About The Rock Climbing Guide

The Nose, El Capitan, Yosemite California

Please allow me to introduce myself, I am Dean Olin, The Rock Climbing Guide.  I have a passion for rock climbing in the great outdoors and desire to share my 29 years of experience with you through private or group trips.  My enthusiasm for climbing has led me to multiple locations within Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, California, Canada and Wadi Rum, Jordan with each location offering rich diversity in rock types and required techniques.   I introduced my girlfriend to rappelling, and on her first rappel her hair was caught in the rappelling device – I admit that I gave her little instruction at that time..but the good news is that “girl” and I just celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary in December.  As the father of 4, I enjoy guiding families and youth on their first climbing experience. Additionally I offer courses that assist experienced climbers in refining their skills as well, such as – Learning to Lead (Traditional) Climb and Recreational Climbing Self Rescue.