Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Devin has climbed extensively in the Cascades for nearly thirty years and guided for more than ten. His adventures as a rock climber, alpinist and ski mountaineer have taken him to Alaska, the California Sierras, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and British Columbia. Devin is an adventurous spirit and enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for climbing with others.
Take 5 with the Guide
If you could only take one album on an expedition?
Close to the Edge – Yes
Most beloved book?
The Silmarillion – J.R.R. Tolkien
Dream climbing partner for your dream climb?
Stephen Williams for the Steck-Salathé in Yosemite
Most people don’t know that…
I have a degree in Electronic Music from Berklee College of Music
One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers?
If you don’t live near the mountains, move!
Denali (2) via the West Buttress
Mt. Rainier (75+) via the Ingraham Direct, Disappointment Cleaver, Kautz, and Emmons Glacier
Mt. Hood (1) via South Side
Mt. Baker (30+ ) via the Easton, Coleman/Deming and North Ridge
Mt. Shuksan (5+) via the Sulphide Glacier and Fisher Chimneys/SE Ridge
Eldorado (1) via East Ridge
Sahale Peak (2) via Sahale Arm and Quien Sabe Glacier
Mt. Olympus (2) via Blue Glacier
Glacier Peak (2) via Suiattle Glacier
Mount Stuart (2) via Full North Ridge IV 5.9+ and West Ridge III 5.6
Dragontail Peak (4) via Backbone Ridge IV 5.9 & Serpentine Arete III 5.8
Forbidden Peak via the West Ridge III 5.6
South Early Winters Spire via the Direct East Buttress III 5.10 C1
Liberty Bell via Liberty Crack V 5.10 C2
El Capitan via the East Buttress III 5.10b/c
Epinephrine IV 5.9, Red Rock Canyon, Nevada
Wilderness First Responder / CPR
AIARE Avalanche Level 2
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Certified
AMGA Rock Instructor Course
Leave No Trace Trainer