Technical Climbing Classes

Technical Climbing Classes

Instructor Bios

Jamie Sarafan - Lead Instructor

I am from Boston originally, but relocated to Colorado in 2012 years ago and have no intention of leaving anytime soon! I have over 7 years of technical ice climbing and mountaineering experience and have worked the last 4 years as a rock and ice climbing guide based out of Colorado Springs. I spend my summers as a field instructor with the Colorado Outward Bound School teaching backpacking, mountaineering and rock climbing courses all across the Rockies. I have my Wilderness First Responder, AIARE Avalanche I and AMGA Single Pitch Instructor certifications and am beginning my journey down the AMGA Rock Guide track. I love hard crack climbs and long multi-pitch adventures. My favorite places to climb are Indian Creek, UT, Eldorado Canyon, CO and Garden of the Gods, CO.

John Marlatt
Davis Dailey
Levi Van Weddingen

Climbing is my way to live life. I can travel, meet amazing people, share experiences and live incredible adventures. I like all styles of climbing, whether it’s gym climbing, amazing quality rock, chossy sandstone towers, run-out slab, or heinous off-width. If I’m climbing then I’m having fun. I love being able to share lessons these experiences have taught me through teaching others how to climb and inspiring everyone to have fun and live amazing experiences.

Melinda Hiller
Jon Lachelt

I've been climbing for over 30 years. While I enjoy bouldering, sport climbing and trad climbing, most of my outside climbing is spent sport climbing. My favorite route is The Brown Palace at Mary's Bust in Big Thompson Canyon, with the East Face Left of the 3rd Flatiron a close second.

I have received the Climbing Wall Instructor certification from the Climbing Wall Association.

I've also completed the AMGA Single Pitch Instructor course, but have not taken the test to qualify for the SPI certification.

Brandon McPhail