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Jim Ablao

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Guide Bio

Jim Ablao, AMGA Certified Guide and Instructor, has been climbing for over 30 years and guiding for over 25 years throughout the western US. He is the owner and lead guide for Chockstone Climbing Guides at Smith Rock Oregon. Summers he is primarily guiding at Smith Rock Oregon. In the fall and spring he guides in other great climbing areas such as Red Rocks, Joshua Tree, Leavenworth and Moab.
Join Jim and all of the other guides from Chockstone Climbing Guides for customized, professional guiding and instruction. Offering various climbing clinics, camps, classic climbs, Lead and multi-pitch outings to gain or sharpen your climbing skills!

Chockstone Climbing Guides

First Ascent Climbing Services was started in 1993 by Carol Simpson. Jim Ablao started guiding for First Ascent in 1999. As managing guide he helped First Ascent grow to be the largest and most successful rock climbing guide service at Smith Rock State Park. It was a natural step for Jim Ablao to take ownership of the company in the spring of 2009. First Ascent has been an AMGA accredited guide service since 1999. The AMGA accreditation assures that First Ascent has successfully passed the scrutiny and assessment of quality standards in the rock climbing guide industry.

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