Akio Joy

Akio Joy

Guide: Washington

Aki is a guide based out of Bozeman, MT. He majored in Mathematics Education at Montana State University and holds a teaching certification in the state of Montana, although he rarely teaches in a classroom. Aki splits his time guiding in the Western US, from the coast to the Rockies. He was recently brought back into his university as an instructor for a new climbing course. He is rooted in his local climbing and skiing community, helping out with local events and climbing every day. His passions are education and climbing, both of which he loves sharing.

Significant Ascents

The Nose in a Day, El Capitan, Yosemite 5.10 C1 1000m
The Shield, El Capitan, Yosemite 5.10 A3+ 1000m
Original Route, Rainbow Wall, Red Rock, NV 5.12- 400m (on-sight)
Come and Get It, Hyalite Canyon 5.11 WI6 50m
Moment’s Notice, Beartooth Mountains WI5+ 300m (First Ascent)
Kingpin, Beartooth Mountains 5.13a 300m (First Ascent)
Chiaro di Luna, Patagonia, 5.10d 900m
Bienvedidos a mi Insomnia, Cochamo, 5.11- 1000m

Certifications

Wilderness First Responder/ CPR
Avy 1 and Rescue Certifications
Certified AMGA Rock Guide
AMGA aspiring Alpine Guide
BS in Mathematics Education from Montana State University

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