Guide – AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide and Certified Single Pitch Instructor
Sarah brings energy, passion and love to everything she does, whether leading yoga classes at True Nature Healing Arts or teaching rock climbing lessons at Colorado Mountain College and the Carbondale Rec Center to people of all ages and experience levels. We are lucky to have her guiding for us and bringing her energy to every trip and our guests always love her and continually request her for future trips and adventures.
Sarah’s favorite climb in Rifle Mountain Park – Feline – Feline is a 4-star classic in world famous Rifle Mountain Park, which means it’s one of the best pitches of climbing you’ll find anywhere around. The persistent streak of chalk running along the climb and the queue of climbers at its base every day of the climbing season speaks to its excellence.
Sarah’s favorite climb to guide in Rifle Mountain Park – Straight Man – Straight Man is a favorite of our guests and a popular route with Rifle climbers, seeing a steady stream of climbers throughout the summer. 5.10a if you go straight up or 5.9 if you do an alternate start, the route climbs 70 feet up the limestone wall, finishing underneath a huge roof. This climb stays shady until 3 or 4 and is climbable in the rain.
Sarah’s favorite climb right now – Jenga Buttress Crack at the Narrows outside Redstone, Colorado – The shady nook of the Notch is home to several climbs but Jenga Buttress Crack stands out as a trad classic, stretching out a full half-rope length up the steep walls of the Notch. From the top, take a look around and across the Crystal River Valley and you may spy bighorn sheep or migrating elk.