Tony is a professional rock-climbing guide. He has been guiding and climbing for the past 29 years. Climbing extensively throughout the United States, Mexico, France and Germany. Tony has made multiple one-day ascents of El Capitan and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Notably, Tony has climbed El Capitan's Nose route in a day (several times) leading every pitch!
Tony has extensive knowledge of the climbing areas in Oklahoma and has written three guidebooks for the state which cover the Wichita Mountains and Quartz Mountain.
Tony has served in the United States Marine Corps, completed the AMGA Rock Instructor Course and taken the WFR (Wilderness First Responder) training.
Guide For a Day has been guiding since 1993. We believe in a low impact approach to climbing and interacting with nature in a positive way. Our approach is simple... we guide one person for the day, no groups . The outdoor experience should not feel like a gym. A one-on-one approach is in our opinion what a guide/client relationship should be, this allows for a much greater learning experience. You will end your climbing day with the confidence that you are on your way to building a solid foundation, an essential step in the vertical world of rock climbing.
See you on the rock!
"Climbing here saved my life from the confines of the materialistic illusion that we're taught as children in school...
The way I see it, there are two worlds:
There's the world where nothing is sacred except money, and the other world where everything is sacred".
~Ron Kauk (Yosemite legend)