About the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA)
For over 30 years, the AMGA has been the leading national
training organization for rock, alpine and ski mountaineering guides and
instructors. Their primary goal is to raise the technical and professional
standards of climbing instruction in the United States to a world class level.
The AMGA seeks high standards of professionalism in the rock
climbing guide industry, and offers training courses and exams designed to
certify rock climbing instructors and rock climbing guides to internationally
Vertical Adventures Rock Climbing School Director Bob Gaines
is an AMGA Certified Rock Instructor (since 1995) and is an AMGA Single Pitch
Instructor Program Provider. Bob teaches the AMGA SPI Course at Joshua Tree
National Park and is also an examiner for the AMGA SPI Assessment.
AMGA Certified Rock Instructor
Guided Rock Climbing ·
Private Group Instruction ·
Meet Our Guides
63624 Rapallo Road
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Office: 800.514.8785 Mobile/Text:949.322.6108
Bob Gaines, Director | Email: BGvertical@aol.com
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