Why Climb With Us?
What Our Clients Say
“Had a great experience with Stoneman and with our guide Aaron. This was my first time climbing and Aaron picked out climbs that were challenging but doable. I really appreciated all the knowledge he passed on. I feel like I have a great foundation for rock climbing now and will definitely go back to StoneMan for future guided climbs.”
“We spent our Saturday morning with Neil and had a great experience! In addition to teaching us the basics of rock climbing, he offered tons of education and was happy to answer all of our questions. Couldn’t have asked for a better time. Sun was out, birds were chirping and we had the rocks to ourselves! Highly recommend opting outside with this adventure.”
CalebFavorite place to climb: Zion National Park
PCGI Multi-Pitch Guide and Mentor//3 top ticks: Total Recall - The Pit, AZ Desert Shield - Zion NP, UT Original Route of Rainbow Wall - Red Rocks, NV
LaurenFavorite place to climb: Red Rocks
PCGI Single Pitch Guide//3 top ticks: Ginger Cracks - Red Rocks, NV Too Tough to Die - Cochise Stronghold, AZ Fruit Bowl - The Pit, AZ
AaronFavorite place to climb: Cochise Stronghold, Adirondacks and Tahquitz... ultimately wherever there is good company!
PCGI Lead Guide//3 top ticks: Headwall Route - Camelback, first time climbing Quaker Oats - McDowell Mtns, first lead South Crack - Pinnacle Peak, first trad and multi-pitch lead
NeilFavorite place to climb: Cochise Stronghold
PCGI Lead Guide//3 top ticks: South Face of Charlotte Dome - Kings Canyon NP, CA Upper Exum Ridge - Grand Teton NP, WY Touchstone Wall - Zion NP, UT
NateFavorite place to climb: The McDowells
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor// 3 top ticks: Super Best Friends - RRG, KY Mr. Natural - Yosemite NP, CA Tieranny - Obed Wild and Scenic River, TN
RyanFavorite place to climb: Any desert granite!
PCGI Single Pitch Guide// Top ticks are obscure lines in West Central and Salmon River mountains in Idaho. "You're almost there! Now, don't forget to breath!" - My Buddy Benny
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 questions 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.
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!
Experience 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.
Each 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.
Your 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.
It 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!
We 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 anybody else. Every trip you take with us is tailored to fit you!