Whether your goal is to try rock climbing for the very first time, get outside with a group of friends, have an exciting day exploring a new area, or to learn mental techniques to push yourself while on lead - our guides will make sure to cater your climbing day to meet your goals.
FULL DAY RATES (4-8 HOURS)
HALF DAY RATES (4 HOURS)
The above pricing is for one guide. Our maximum climber to guide ratio is 6:1. If your group is larger than 6, or you wish to have more than one guide for your group, we will add a guide at $180 for a half day and $200 for a full day.
After years of climbing all over the United States and Patagonia, Lizzy started She Moves Mountains as a means to confront the lack of female presence in the climbing and professional guiding world.
Genevive grew up 30 minutes from the Gunks but spent most of her life unaware of the climbing destination in her backyard. In college, a friend took her night climbing there, and her world was forever changed.
Maiza grew up in the Brazilian Amazon before coming to the US as a teenager, and since finding climbing she’s charged quickly through the grades and onto the cover of Climbing magazine. When she’s not busy crushing routes, she’s often hard at work developing new ones near her home in Montana.
When Brie taught herself to climb in her early 20’s, she fell in love with the serenity and focus of climbing. That led her to explore other vertical realms like mountaineering, ice climbing, caving, and canyoneering. She always dreamed of guiding people into the mountains but lacked the community and confidence to see herself as worthy of being a guide; she put that dream aside for twenty years. Brie came out about her gender identity three years ago, and that was the catalyst that reignited her desire to be a climbing instructor.
Diem (Zim) is passionate about rock climbing and the outdoors. She first started climbing while working in Yosemite National Park as an environmental educator and backpacking guide. She fell in love with the beautiful places and the community that come hand in hand with climbing.
With a resume that boasts over a dozen years of climbing Katie has more experience than anyone else on the team. Katie can be found casually jogging twenty plus miles, free soloing up Castle Rock, climbing 5.12 cracks, or cuddling her dog Morrison.
Cathy is a first-generation Chinese American from the San Francisco Bay Area of California. She discovered climbing in college, at the same time that she discovered the joys of camping, backpacking, and all things outdoors. Fueled by insatiable stoke, she sought out mentorship wherever she could find it.
Amber’s life is driven by her curiosity. As a young person, Amber was curious about Central Asia, geopolitics, and foreign language. She traveled the world and made home in Turkey and Tajikistan. In 2016, Amber began her career as a professional climbing instructor. Amber is dedicated to community building, honest communication, and interactive learning. She looks forward to playing outside with you!
Nichole was introduced to climbing at a young age, following her dad up granite trad routes. This is still her favorite style of climbing, especially when alpine peaks are involved! Originally from New Hampshire, Nichole migrated west to work as a backpacking guide in Yosemite. There she honed her granite crack climbing skills, ticking routes all over the Valley and surrounding high country.
Growing up an hour and a half from the Red River Gorge, Holly had always been captivated by climbers and climbing culture. When she went to college, she knew it had to be somewhere that would enable her to meet friends and learn all of the outdoor activities. Living in Boulder, she fell hard into climbing and pursued it as a means to access more routes in the alpine.
Sarah is a quiet crusher who excels at everything she attempts. A thoughtful individual, she likes to start the day with climbers asking for their intention and works with them to not simply get to the top of a climb but to learn and grow as individuals.
Having grown up exploring the snowy peaks surrounding Seattle, Kara is most at home in the outdoors. She began her instructing career teaching skiing, kiteboarding and environmental education. While in graduate school, she rediscovered rock climbing and hasn’t looked back. Exploring the mountains via rock and snow has opened up a whole new world of adventure and community that she hopes to share.
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Genevive grew up 30 minutes from the Gunks but spent most of her life unaware of the climbing destination in her backyard. In college, a friend took her night climbing there, and her world was forever changed. She progressed quickly, cutting her teeth on the area’s heady trad leads. After moving to Rumney, New Hampshire, Genevive started pushing her limits with sport climbing and climbing began to take over life. After driving out to Joshua Tree, Genevive soon found life on the road irresistible. From that moment, Genevive realized she had an opportunity to experience life differently from conventional norms.
Besides traveling through the states, Genevive has spent a great deal of time in Southeast Asia, Mexico, and Cuba experiencing different cultures and styles of climbing. After so much time climbing drippy limestone tufas, she discovered her passion for steep, thuggy sport routes. She made a brief attempt to settle down in Denver, CO, where she met her fiance. Instead, he joined her on the road in a Promaster cargo van.
Climbing helps Genevive cope with her own insecurities and anxieties by being in the moment, though once she’s off the wall everything tends to flood back. Climbing has helped her see and feel those moments of calm and quietness which helps her realize that she’s capable of being in control. Climbing also helps her control many unhealthy habits, both physical and mental. Instead of focusing on the number on a scale she pays more attention to how her body feels. She loves being able to push her body and mind through a projecting phase, because she goes from thinking there’s no way she’ll be able to do a route to actually doing it, which she finds fascinating.
In the fall of 2018, Genevive was proud to take part in the first all female cohort for the AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course, and she now guides retreats and teaches clinics around the country. Her mission is to increase equity and access for underrepresented groups within outdoor spaces. She has mostly been working in women-centered environments but would like to focus more on BIPOC spaces moving forward. Genevive knows how important mentorship is when learning new things, and she has seen a huge lack of BIPOC mentors. She wants to encourage more BIPOC climbers to learn the skills needed to safely enjoy the outdoors so they can become mentors in their own communities.
Contact Genevive to arrange a day of private guiding for up to 6 people.
Originally from Brazil, Maiza started her climbing journey when she moved to Washington and started exploring alpine climbing in the Cascades. After a couple years of walking uphill, she realized how much fun she had sport climbing. Now she loves climbing steep routes and has even developed a few of her own at her home crag in Great Falls, Montana. She’s excited to develop more routes, empower other women to learn about bolting, and help with rebolting efforts at her local climbing areas.
Maiza recently discovered how much she enjoys guiding. She loves bringing the stoke, making people laugh, and sharing her expertise with climbers. More often than not, she has the opportunity to learn from her clients as well. She guides in single pitch terrain, and she thrives when coaching folks through steep routes or technical face climbs. As a guide, she’s also motivated to help women gain more confidence to be themselves in the outdoors.
Contact Maiza to arrange a day of private guiding for up to 6 people.
Climbing first caught Katie’s attention as an awkward teenage tomboy and over the last 17 or so years has evolved into her greatest passion. Katie began guiding with She Moves Mountains in spring of 2018 and couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this company. Her favorite clinics to teach are Leading Trad, Crack Technique and, of course the Yoga and Climbing Retreats! She is also available for private multi-pitch guiding and instruction as well as self-rescue skills!
Whether you’re a beginner, looking to experience outdoor climbing for the first time, someone looking to hone specific skills with the support of a guide, or a visiting climber in need of a stoked and attentive belayer, Katie will cultivate the day out to fit your needs. Her specialties include crack technique, traditional climbing, self-rescue and multi-pitch skills.
Each day of private guiding comes with exciting scientific conversation regarding the local geology... free of charge! Katie is also a certified yoga instructor, ask her about including climbing specific yoga to our guiding day.
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Contact Katie to arrange a day of private guiding for up to 6 people.
Amber’s life is driven by her curiosity. As a young person, Amber was curious about Central Asia, geopolitics, and foreign language. She traveled the world and made home in Turkey and Tajikistan.
As an undergrad, Amber found a new curiosity: climbing and outdoor education! Since then, she has avidly climbed rock and alpine routes throughout the Western United States. Before graduating, Amber wrote her Honor’s College Thesis on what she calls ‘Feminist Outdoor Leadership:’ a guide to facilitation strategies for inclusion and participant empowerment in outdoor adventure.
In 2016, Amber began her career as a professional climbing instructor. You can find her guiding alpine and mountaineering objectives in Washington’s North Cascades from May through September and crack climbs in Southern Utah during the spring and fall. In the wintertime she enthusiastically teaches avalanche education courses for AIARE. Amber is dedicated to community building, honest communication, and interactive learning. She looks forward to playing outside with you!
Washington State destinations: May-September
Contact Amber to arrange a day of private guiding for up to 6 people.
Could you give up? If you do you'll be wishing you hadn't, if you don't you have to actually try. But you can't just hang there forever. This is where you need more than a belay, more than a guide, more than an instructor. You need an ally that will encourage you to work through those dark head spaces and push yourself to the top.
Sarah's approach to guiding will enable you to figure out your mental weaknesses in climbing and work through them step by step at your own pace. Sarah seeks to intertwine her knowledge of human psychology with the art of climbing to break down the barriers that hold us from our true potential both on the rock and in life.
Sarah is constantly creating lists of her goals and objectives and taking them down. She has been on a 5.12 sport climbing spree in all of the Western states from Wyoming to Nevada and is currently following her new love for 5.10 trad/multipitch. She believes that our head has a tendency to disconnect itself from the body under feelings of anxiety and oppression, and that climbing can be an incredible tool for learning how to reconnect the head and body.
So, what's holding you back?
Sarah is an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, working on her Rock Guide certification, and is attending grad school to become a fully licensed Mental Health Counselor and Adventure-based Therapist. Sarah holds a degree in Sociology from the Evergreen State College and is a certified Body Positivity facilitator.
Contact Sarah to arrange a day of private guiding for up to 6 people.
It all began with climbing kitchen counters and trees as a kid. In attempts to keep her on the ground, Kara’s parents buckled her into ski boots but couldn’t keep her off the jumps (They have since adapted a more hands-off parenting style). After college, Kara bounced around the world, taught kiteboarding in Hawaii, skiing in Colorado and environmental education in Hood River. Eventually making her way to Portland, she rediscovered climbing and the amazing community that she loves being a part of.
Kara has directed her focus towards being a climbing guide and environmental advocate. She also loves working with young adults and is a climbing instructor/coach at Planet Granite and volunteer guide with the Post 58, a Portland non-profit. Her side projects include a clean crag initiative and studying environmental sustainability at Portland State University.
As a mentee with She Moves Mountains, she felt immediately at home. Growing up, it was her goal to ski and play harder than all of the boys but over the years, she found embracing being a girl didn’t keep her from crushing. Kara values the comradery and freedom that comes from climbing with other ladies. Facilitating an experience in which women feel they can be their full selves is something she never knew was a possibility until she found She Moves Mountains.
Kara rediscovered climbing during a particularly challenging and pivotal time in her life; leaving the career she had always thought was right for her. She believes that climbing can act as a sense of therapy like nothing else. Climbing teaches us to have humility, develop focus and communication with our partners. It gives us a perspective of the outdoors we wouldn’t normally have and a connection to the mountains we climb. Most importantly, it is so much FUN!
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Availability: Kara is available to guide year round at Smith Rock State Park..
Contact Kara to arrange a day of private guiding for up to 6 people.
Diem (Zim) is passionate about rock climbing and the outdoors. She first started climbing while working in Yosemite National Park as an environmental educator and backpacking guide. With the backdrop of the El Cap and Half Dome, climbing pretty quickly became an inseparable part of her life. She fell in love with the beautiful places and the community that come hand in hand with climbing.
When she’s not working as a rock climbing guide and climbing store manager, you can find her adventuring in Squamish and all over Washington. There’s nothing she loves more than spending a beautiful day out on the rock followed by good friends & good food. Originally from California, she’s always chasing sunshine. She absolutely loves crack climbing and sharing the joy of climbing with others!
With a breadth of experience in education and climbing, her focus on providing quality instruction and fostering a positive learning environment will make for an awesome day out!
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Availability: Diem is based in Seattle,WA and is available with advanced notice.
Contact Diem to arrange a day of private guiding for up to 6 people.