This summer, the education team at the Denver chapter will be offering affordable education programming on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. We’ve recruited local AMGA certified Rock Guides and Assistant Rock Guides to teach cutting edge best practices to climbers of all abilities. You can follow the schedule through our Facebook, tune in to highlights and tech-tips through Instagram, or better yet join us! There are limited spaces in each clinic, so sign up soon to reserve your place. Clinics are $20 for current AAC members and $40 for non-members.
Meet Your Chapter Leaders
Nate Allen -
Nate discovered climbing while attending college in the Southeast. The hobby quickly became an obsession and soon his entire life was packed into a westbound Honda Civic. Nate met Casey, his much better half, through climbing connections while living in Fort Collins and the two have become a lean, mean adventure machine. From bouldering to mixed climbing, deserts to high alpine, Nate enjoys all of climbing’s disciplines and loves the amazing places we get to play in.
Casey Allen -
Casey first learned to appreciate how an outdoor experience was enhanced by the beauty of the place growing up in the desert of Arizona. When it came time to head to college, the opportunity to move to Colorado and explore a new place was an easy choice. There she learned to climb in a Fort Collin’s gym and met Nate, who has become both her mentor and lifetime partner in adventure. She’s been a dirtbag climber and a weekend warrior, and she’s always looking to expand her repertoire of hobbies and push her boundaries.
Colin Holt -
Collin is originally from Dallas, Texas and has been climbing in Colorado for the last 10 years. He started climbing in the mountains of Colorado in 1994 with a summit of the Wetterhorn with his father. While at Texas Tech University he started guiding climbing and kayaking trips at the student run Outdoor Pursuits Center. Upon graduation he moved to Colorado in 2007 to raft guide on the Arkansas River and work winter jobs in places like Winter Park and Breckenridge. When not climbing Collin can be found ski mountaineering, mountain biking, rafting, and fly fishing with his wife Maegan.