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.”
Caleb"While I may not be a world class climber, I am a world class enjoyer of climbing."
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 throw 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"Climbing is the prettiest dance of all, making every route a beautiful adventure."
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.
Jayci has been climbing for the past twenty years and has been guiding for fifteen years. He is an AMGA Rock Guide. His experience ranges from the high altitude and glaciers of Mount Denali, to the rocky desert landscape of Arizona. The thing that keeps him going in guiding is to see his guests and students grow along their own path in this very rewarding pursuit of climbing. If he is not climbing on the world class stone of Southern Arizona, you may find him on a frozen waterfall anywhere in the mountains of North America.
Neil"What I saw so clearly when I started climbing was adventure. Difficulty was only an ingredient. I never thought to wonder about grades, just as I never thought to wonder what Tarzan might bench press. I found the closer I moved to sport, the closer I felt to science - and the closer I moved to adventure, the closer I felt to greatness.” - Peter Croft
Neil has learned single pitch sport and traditional climbing in the Arizona desert and since then has been exploring bigger and more adventurous multi-pitch climbs across the American West. He became a certified Single Pitch Instructor through the AMGA. Neil has an educational background in exercise science and motivational psychology, which helps him to educate climbers on physical/mental training techniques to improve their climbing.
Aaron"For me, climbing is a form of exploration that inspires me to confront my own inner nature within nature. It's a means of experiencing a state of consciousness where there are no distractions or expectations. This intuitive state of being is what allows me to experience moments of true freedom and harmony.” - Lynn Hill
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. Aaron is a PCGI certified Single Pitch Guide!
Originally from Canada, Spenser loves climbing granite in all forms! He is a PCGI certified Single Pitch Guide and a NOLS Wilderness First Responder. To say he's super safe, is an understatement. Spenser is always looking to expand his horizons and values education in climbing and all fronts.
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!