|
|Paul Haraf and Lee Rittenmeyer staying warm on a Nov. 2013 SPI|
|Will Buckman and Ryan Silsby practicing their plucks.|
|Albert enjoying some granite crack climbing at Happy Hour Crag.|
|Trad leading at Dome Rock, Boulder Canyon, CO.|
|Albert Alvarez lowering off an anchor with a munter hitch.|
|Good times climbing at Happy Hour Crag, Boulder Canyon.|
|Practicing belayed rappels in Estes Park.|
|Mike Kupfer giving Jeff Dobronyi a haul at the Golden Cliffs.|
|Counter-balance rappel at the Golden cliffs.|
|Tom Causley working off a top anchor at the Golden Cliffs.|
|The crew from Climbing PR (Puerto Rico) Bryant, Juan, Luis, and Jorge along with Ryan Bogus and Mike Kupfer at Nip and Tuck Crag in Boulder Canyon.|