Certified Rock GuideCertified Rock Instructor
States worked in
Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Washington
Countries worked in
Jim Ablao has been guiding throughout the western US since 1989 and a climbing guide at Smith Rock State Park since 1999. He is the owner and lead guide of Chockstone Climbing Guides and First Ascent Climbing Services. Over the years he has earned certification as an AMGA Rock Instructor and Rock Guide, he is also an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Program Provider, SPI Provider Trainer and AMGA CWI Program Provider. He has taught and guided with many schools and programs including twelve years with the Colorado Outward Bound School, six years as a guide manager and many years consulting with various “youth at risk” and wilderness therapy programs. Jim brings diverse experience, his empowering and personalized teaching style into every guiding.
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