With countless 5.12 routes to
his credit and an impressive string of first ascents
Dave Mayville is one of Southern California's strongest
and most highly respected rock climbers.
Known for his boundless energy and enthusiasm,
Dave has the ability to teach and influence his clients
like no other guide. When you climb with Dave those obstacles
that used to hold you back will miraculously disappear and
you will climb beyond your wildest expectations. With over
2000 days of guiding he knows the most unique climbs in
the park. It doesn't matter if you are a beginning climbing
or someone who wants to hit the hard classics, with Dave
as your guide you are going to have a truly unique climbing
His personality and enthusiasm leads
to fun at the crags, and his reputation for long days with
clients keep them coming back for more. Go climbing with
Dave and get stuff done. He has the confidence, focus, experience
and muscle to get up just about anything. A truly amazing,
seemingly invulnerable climber, Dave is a major influence
in the history of Joshua Tree climbing and in the lives
Here are some of Dave's hard-hitting classics. Some like it hot (5.12)1990, Scorpion (5.13), Chameleon (5.12a) first lead, Middle Age Savage (5.12b) 1992, The Edge and many more. Climb with Dave Mayville and unleash your inner power!
Susan has been a climber for 18 years
starting her climbing career in Eldorado Canyon in Colorado.
Since then she has climbed all over the world including;
Africa, Asia, Nepal, Europe, Mexico and Canada. In the United
States she has honed her skills in the Tetons, Wind River
Range, Pacific Northwest, Yosemite Valley, and Tuolumne,
the Sierras, Joshua Tree, Idyllwild, the Shawangunks and
many other climbing destinations. She is not only a proficient
rock guide but a mountaineer and ice climber.
Susan has worked for Yosemite Search
and Rescue and the American Alpine Club. She comes to climbing
full time after having a career in corporate America where
she acted as Director of Technology for GMAC and most recently
Vice President of Consulting for TIE Commerce, an Amsterdam
based software company. After a leave of absence to build
a school in Nepal she came to Joshua Tree for her annual
visit that she has done since 1987 and decided that was
where she was going to stay. She began guiding for Uprising
Adventure Guides, Inc and bought the company in the spring
Susan is an AMGA
Certified Top Rope Site Manager and has spent the
majority of her life teaching people how to climb. Come
spend a day with a corporate gone climber and hear how you
can break free from the rat race as well!
Among the many roles Theresa has filled as
a professional outdoor educator, her contributions to guiding
and technical instruction are outstanding. Since 1989 Theresa
has taught many adventuring enthusiasts good judgment skills,
the art of risk management and having fun. Her experience
has come from working with youth, adults, and womens groups
at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Pacific
Crest Outward Bound School (PCOBS) and Yosemite Mountaineering
School. Theresa has accumulated over 75 weeks of wilderness
John started climbing in 1984 during college in Colorado. Since then he has cragged and alpine rock climbed, iced climbed and mountain climbed extensively in North and South America completing over 100 hard traditional rock climbing and mountaineering first ascents in Colorado, Nevada, California and Peru. John learned about climbing while long distance hiking as an Eagle Scout at the Boy Scout’s Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico and in 2006 retired from the international gold mining industry to be a full time rock climbing guide with his wife Diana (see below) in Joshua Tree. John is a certified Single Pitch Instructor and has completed the Rock Instructor's courses. John also serves on Joshua Tree's Search and Rescue team and is EMT certified.
Her outdoor enthusiasm began as early as 4yrs. old when she went on her first backpack trip with her father in the sierras. As a teenager Diana fell in love with rockclimbing through her experiences with the rock climbing section of the sierra club. Since then rockclimbing has become a life long passion. With over 25yrs. of climbing experience Diana has had the opportunity to climb all over the western United States. After raising their daughter Diana and her husband John (see above) are retired in Joshua Tree and can be found guiding or rockclimbing full time.
Diana is an AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor and has completed the AMGA Rock Instructor Course.