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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
Mark Houston 74310 Les Houches
Hans Solmssen Verbier 011-41-79-446-2289
Miles Smart Chamonix -
Rodrigo Mujica Chile - 888-203-9354
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
Dan McQuade Un Pao, Phang Nga, Thailand - 702 334-0423
Thor Husted chamonix - +33649038986
Elizabeth Oakes Smart Chamonix-Les Alpes - +1 206 925 3991
Caroline George Chamonix -
Adam Fox Tauranga - New Zealand - +64-21-151-9011
Adam George Chamonix -
Joe Stock Anchorage AK 907-830-0125
Jamie Pierce Juneau AK 907-500-3127
David Merin Tuscon AZ 520-300-0809
K.C. Baum Flagstaff AZ 928-255-2924
Kellie Erwin-Rhoads Golden BC 250-344-5707
Evan Stevens Garibaldi Highlands BC 6048485466
Buck Corrigan Revelstoke BC 250-814 8494
Jim Ongena Summerland BC 250-486-7166
James Michael Horst Squamish BC
Mike Bromberg Revelstoke BC 250-814-4386
Ryan Tetz Bishop CA 530-558-5323
Carlos Romero Livermore CA 925-980-4152
Mark Grundon yosemite CA (802) 922 4598
Paul Koubek Yosemite CA 360.202.7895
Jediah Porter Bishop CA 760 920 1403
Ben Mitchell Truckee CA 503-307-1320
Aaron Richards Bishop CA 541-602-6277
Chris Ecklund Bishop CA 760-920-1590
Tom Carter Carnelian Bay CA 530-412-0098
David Bengston Groveland CA 209-372-8344
Peter Fasoldt truckee CA 2077560384
Lyra Pierotti Vallejo CA
Dave Miller Mammoth Lake CA 877-686-2546
Nathan Kerr El Portal CA 209-372-8344
Ben Traxler Mammoth Lakes CA 928-899-4940
Steve Schneider Oakland CA 209-988-9044
Bela Vadasz Truckee CA 530-582-9170
Ryan Huetter Mammoth Lakes CA
Logan Talbott Truckee CA
SP Parker Bishop CA 760-873-8526
Trevor Hobbs Bishop CA 209-988-1792
Chris Werner Truckee CA 805-570-7534
Aaron Jones Bishop CA
Sebastian Grau Petaluma CA
Viren Perumal Mammoth Lakes CA 937-286-0760
Matt Brooks Fremont CA 510-797-7980
Adrian Ballinger Olympic Valley CA 970-309-8698
Neil Satterfield June Lake CA 760-914-2133
Mark Bowling Joshua Tree CA 800-890-4745
Doug Nidever June Lake CA 760-937-6922
Chris Stewart Yosemite CA
Howie Schwartz Bishop CA 760-648-1122
Dave Ahrens Ridgway CO
Jayson Simons-Jones Crested Butte CO 970-349-5430
Matt Wade Ridgway CO 970-325-7342
Phil Powers Denver CO 303-905-6330
Curtis Green Avon CO
Dennis Sanders Boulder CO 520-310-9198
Dawn Glanc Ouray CO (970) 325-4925
John Bicknell Longmont CO 303-589-6571
Amos Whiting Basalt CO 970-319-1084
Antoine Savelli Ophir CO 970-728-3705
Jean Pavillard gunnison CO 970-209-3980
Steve Matous Boulder CO
Nathan Disser Ouray CO 970-259-0370
John MacKinnon Leadville CO 970-236-6130
Norie Kizaki Boulder CO 7203317532
Constantine Severis Telluride CO
Thomas Kip Davis Leadville CO 719-293-0773
Joe Thompson Erie CO 303 472 5920
Rainbow Weinstock Boulder CO
Buster Jesik Loveland CO 970-290-0469
Matthew Pickren Bayfield CO 970-259-0370
Chris Burk Boulder CO (914) 434-1529
Michael Arnold Steamboat Springs CO 970-367-6509
Benjamin Kiessel Durango CO 970-759-8563
Jeremiah Meizis Colorado Springs CO 719-209-6649
Chad Peele Ridgway CO
Steve Johnson Boulder CO 720.635.6068
Gary Ryan Ouray CO 720 304 8707
Andres Marin Ouray CO
Steve Levin Boulder CO 800-836-4008
Bob Culp Boulder CO 720 724 3079
Mark Miller Ouray CO 970-318-0045
Mark Hammond Eldorado Springs CO 800-836-4008
Daniel Zokaites Ridgway CO 540-392-5731
Mike Lewis Boulder CO 720-454-8698
Mark Falender Snowmass Village CO 970-366-1978
Keith Garvey Ridgway CO 970-596-0619
Eric Larson Telluride CO
Dylan Taylor Boulder CO
Dale Remsberg Lafayette CO 303-818-8009
Josh Kling Durango CO 970 259-1708
Nate Emerson Boulder CO 303.968.5816
Michael Soucy Boulder CO 970-389-7299
Bart Paull Lakewood CO 307-690-6550
Steve Banks Crested Butte CO 970-209-7165
Vince Anderson Grand Junction CO 970-209-2985
Markus Beck Boulder CO 303-589-1195
Jeff Banks Crested Butte CO
Peter Krainz Dillon CO (970)409-9555
Dick Jackson Aspen CO 970-925-7625
Steven House Ridgway CO
Eric Whewell Boulder CO 970 596-7705
Angela Hawse Ridgway CO 970-318-9000
Andrew Councell Estes Park CO 970.776.6847
Majka Burhardt Boulder CO 970-290-7822
Robert Coppolillo Boulder CO
Lindsay Fixmer Rifle CO 828.384.8433
Tim Brown Crested Butte CO
Adam Butterfield Fairfield CT
Kevin Johnson Hartford CT 518-301-3800
Roger Fleming Cumming GA
Drew Daly Ketchum ID
Christian Santelices Victor ID +1 (307) 690-1385
Marc Hanselman Ketchum ID 208-720-6369
James Olson Victor ID 208-787-9038
Trevor Deighton Victor ID
Erik Leidecker Hailey ID 208-720-1823
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
Alan Oram Bozeman MT
Jerome Smart Livingston MT
Robert Montague Somers MT 406 407 2807
Kristoffer Erickson Livingston MT 406-581-2266
Tyler Jones Bozeman MT 208.720.1185
Ron Funderburke Mills River NC 828-388-0033
Art Mooney New Hampton NH 603-744-5853
Peter Doucette Intervale NH 603-616-7455
Mark Synnott Jackson NH
Michael Silitch Dublin NH 011 336 89 48 41 18
Alain Comeau North Conway NH 603 662 6306
Marc Chauvin North Conway NH 603-356-8919
Joe Lentini Conway NH 603-662-7024
Paul Johnson Edgewood NM 505-550-0348
Marc Beverly Albuquerque NM 505-264-8364
John Kear Edgewood NM 505-400-2529
Marc Ripperger Albuquerque NM
Elaina Arenz Las Vegas NV 304-237-8144
Edward Boddy Las Vegas NV 702-596-0114
Tracy Martin Las Vegas NV
Anthony Brown Minden NV 775-781-4708
Robert Goodwin Las Vegas NV 702-236-1970
John Cleary Reno NV (775) 852-4049
Andrew Yasso Henderson NV 248-342-9359
Emilie Drinkwater Wilmington NY 5185340845
Geoff Unger Rosendale NY (206) 619-3034
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
Max Tepfer Eugene OR
Gabriel Coler Bend OR
Pete Keane Bend OR 541-312-9242
Clifford Agocs Bend OR 415-205-0567
Randy Judycki Austin TX 805 350 8087
Tico Gangulee Houston TX
Aimee Barnes Moab UT 435-260-0990
Andreas Polloczek Kamas UT
Josh Beckner Salt Lake City UT 760.920.3464
Todd Passey Salt Lake City UT 801 842-8398
Higinio Gonzalez Salt Lake City UT 801-707-5678
Matt Culberson Holladay UT
Derek DeBruin Ogden UT 803-629-6590
Jeff Rhoads Salt Lake City UT 801-230-4451
Matthew Pesce Moab UT
Alan Rousseau Salt Lake City UT 2036052128
Willie Benegas Sandy UT 801-512-0592
Nate Furman Salt Lake City UT 8025588055
Andy Rich Salt Lake City UT
Ian Wade Sandy UT +1 801 560 1287
Michael Banach Springdale UT
Jonathon Spitzer Cottonwood Heights UT 970 596 5971
Kevin Mahoney Richmond VT 603-387-3879
Stephen Charest Jericho VT 802-657-3872
Nick Yardley Williston VT 802-651-0833
Dustin Dearborn Jeffersonville VT
Mark Puleio Hyde Park VT 802 585 9061
Kel Rossiter Burlington VT 802-535-1498
Geoff Schellens Norwich VT 802-683-8578
Aaron Mainer Enumclaw WA (509)995-5042
Margaret Wheeler Snoqualmie WA 206-818-7947
Jeff Ward Leavenworth WA 509-996-3194
Larry Goldie Winthrop WA 509-996-3194
John Race Leavenworth WA 509-548-5823
Chris Simmons Seattle WA 206-715-7589
Mark Allen Winthrop WA 360-305-2383
Ben Gardner Seattle WA 7196469700
Lyle Haugsven Seattle WA 360-319-9773
Olivia Cussen Leavenworth WA 509-548-5823
Jason Martin Bellingham WA 360-671-1505
Mick Pearson Seattle WA
Kurt Hicks Leavenworth WA 360-303-7641
Lee Lazzara Bellingham WA
Austin Shannon Bothell WA 719-332-3940
Tod Bloxham Tacoma WA 253-564-4899
Martin Volken North Bend WA 206-525-4425
Forest McBrian Seattle WA 503 740-5280
Ian Nicholson Seattle WA 206-852-2342
Braden Downey Bellingham WA 6143156226
Massey Teel Seneca Rocks WV 304-567-2600
Rob Hess Jackson WY (307) 733-4979
Bill Anderson Jackson WY 307-690-5136
Bill Dyer Wilson WY 307-690-3235
Jeff Witt Jackson WY
Dan Starr Jackson WY
Daniel Corn Kelly WY 307-733-2297
Zahan Billimoria Jackson WY
Gary Falk Wilson WY
Micah Rush Casper WY 307-267-4815
Mike Poborsky Jackson WY 307-413-8947
Karen Bockel Jackson WY
Brian Smith Jackson WY (307)413-0331
Nat Patridge Jackson WY 307-733-2297
Tom Hargis Jackson WY 307-733-2297