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Seth, the owner of Mojave Guides, has been a Joshua Tree resident since the Fall of 2003 to remain close to the National Park and its exceptional rock climbing.

His climbing career began about 12 years ago while living in Jackson Hole, WY. Obsessed from the beginning, he started to develop his skill set and gain experience the way good climbers do, by rock climbing!

By 2008 he had visited most of the famous climbing areas of the US and earned his first professional certification with the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA). Seth began his guiding career the same year, as a Trip Leader for Indiana Universities' Outdoor Adventures.

In 2010 he received an outdoor recreation and natural resource management degree from I.U. with a focus on rock climbing (yes, you can get a university degree for rock climbing!).

In 2013, following an intensive training period and subsequent 6-day exam, he was awarded the AMGA Rock Instructor Certification. This certification allows him to guide pretty much anything you want to climb in the park!

Today, Seth has worked with thousands of clients, from 5-year-olds to 75-year-olds through 10 different organizations based in 7 states.

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October, 2023

Solo female climber here and had a great time out on the rocks with Seth as my guide. Appreciated his flexibility, laid-back (but still risk averse) style. I suspect he's able to adapt to all climber types and personalities. I can't wait to make it back (hopefully with a group of friends) as I know my next guided experience with Seth will be just as amazing!

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Charles Wanless


June, 2021

Seth was amazing!! We will definitely be hiring him again in the future when we return to the rocks - I cannot speak more highly of him and his business! Will recommend to all.

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Dawn Sanderson


March, 2021

Nate was a fantastic guide for our full day of rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park. He was patient and encouraged us to step outside our comfort zones. What an amazing experience. I recommend the full day if you can..it was totally worth it!

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