imageBen Wilson

Number of years climbing: 8

Favorite style of climbing: Big Wall

Certifications: TBD, AMGA SPI Course Completed

Number of years guiding: 4
Area of expertise: Locally: Carver, Broughton Bluff, Beacon Rock, Ozone, French’s Dome, Smith

Technically: Trad, Sport, Anchors, Route Finding, Cleaning… A lot of multi-pitch stuff that is probably best not mentioned. 

What you LOVE about guiding: Showing people what they are capable of.



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Sean Harris

(Photo: Sean on Murray Lunge at Hueco Tanks – in a banana costume.)

Number of years climbing: I started climbing when I lived in southern Arizona back in 2002.
Favorite style of climbing: While climbing long moderate traditional pitches still appeals to me, I mainly stick to sport climbing and bouldering.
AMGA certification level: AMGA SPI
Number of years guiding: I received my first guiding certification in 2005 through the AMGA.
Locations guided: I guided clients around the Catalinas and Cochise Stronghold before moving to Portland in 2012. Since being in the Northwest I’ve enjoyed the lush landscapes and temperate climate that makes climbing in and around Portland enjoyable nearly year round.
What you LOVE about guiding: It’s always a thrill to see someone fall in love with climbing, whether its indoors or out, which is why I started guiding in the first place!

Erik Allsopp (photo coming soon)

Number of years climbing: 12, off and on

Favorite style of climbing: Overhung Sport, Hand jams big enough for my hands

Certifications: AMGA SPI Course, AIARE, WFR, LNT

Number of years guiding: 2
Area of expertise: That mental game. Technique, footwork, heel hooking, anchor building and cleaning, sand-bagging. 

What you LOVE about guiding: Getting people to find their comfort zone and go beyond it.


“Had my first outdoor rock climbing experience with the Gym to Crag class. Had an amazing experience, improved my confidence during the 4 hour class and 4 different routes. Can’t wait to go again outdoors and continuing my rock climbing journey!! -Osvaldo D. 

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