Erick Kelly

Erick Kelly

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Erick grew up in the Front Range of Colorado and was first introduced to the mountains as a two year old careening down the ski slopes of the Rockies. His love for the mountains was discovered while attending college at Colorado State University where he led backcountry skiing and rock climbing trips. Erick is grateful for the skilled and passionate mentors he has had the fortune of befriending in the outdoors and he hopes to carry this on to other avid adventurists. He is ecstatic at the thought of the crisp granite and glaciated spectacles that embody the Washington Cascades, a place he now calls home. When not guiding or rock climbing you can find Erick at Crystal Mountain where he patrols or delving into new hobbies and interests such as: yoga, cooking, dancing, surfing, or laying on a beach doing absolutely nothing.

Guide For:

Denali

Significant Ascents

Mt. Rainier – Disappointment Cleaver, Kautz Ski Descent
Mt. Adams – North Ridge, Northwest Face Ski Descent
Mt. Stuart – Cascadia Couloir, Ullrich’s Ski Descent
Mt. St. Helens – Wormflows Ski Descent

Acid Baby 5.10d – Enchantments, Washington
Serenity Sons 5.10d – Yosemite Valley, California
Yellow Spur 5.10b – Eldorado Canyon, Colorado
Escape Artist 5.10a – Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
St. Vitus’ Dance 5.9 – Squamish, British Columbia
South Buttress of Pingora 5.8 – Wind River Range, Wyoming

Certifications

Wilderness First Responder / CPR
Outdoor Emergency Care
AIARE Avalanche Level II
Leave No Trace Trainer

This was an extremely well-run, well-organized expedition. Time and again we saw our guides make judgment calls which were clearly vindicated compared to other group’s decisions.

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