Why Climb With Us ?
ExperienceExperience is an essential component to safe guiding. Each of our guides has extensive independent climbing experience. Not just local experience but climbing experience abroad. It is what we do with our families, it is how we spend our time off, and it is what we do for a living.
Certified KnowledgeEach of our guides have been certified by internationally recognized organizations. The Professional Climbing Guides Institute and the American Mountain Guides Association each set the professional standards for the guiding industry in the U.S.A. Our guides have invested the time to make certain that they meet these standards. We continue to train and practice these skills by teaching them to others.
SafetyYour safety is our top priority. We study the current safety standards and implement them on all of our trips. Every one of our guides values the trust of our clients and holds the life of each client greater than their own.
Customer ServiceIt is our ambition to provide each customer with satisfying, gratifying, memorable experiences each and every time they climb with us. We constantly assess whether or not we are meeting this goal by getting customer feedback. We have an excellent customer service record!
PersonalizedWe cherish the differences of our customers and strive to make each trip not just meet your expectations but to exceed them. From the first moment we contact you we will be asking you questions because we believe that you know what you want better than any body else. Every trip you take with us is tailored to fit you!
More About Safety
Your safety is our top priority. We take this responsibility very seriously. Every piece of equipment we use is CE and UIAA certified. Our trips maintain 4 clients to 1 guide ratio with few exceptions. Each guide is trained and certified through the StoneMan Climbing Co. training program. The internal company training program gives us the ability to verify that you will have a safe climbing experience. All of our guides are First Aid certified, and some have advanced certifications. When you go climbing with us rest assured that your climbing experience will be safe!
A Few Words About Us
StoneMan Climbing Co. offers the best guided rock climbing in Arizona. With a broad base of experienced and professional guides, StoneMan has an excellent customer service record, as well as an intricate knowledge of local climbing areas. Our instructors can take you out whether you are new or experienced looking for technical instruction.
StoneMan Climbing Co. is founded on the vision that climbing is not for the few and elite but is a fun activity that whoever wants to experience it can. Our experienced, knowledgeable guides are friendly, approachable, and available to answer any question you may have. StoneMan guides will give you a safe adventure on the rocks. Our expertise is top in the industry and our passion for climbing is, let’s say... world class! When our guides aren’t working we are climbing at local areas and abroad. From maintaining our local crags to practicing " Leave no Trace " ethic wherever we go you will see the effect of StoneMan Guides on the Rock.
Caleb has been climbing regularly since 2002. He is a PCGI Certified Lead Guide and Mentor. Everything from bouldering to aid climbing there aren't any types of climbing he doesn't do. With a deep passion for multi-pitch free climbing and a focus on the traditional style as well as the "onsight" ethic, he has been given invaluable lessons and experience. While willing to climb any style he specializes in "crack climbing" and "overhanging sport" routes that demand you through your whole body into it. He is by trade a Registered Nurse and is sure to keep any adventure you choose a safe one.
Lauren has been climbing since 2005 and is a PCGI Certified Single Pitch Guide. From the Big Walls in Yosemite and Zion, to the Multi-pitch climbing in Red Rocks, to more places than a fifty fingered man can count, she has been there. While she will climb any style that exists, she mostly enjoys leading single pitch sport and going for the red point on difficult climbs.
Neil has been rock climbing since 2014; he learned single pitch sport and traditional climbing in the Arizona desert and since then has been exploring bigger and more adventurous multipitch climbs across the American West. He became a certified Single Pitch Instructor through the AMGA in 2017. Neil has a background in exercise science and motivational psychology, which helps him to educate climbers on physical/mental training techniques to improve their climbing.
Hugo has been climbing since 2011; He started climbing in the Arizonan desert and has continued to climb all over the state. Most of his time is spent “projecting”, or working a rock climb at his physical limit, and eventually climbing the route without falling. He received his certification as a Single Pitch Instructor, in September 2014, through the American Mountain Guiding Association. When he’s not climbing; you will find Hugo enjoying many of Downtown Phoenix’s coffee houses.
Aaron is from the East Coast and started climbing in 2011. He has climbed from the Adirondacks and The Gunks in NY all the way to the desert Southwest. He enjoys running laps on the classic Phoenix granite of the McDowells and adventuring in both backcountry climbing and trail running in the Superstition Mountains.
Michelle got her start at a local climbing gym in Phoenix. After a few months of learning technique in the gym, she was introduced to the joys of outdoor climbing on the granite cliffs of Mission Gorge in San Diego County. Since then, she has gained experience single and multi-pitch sport climbing in various areas of the southwest, and is continuing to "learn the ropes" of the many other styles of rock climbing.