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Certified Rock Guide

Terrain Description: Rock Guide

When rock guide certification is an integral part of, or basis for, obtaining a permit to guide, Certified Rock Guides are required to operate only within the confines of the rock guide certification and the terrain limitations applicable to that certification. This section outlines the type of terrain on which a Certified Rock Guide is allowed to guide when rock certification is an integral requirement for obtaining a permit. AMGA guides are allowed to work outside of these limitations when their certification is not an integral requirement for acquiring a permit.

Rock Guide certification is designed to apply to all Rock Instructor terrain, but also includes climbs of much greater length, including big wall and aid climbs, and climbs on which significant short roping is appropriate for the safeguarding of clients on either approaches or descents. Rock Guide certification is not, however, applicable to terrain, which is alpine in nature, that is, remote, or involves technical snow or technical glaciated or icy terrain.

Certified Rock Guides are permitted to conduct their profession on all rock routes which:

  • Are Grade IV or Grade V in length
  • Approaches and descent may require extensive use of short-roping technique for security
  • Routes may be remote in nature
  • Do not involve glacier travel, the use of skis or exposure to avalanche risk
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First Name Last Name City State/Province Email Work Phone
Kathy Cosley 74310 Les Houches +33 601912477
Hans Solmssen Verbier 011-41-79-446-2289
Mark Houston 74310 Les Houches
Dan McQuade Un Pao, Phang Nga, Thailand - 702 334-0423
Miles Smart Chamonix -
Caroline George Chamonix -
Rodrigo Mujica Chile - 888-203-9354
Thor Husted chamonix - +33649038986
Adam George Chamonix -
Seth Hobby Kabelvag - + 47 942 49110
Danny Uhlmann Chamonix Mont-Blanc - +33 6 40 89 85 40
Matt Farmer Chamonix Mont-Blanc - France mobile +33 6 84 07 61 90
Elizabeth Oakes Smart Chamonix-Les Alpes - +1 206 925 3991
Adam Fox Tauranga - New Zealand - +64-21-151-9011
Joe Stock Anchorage AK 907-830-0125
Jamie Pierce Juneau AK 907-500-3127
Andrew Soleman Anniston AL
David Merin Tuscon AZ 520-300-0809
K.C. Baum Flagstaff AZ 928-255-2924
Buck Corrigan Revelstoke BC 250-814 8494
James Michael Horst Squamish BC
Mike Bromberg Revelstoke BC 250-814-4386
Evan Stevens Garibaldi Highlands BC 6048485466
Kellie Erwin-Rhoads Golden BC 250-344-5707
Jim Ongena Summerland BC 250-486-7166
Carlos Romero Livermore CA 925-980-4152
Howie Schwartz Bishop CA 760-648-1122
Don Reid Joshua Tree CA
Doug Robinson Kirkwood CA 831.234.0177
Chris Ecklund Bishop CA 760-920-1590
Bela Vadasz Truckee CA 530-582-9170
Chris Stewart Yosemite CA
Ryan Tetz Bishop CA 530-558-5323
Mark Grundon yosemite CA (802) 922 4598
Jediah Porter Bishop CA 760 920 1403
Ben Mitchell Truckee CA 503-307-1320
Adrian Ballinger Olympic Valley CA 970-309-8698
Neil Satterfield June Lake CA 760-914-2133
SP Parker Bishop CA 760-873-8526
Doug Nidever June Lake CA 760-937-6922
Nathan Kerr El Portal CA 209-372-8344
Logan Talbott Truckee CA
Chris Werner Truckee CA 805-570-7534
Viren Perumal Mammoth Lakes CA 937-286-0760
Sebastian Grau Petaluma CA
Paul Koubek Yosemite CA 360.202.7895
Tom Carter Carnelian Bay CA 530-412-0098
Aaron Jones Bishop CA
Trevor Hobbs Bishop CA 209-988-1792
Matt Brooks Fremont CA 510-797-7980
Ryan Huetter Mammoth Lakes CA
Steve Schneider Oakland CA 209-988-9044
Ben Traxler Mammoth Lakes CA 928-899-4940
Dave Miller Mammoth Lake CA 877-686-2546
Aaron Richards Bishop CA 541-602-6277
Lyra Pierotti Vallejo CA
Peter Fasoldt truckee CA 2077560384
David Bengston Groveland CA 209-372-8344
Keith Garvey Ridgway CO 970-596-0619
Lindsay Fixmer Rifle CO 828.384.8433
Dave Ahrens ouray CO
Dick Jackson Aspen CO 970-925-7625
Gary Ryan Ouray CO 720 304 8707
Majka Burhardt Boulder CO 970-290-7822
Antoine Savelli Ophir CO 970-728-3705
Jean Pavillard gunnison CO 970-209-3980
Andrew Councell Estes Park CO 970.776.6847
Steve Matous Boulder CO
Angela Hawse Ridgway CO 970-318-9000
Amos Whiting Basalt CO 970-319-1084
Nathan Disser Ouray CO 970-259-0370
Eric Whewell Boulder CO 970 596-7705
John MacKinnon Leadville CO 970-236-6130
Joe Thompson Erie CO 303 472 5920
Norie Kizaki Boulder CO 7203317532
John Bicknell Longmont CO 303-589-6571
Constantine Severis Telluride CO
Eli Helmuth Estes Park CO 970-744-4898
Vince Anderson Grand Junction CO 970-209-2985
Steven House Ridgway CO
Mark Miller Ouray CO 970-318-0045
Bill Grasse Durango CO 970-946-3408
Patrick Ormond Ouray CO 435-640-8704
Thomas Kip Davis Leadville CO 719-293-0773
Dawn Glanc Ouray CO (970) 325-4925
Jeff Banks Crested Butte CO
Dennis Sanders Boulder CO 520-310-9198
Markus Beck Boulder CO 303-589-1195
Tim Brown Crested Butte CO
Curtis Green Avon CO
Peter Krainz Dillon CO (970)409-9555
Phil Powers Denver CO 303-905-6330
Rainbow Weinstock Boulder CO
Steve Banks Crested Butte CO 970-209-7165
Andres Marin Ouray CO
Buster Jesik Loveland CO 970-290-0469
Matthew Pickren Bayfield CO 970-259-0370
Robert Coppolillo Boulder CO
Mike Lewis Boulder CO 720-454-8698
Clint Cook Ouray CO
Chris Burk Boulder CO (914) 434-1529
Bart Paull Lakewood CO 307-690-6550
Michael Arnold Steamboat Springs CO 970-367-6509
Michael Soucy Boulder CO 970-389-7299
Matt Wade Ridgway CO 970-325-7342
Jayson Simons-Jones Crested Butte CO 970-349-5430
Nate Emerson Boulder CO 303.968.5816
Dale Remsberg Lafayette CO 303-818-8009
Steve Levin Boulder CO 800-836-4008
Benjamin Kiessel Durango CO 970-759-8563
Josh Kling Durango CO 970 259-1708
Dylan Taylor Boulder CO
Mark Falender Snowmass Village CO 970-366-1978
Eric Larson Telluride CO
Karen Bockel Telluride CO
Jeremiah Meizis Colorado Springs CO 719-209-6649
Mark Hammond Eldorado Springs CO 800-836-4008
Chad Peele Ridgway CO
Steve Johnson Boulder CO 720.635.6068
Daniel Zokaites Ridgway CO 540-392-5731
Ian Fowler Louisville CO 7208104421
Bob Culp Boulder CO 720 724 3079
Adam Butterfield Fairfield CT
Kevin Johnson Hartford CT 518-301-3800
Bob Clark East Hartford CT 860-930-5929
Roger Fleming Cumming GA
Christian Santelices Victor ID +1 (307) 690-1385
Erik Leidecker Hailey ID 208-720-1823
Drew Daly Ketchum ID
James Olson Victor ID 208-787-9038
Marc Hanselman Ketchum ID 208-720-6369
Trevor Deighton Victor ID
Karsten Delap Columbus IN 812-371-7826
Ryan Stefiuk Northampton MA 802-779-7139
Chad Cochran Fallston MD 443-392-4806
Joel Enrico Brunswick ME 207/522/4190
Jon Tierney Orono ME 207-866-7562 year round
Alexis Finley Saint Louis MO 207-664-9668
Kristoffer Erickson Livingston MT 406-581-2266
Tyler Jones Bozeman MT 208.720.1185
Alan Oram Bozeman MT
Jerome Smart Livingston MT
Robert Montague Somers MT 406 407 2807
Ron Funderburke Mills River NC 828-388-0033
Mark Synnott Jackson NH
Alain Comeau North Conway NH 603 662 6306
Joe Lentini Conway NH 603-662-7024
Peter Doucette Intervale NH 603-616-7455
Art Mooney New Hampton NH 603-744-5853
Michael Silitch Dublin NH 011 336 89 48 41 18
Marc Chauvin North Conway NH 603-356-8919
Marc Beverly Albuquerque NM 505-264-8364
Paul Johnson Edgewood NM 505-550-0348
Marc Ripperger Albuquerque NM
Carolyn Parker Albuquerque NM 505-400-5590
John Kear Edgewood NM 505-400-2529
Robert Goodwin Las Vegas NV 702-236-1970
Tracy Martin Las Vegas NV
Elaina Arenz Las Vegas NV 304-237-8144
John Cleary Reno NV (775) 852-4049
Andrew Yasso Henderson NV 248-342-9359
Edward Boddy Las Vegas NV 702-596-0114
Anthony Brown Minden NV 775-781-4708
Martin Molitoris Rosendale NY 877-486-5769
Geoff Unger Rosendale NY (206) 619-3034
Emilie Drinkwater Wilmington NY 5185340845
Jesse Williams Keene Valley NY 518-569-8910
Silas Rossi New Paltz NY 207-949-1736
Jim Ablao Bend OR 541-318-7170
Chris Wright Bend OR 970-325-3186
Pete Keane Bend OR 541-312-9242
Max Tepfer Eugene OR
Clifford Agocs Bend OR 415-205-0567
Gabriel Coler Bend OR
Dominic Asselin Val-David QC 819-714-0101
Randy Judycki Austin TX 805 350 8087
Tico Gangulee Houston TX
Andy Rich Salt Lake City UT
Matthew Pesce Moab UT
Derek DeBruin Ogden UT 803-629-6590
Tim Connelly Salt Lake City UT 360-319-1089
Michael Banach Springdale UT
Higinio Gonzalez Salt Lake City UT 801-707-5678
Caleb Padgett Rockville UT 435-633-1783
Jonathon Spitzer Cottonwood Heights UT 970 596 5971
Josh Beckner Salt Lake City UT 760.920.3464
Andreas Polloczek Kamas UT
Alan Rousseau Salt Lake City UT 2036052128
Aimee Barnes Moab UT 435-260-0990
Todd Passey Salt Lake City UT 801 842-8398
Willie Benegas Sandy UT 801-512-0592
Nate Furman Salt Lake City UT 8025588055
Matt Culberson Holladay UT
Ian Wade Sandy UT
Jeff Rhoads Salt Lake City UT 801-230-4451
Nick Yardley Williston VT 802-651-0833
Kel Rossiter Burlington VT 802-535-1498
Stephen Charest Jericho VT 802-657-3872
Dustin Dearborn Jeffersonville VT
Kevin Mahoney Richmond VT 603-387-3879
Geoff Schellens Norwich VT 802-683-8578
Mark Puleio Hyde Park VT 802 585 9061
Aaron Mainer Enumclaw WA (509)995-5042
Olivia Cussen Leavenworth WA 509-548-5823
Margaret Wheeler Snoqualmie WA 206-818-7947
Lee Lazzara Bellingham WA
Braden Downey Bellingham WA 6143156226
Ian Nicholson Seattle WA 206-852-2342
Larry Goldie Winthrop WA 509-996-3194
Mick Pearson Seattle WA
Tod Bloxham Tacoma WA 253-564-4899
Jeff Ward Leavenworth WA 509-996-3194
Mike Powers Spokane WA (360) 671-1505
Austin Shannon Bothell WA 719-332-3940
John Race Leavenworth WA 509-548-5823
Mark Allen Winthrop WA 360-305-2383
Ben Gardner Seattle WA 7196469700
Jason Martin Bellingham WA 360-671-1505
Nick Pope Leavenworth WA 503-358-3195
Kurt Hicks Leavenworth WA 360-303-7641
Chris Simmons Seattle WA 206-715-7589
Forest McBrian Seattle WA 503 740-5280
Lyle Haugsven Seattle WA 360-319-9773
Massey Teel Seneca Rocks WV 304-567-2600
Nat Patridge Jackson WY 307-733-2297
Mike Poborsky Jackson WY 307-413-8947
Dan Starr Jackson WY
Mark Smiley Jackson WY 970 901 8079
Jeff Witt Jackson WY
Jim Williams Jackson WY 307-733-8812
Rob Hess Jackson WY (307) 733-4979
Gary Falk Wilson WY
Michael Abbey Wilson WY 619-871-2461
Daniel Corn Kelly WY 307-733-2297
Bill Dyer Wilson WY 307-690-3235
Micah Rush Casper WY 307-267-4815
Brian Smith Jackson WY (307)413-0331
Kent McBride Jackson Hole WY 307-690-7205
Bill Anderson Jackson WY 307-690-5136
Tom Hargis Jackson WY 307-733-2297
Zahan Billimoria Jackson WY