First Ascent is accredited
by the American Mountain Guides Association
COME CLIMB WITH US
WHY CHOOSE FIRST ASCENT?
We have been in the rock climbing instruction and guiding business at Smith Rock since 1993.
Our guides are all professional , experienced and accomplished rock climbers who are encouraged to pursue certification in the AMGA Rock program and they are required to have completed certifications in field medicine (Wilderness First Responder). First Ascent Guides are friendly professionals that enjoy sharing a day of rock climbing with all ages and abilities.!
We have an outstanding staff of both male and female guides.
We offer competitive rates when compared to other accredited guide services
We have a very liberal "no charge for bad weather" policy..
We have a flawless safety record after 15 years in business and offer excellent quality, up-to-date equipment for our clients.
First Ascent Climbing Services was started in 1993 by Carol Simpson. Jim Ablao started guiding for First Ascent in 1999. As managing guide he helped First Ascent grow to be the largest and most successful rock climbing guide service at Smith Rock State Park. It was a natural step for Jim Ablao to take ownership of the company in the spring of 2009. First Ascent has been an AMGA accredited guide service since 1999. The AMGA accreditation assures that First Ascent has successfully passed the scrutiny and assessment of quality standards in the rock climbing guide industry.
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