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go to amazing places
under your own power
by your own skill
preferably with a dog

Who I am

I am a southern Arizona rock climber, an American Mountain Guides Association Certified Rock Instructor, and a Professional Climbing Guides Institute Certified Multipitch Guide.  I have been climbing around 130 days per year for 17 years.  

What I do

My goal is to raise the bar of southern Arizona climbing by:

1) producing and distributing excellent, firsthand topos for climbs in southern Arizona (Toofast's Topos),

2) providing solid, credentialed, and affordable guiding and instruction,

3) restoring and documenting classic traditional climbs in cooperation with the ASCA,

4) role-modeling a ground-up, low impact, traditional ethic in my own climbing,

5) producing equipment to replace climbing hardware as cleanly as possible,

and 6) testing common climbing myths with actual experiences and measurements.

***COCHISE STRONGHOLD GUIDEBOOK PROGRESS:  We anticipate having the first version available in May or June!

New - 10 tips to reduce/avoid multipitch epics


Some further reading...

Some words about my friend Erica Kutcher.