In 1996, long before the big guiding outfits in the southeast, one small climbing school was quietly educating the next generation of climbers, guides, and wilderness medicine specialists. That company was Granite Arches Climbing Guides. Now with over 20 years experience in climber education, and an average guide age of 40+, Granite Arches is better than ever and has continued to develop its cutting edge curriculum and courses. Granite Arches has intentionally remained an intimate, boutique guiding company whose guides are focused on YOU and YOUR GOALS, not OUR accomplishments. We are all about helping you reach your rock and ice climbing, rescue, and wilderness medicine goals as quickly as possible. 1) Expert Instruction from a Qualified Guide Expert instruction means that when you climb with Granite Arches, you are climbing with a terrific instructor that has ample experience to help manage the risks of climbing. See our guide page for info on our guides. 2) All Necessary Equipment This includes ropes, harness, helmet and other necessities. Non-essential gear (climbing shoes) can be rented for a nominal fee. 3) Exceptional Service Granite Arches provides personal service before, during, and after the climb. Before the climb, we try hard to make guiding arrangements easy with online form downloads, credit card and electronic payment systems, and cell phone contact options. During the climb, we provide exceptional guiding and instruction (see above), and record the progress of each client for future reference. After the climb, we stay in touch with our clients and are available to answer questions on everything from technical systems to climbing equipment purchases.