John Mackinnon, AMGA Certified Rock Guide

John MacKinnon

John is an AMGA Certified Rock and Ski Guide based in Leadville, CO. He migrates to Oregon each spring and summer to guide at Smith Rock State Park, Mt. Hood and many of the other peaks and crags in the Northwest. He has been climbing at Smith for over a decade and guiding there since 2008. While he has guided rock climbing in venues such as Joshua Tree, The Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Eldorado Canyon, and Vedauwoo, Smith remains John’s favorite place to teach climbers of all abilities. When John isn’t guiding for SRCS he enjoys ski touring, reading and running around the Colorado high country with his fiancée and their impulsive blue heeler. You may even find him out in the park on his days off trying to balance on crimpers and tiptoeing on the welded tuff.



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