Lead Climbing Instructors teach fundamental rock climbing skills to myriad groups of friends, families and organizations. They also teach aspiring climbers technical skills in our Climbing Anchors, Lead Climbing and custom technical courses.


• Deftly facilitates learning, emotional & social goals
• Successful communicator – listens & speaks well
• Builds trust and rapport easily with people of all ages/backgrounds
• Capable, experienced climber
• Competent & confident technical skills
• Interested, if not skilled, in administrative and marketing tasks
• Knows terrain well (or is willing to learn)
• Sees climbing/outdoor instruction as a profession/career path


• Leads rock climbing trips of up to 4 people independently.
• Leads larger climbing trips with the help of one or more assistants.
• Communicates with clients via email and/or phone before trips to set the stage for success.
• Discusses, learns and develops clients goals.
• Creatively visions a tailored daily agenda for each client and continuously revises and adapts
• Chooses terrain appropriate to client/trip/course goals and adapts as necessary
• Manages risk with vision and poise.
• Actively reaches out to community members to build good will amongst the climbing community and beyond.
• Mentors assistants and apprentice instructors toward healthy skills, pedagogy and character development.
• Expands terrain knowledge and improves technical and movement skills in personal time.
• Maintains personal and company equipment.

Tagged as: Climbing Skills, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


• AMGA Single Pitch Instructor (or greater)
•Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
• At least one year commercial guiding experience

About Devils Lake Climbing Guides

Rock climbing guide service operating out of Devil's Lake State Park in Baraboo, WI. We are an education-based guiding company empowering folks to take the next step in rock climbing and other outdoor adventures.

Application Instructions

Please apply online here: https://www.devilslakeclimbingguides.com/employment/application