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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
Caroline George Chamonix -
Danny Uhlmann Chamonix Mont-Blanc - +33 6 40 89 85 40
Seth Hobby Kabelvag - + 47 942 49110
Matt Farmer Chamonix Mont-Blanc - France mobile +33 6 84 07 61 90
Dan McQuade Un Pao, Phang Nga, Thailand - 702 334-0423
Rodrigo Mujica Chile - 888-203-9354
Miles Smart Chamonix -
David Vallet Cape Town -
Geoff Unger Chamonix - (206) 619-3034
Elizabeth Oakes Smart Chamonix-Les Alpes -
Mark Grundon Guadalupe, NL Mexico - (802) 922 4598
Thor Husted chamonix - +33649038986
Jamie Pierce Juneau AK 907-500-3127
Joe Stock Anchorage AK 907-830-0125
Andrew Soleman Anniston AL
K.C. Baum Flagstaff AZ 928-255-2924
Alexis Finley Tucson AZ 520-207-6564
David Merin Tuscon AZ 520-300-0809
Dennis Sanders Tucson AZ 520-310-9198
Kellie Erwin-Rhoads Golden BC 250-344-5707
Mike Bromberg Revelstoke BC 250-814-4386
Evan Stevens Garibaldi Highlands BC 6048485466
Buck Corrigan Revelstoke BC 250-814 8494
Jim Ongena Oliver BC 250-486-7166
Chris Stewart Yosemite CA
SP Parker Bishop CA 760-873-8526
Peter Fasoldt truckee CA 2077560384
Tom Carter Carnelian Bay CA 530-412-0098
Howie Schwartz Big Pine CA 760-648-1122
Jediah Porter Bishop CA 760 920 1403
Josh Helling El Portal CA 209-379-2331
Doug Nidever June Lake CA 760-937-6922
Lyra Pierotti Vallejo CA
Ben Mitchell Truckee CA 503-307-1320
David Lane Mammoth Lakes CA 7603906599
David Bengston Groveland CA 209-372-8344
Don Reid Joshua Tree CA
Ben Traxler Mammoth Lakes CA 928-899-4940
Steve Schneider Oakland CA 209-988-9044
Ryan Huetter Mammoth Lakes CA
Trevor Hobbs Bishop CA 209-988-1792
Aaron Jones Yosemite CA
Sebastian Grau Petaluma CA
Nathan Kerr El Portal CA 209-372-8344
Chris Werner Truckee CA 805-570-7534
Viren Perumal Mammoth Lakes CA 937-286-0760
Doug Robinson Kirkwood CA 831.234.0177
Logan Talbott Truckee CA
Ryan Tetz Bishop CA 530-558-5323
Chris Ecklund Bishop CA 760-920-1590
Matt Brooks Fremont CA 510-797-7980
Adrian Ballinger Olympic Valley CA 970-309-8698
Matthew Hegeman Truckee CA
Bela Vadasz Truckee CA 530-582-9170
Dave Miller Mammoth Lake CA 877-686-2546
Neil Satterfield June Lake CA 760-914-2133
Paul Koubek Yosemite CA 360.202.7895
Michael Alkaitis Boulder CO 303-865-3607
Joe Thompson Erie CO 303 472 5920
Jayson Simons-Jones Crested Butte CO 970-349-5430
Matt Wade Ridgway CO 970-325-7342
Curtis Green Avon CO
Dawn Glanc Ouray CO (970) 325-4925
John Bicknell Niwot CO 303-589-6571
Amos Whiting Aspen CO 970-319-1084
Antoine Savelli Ophir CO 970-728-3705
Jean Pavillard gunnison CO 970-209-3980
Steve Matous Boulder CO
Nate Emerson Boulder CO 303.968.5816
Nathan Disser Durango CO 970-259-0370
Norie Kizaki Boulder CO 7203317532
Constantine Severis Telluride CO
Thomas Kip Davis Leadville CO 719-293-0773
Dave Ahrens ouray CO
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
Benjamin Kiessel Durango CO 970-759-8563
Karen Bockel Telluride CO
Jeremiah Meizis Colorado Springs CO 719-209-6649
Chad Peele Ridgway CO
Steve Johnson Boulder CO 720.635.6068
Lindsay Fixmer Rifle CO 828.384.8433
Gary Ryan Ouray CO 720 304 8707
Bill Grasse Durango CO 970-946-3408
Patrick Ormond Ouray CO 435-640-8704
Bob Culp Boulder CO 720 724 3079
Mark Miller Ouray CO Mark Miller 970-318-0045
Mark Hammond Eldorado Springs CO 800-836-4008
Daniel Zokaites Ridgway CO 540-392-5731
Clint Cook Ouray CO
Mike Lewis Leadville CO 720-454-8698
Ian Fowler Louisville CO 7208104421
Mark Falender Snowmass Village CO 970-366-1978
Keith Garvey Ridgway CO 970-596-0619
Eric Larson Telluride CO
Dylan Taylor Boulder CO
Josh Kling Durango CO 970 259-1708
Dale Remsberg Lafayette CO 303-818-8009
Jeff Banks Crested Butte CO
Peter Krainz Dillon CO (970)409-9555
Steve Banks Crested Butte CO 970-209-7165
Michael Soucy Boulder CO 970-389-7299
Angela Hawse Ridgway CO 970-318-9000
Markus Beck Boulder CO 303-350-0366
Bart Paull Lakewood CO 307-690-6550
Dick Jackson Aspen CO 970-925-7625
Steven House Ridgway CO
Vince Anderson Grand Junction CO 970-209-2985
Eli Helmuth Estes Park CO 970-744-4898
Eric Whewell Boulder CO 970 596-7705
Andrew Councell Estes Park CO 970.776.6847
Majka Burhardt Boulder CO 970-290-7822
Tim Brown Crested Butte CO
Kevin Johnson Hartford CT 518-301-3800
Bob Clark East Hartford CT 860-930-5929
Roger Fleming Atlanta GA
Marc Hanselman Ketchum ID 208-720-6369
Erik Leidecker Hailey ID 208-720-1823
Trevor Deighton Victor ID
James Olson Victor ID 208-787-9038
Christian Santelices Victor ID +1 (307) 690-1385
Karsten Delap Columbus IN 812-371-7826
Ryan Stefiuk Northampton MA 802-779-7139
Chad Cochran Fallston MD 443-392-4806
Jon Tierney Orono ME 207-866-7562 year round
Joel Enrico Brunswick ME 207/522/4190
Kristoffer Erickson Livingston MT 406-581-2266
Tyler Jones Bozeman MT 208.720.1185
Robert Montague Somers MT 406 407 2807
Ron Funderburke Mills River NC 828-388-0033
Art Mooney New Hampton NH 603-744-5853
Alain Comeau North Conway NH 603 662 6306
Joe Lentini Conway NH 603-662-7024
Marc Chauvin North Conway NH 603-356-8919
Mark Synnott Jackson NH
Peter Doucette Intervale NH 603-616-7455
Michael Silitch Dublin NH 011 336 89 48 41 18
Paul Johnson Edgewood NM 505-550-0348
Marc Ripperger Albuquerque NM
Marc Beverly Albuquerque NM 505-264-8364
Carolyn Parker Albuquerque NM 505-400-5590
John Kear Edgewood NM 505-400-2529
Anthony Brown Minden NV 775-781-4708
Robert Goodwin Las Vegas NV 702-236-1970
John Cleary Reno NV (775) 852-4049
Edward Boddy Las Vegas NV 702-596-0114
Emilie Drinkwater Wilmington NY 5185340845
Silas Rossi New Paltz NY 207-949-1736
Martin Molitoris Rosendale NY 877-486-5769
Jesse Williams Keene Valley NY 518-569-8910
Gabriel Coler Bend OR
Nick Pope Portland OR 503-358-3195
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
Jim Ablao Bend OR 541-318-7170
Dominic Asselin Val-David QC 450-229-8229
Tico Gangulee Houston TX
Randy Judycki Austin TX 805 350 8087
Adam George Salt Lake City UT
Aimee Barnes Moab UT 435-260-0990
Jeff Rhoads Salt Lake City UT 801-230-4451
Jonathon Spitzer Cottonwood Heights UT 970 596 5971
Todd Passey Salt Lake City UT 801 842-8398
Ian Wade Sandy UT
Alan Rousseau Salt Lake City UT 2036052128
Andreas Polloczek Kamas UT
Josh Beckner Salt Lake City UT 7609203464
Andy Rich Salt Lake City UT
Higinio Gonzalez Salt Lake City UT 801-707-5678
Michael Banach Springdale UT
Willie Benegas Sandy UT 801-512-0592
Nate Furman Rutland VT 8025588055
Mark Puleio Hyde Park VT 802 585 9061
Kel Rossiter Burlington VT 802-535-1498
Kevin Mahoney Richmond VT 603-387-3879
Dustin Dearborn Jeffersonville VT 802-760-0506
Nick Yardley Williston VT 802-651-0833
Jason Martin Bellingham WA 360-671-1505
Jeff Ward Leavenworth WA 509-996-3194
Ian Nicholson Seattle WA 206-852-2342
Forest McBrian Seattle WA 503 740-5280
Mike Powers Spokane WA (360) 671-1505
Lee Lazzara Bellingham WA
Olivia Cussen Leavenworth WA 509-548-5823
Ben Gardner Seattle WA 7196469700
Tim Connelly Bellingham WA 360-319-1089
Lyle Haugsven Seattle WA 360-671-1505
Mark Allen Winthrop WA 360-305-2383
Kurt Hicks Seattle WA 360-303-7641
Tod Bloxham Tacoma WA 253-564-4899
Margaret Wheeler Snoqualmie WA 206-818-7947
John Race Leavenworth WA 509-548-5823
Aaron Mainer Enumclaw WA (509)995-5042
Eitan Green Seattle WA 6178356054
Larry Goldie Winthrop WA 509-996-3194
Martin Volken North Bend WA 206-525-4425
Austin Shannon Sequim WA 360-569-2609
Chris Simmons Seattle WA 206-715-7589
Mick Pearson Seattle WA
Massey Teel Seneca Rocks WV 304-567-2600
Brian Smith Jackson WY (307)413-0331
Mike Poborsky Jackson WY 307-413-8947
Jim Williams Jackson WY 307-733-8812
Bill Anderson Jackson WY 307-690-5136
Michael Abbey Wilson WY 619-871-2461
Rob Hess Jackson WY (307) 733-4979
Tom Hargis Jackson WY 307-733-2297
Nat Patridge Jackson WY 307-733-2297
Gary Falk Wilson WY
Bill Dyer Wilson WY 307-690-3235
Mark Smiley Jackson WY 970 901 8079
Jeff Witt Jackson WY
Kent McBride Jackson Hole WY 307-690-7205