Has been climbing
since 1989, started guiding in 1996, and is certified by the AMGA as a Rock
Instructor.. He also has climbed on routes rated up to 5.13 and
has been featured in Climbing Magazine and Rock Climbing Lake
Tahoe Guide Book. As a contributing member of the community,
Petch has volunteered his time with various organizations
such as American Safe Climbing Association, The Access Fund,
and the US Forest Service to reduce impact and increase safety
in the Lover's Leap Area. He has established over 50 first
ascents, 30 of with are at Lover's Leap in traditional style.
The head of our
women’s clinic, Heidi is certified AMGA Top-rope instuctor.
Climbing since 1993, started guiding in 2003, and received
her AMGA cert. in 2004.