Category Archives: Rock Climbing

Camp USA Winter Gear Review

I’ve found ice, and it was right there in front of me. Last winter, I fled the mountains of southwest Colorado during the winter in search of warm rock. I had never been very drawn to alpine and ice climbing. … Continue reading

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How to Become a Mountain or Ski Guide

With cooler temps and fall coming in quick, people are starting to have skiing on the brain.  And with that, comes people interested in working as ski guides.  We have had at least one person a day for the last … Continue reading

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Leave No Trace for Rock Climbers

Lets talk about rock climbing specific Leave No Trace ethics! This one is for all you casual craggars, hardcore crushers, and pebble wrastlers out there. We have all been to “that crag” that is riddled with litter in the bushes, … Continue reading

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ERNEST and SERENE Rock Climbing Anchors

If you’ve ever attended an outdoor climbing class that covers anchor building, had a quality climbing mentor,  or have read books covering this topic you may have heard or read about ERNEST or SERENE (or its shortened version RENE) used … Continue reading

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Late Summer Blog Post

It has been an absolutely awesome summer.  The KMG guides have been literally all over the globe, from Durango to Canada, Washington to Alaska.  And now we have a custom Africa trip scheduled and booked.  To bring you up to … Continue reading

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American Mountain Guides Association Ski Mountaineering Guides Course and Aspirant Exam Finished!

Well, this years first American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Ski Mountaineering Guides Course and Aspirant Exam (SMGC/AE) is over!  It was a great ten days of learning new techniques, refining skills already familiar with, and pushing everybody’s comfort level at … Continue reading

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Chutes and Towers; a Twist on Traditional Spring Skiing

For many, it isn’t until spring when the “real” skiing starts. It’s at this time of year that avalanche conditions tend to stabilize, the days are getting longer, and the temperatures begin to warm.  This spring, I’m trying to change … Continue reading

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