Dude Ranch Rock Climbing Instructor

This is a part time position, usually done by a Kangaroo or Wrangler. Responsibilities will include:

1. Lead single pitch top roping program for both small and larger groups.

2. Maintain inventory. Care for and/or replace equipment as needed.

3.  Maintain safety and equipment logs.

4. Teach other staff skills needed to assist.

5. Provide guests with all of the “guest relations” functions listed in the Wrangler job description below, including the roles of safety officer, teacher, coach, entertainer.

6.  Plan future activities. Rock Climbing Instructors must be AMGA certified (or equivalent). If you are a climber but not currently certified climbing instructor, it may be possible to obtain certification before the summer season if you have:

  • Completed at least 20 documented indoor and/or outdoor climbing outings (12 months of climbing experience preferred)
  • Current first aid and CPR certifications.
  • Be able to climb at 5.8 level on top rope, lead 5.7 climbs on artificial walls
  • Demonstrate your ability to take controlled falls on rope and while bouldering.
  • Preferred) be an active lead climber, and have led trad climbs on at least 15 graded rock climbing routes

The Rock Climbing Instructor position will be part time, split with either housekeeping or wrangling positions or other positions.

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What Makes Us Different?

Size – We are a Small Dude Ranch
No name tags. No crowds. No lines.

Relaxed & Flexible
Take off your watch. You won’t need it. We keep riding groups small so we are able to be very flexible in our riding program and activities.

Adventure Vacation
In addition to horseback riding we offer Rafting, Rock Climbing, Shooting, Hiking, Mountain Biking and much more!

We Love to Teach
We believe that riding should be fun, should be safe, and that learning never ends.

Not a Nose-to-Tail Program
Our wranglers will never tell you to “get in line.” We don’t believe in lines!

Concern for Your Safety
We follow the standards of the American Association of Horsemanship Safety,and our wranglers are Safety Certified by the Dude Ranchers Association.

Concern for the Environment
We live the “No Trace” Ethic, which means that we do our best to leave a very small foot-print in our National Forest.

Pet Friendly
We are the only pet friendly dude ranch that we know! Your dog, if he/she is well mannered around children and other animals, is welcome!

Family Orientation
We enjoy sharing our lifestyle with people, especially families. We enjoy helping families play together.

Come Visit Us
This is our home, we live here and we’re open year-round.
You are very welcome to come visit us just give us a call!

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