Jared Wright,  
Owner/Lead Guide

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Jared is an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor and Wilderness First Responder, Jared has had a passion for climbing since a young age. He has turned his passion into his career continuing to learn as he guides clients in the outdoors. For fun, he climbs in and around the Zion area but is no stranger to most of the North American climbing areas. He is excited to pursue his AMGA Rock Guide when it gets too hot he heads into the canyons.

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Cindy is a Wilderness First Responder and runs the show around here. Cindy moved to southern Utah from Houston in 2017 and fell in love with the area. After Cindy moved, she began doing a bunch of technical canyons and couldn't get enough of it! Cindy immediately knew she wanted to be involved in the industry and wanted to help diversify the Southern Utah outdoor industry. When Cindy isn't working, you can find her canyoneering, on a backpacking trip, or getting some Mother-Son bonding time with Solstice.

Solstice Wright-Alfaro,
Guide Manager

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Solstice "Sol" is a Utah native and avid climber of anything he can get his paws on. When he is not running around the shop, you can find him napping or trying to eat your human food. Sol keeps all our guides in check and I am sure is on his way to becoming the first-ever AMGA Single Pitch Instructor for the kitty climbing community!

Meet our Amazing Team

Emmy Shaffer,
Lead Guide

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Emmy is an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor and Wilderness First Responder. She grew up exploring the mountains around her home state, Washington. After college, she wanted to see more, which led her to the desert of Southern California and eventually Zion. When Emmy is not guiding or climbing, she is likely exploring new photography opportunities which have always been a big part of her life. Emmy's favorite part of guiding is nerding out on Zion's unique geological features and wildlife! 

Tyler Rackelmann,
Lead Guide

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Tyler is an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor and Wilderness First Responder. Tyler grew up in Northern California and has been climbing for over 8 years. When he isn't guiding, he spends his time putting up new routes and walking the slackline. If you're lucky you'll get him to talk about his latest project but he will likely not tell you where it is. Tyler's favorite part of guiding is building connections with people from every walk of life.

Toriano Hardin,
Lead Guide

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Toriano "Tori" is an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor and Wilderness First Responder. Tori is a Bay Area native and has been climbing for over 10 years. When he is not guiding, he is traveling around in his van, climbing. Some of his favorite areas are the Colorado Rockies and Joshua Tree National Park. Tori is looking forward to pursuing his AMGA Rock Guide in the near future.

Kurtis Weisenbarger,
Lead Guide

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Kurtis is an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor and Wilderness First Responder. Kurtis is an Arizona native but has been guiding in Southern Utah for several years, so he knows the area like the back of his hand. When he's not guiding, Kurtis takes his son climbing and into the canyons (He's our go-to for trips with kids). Kurtis also has a creative side and has spent his whole life drawing, painting, and making jewelry from locally sourced crystals and stones.

Cindy Alfaro,
Owner/Operations Manager