NCMG Owners Jeff Ward and Larry Goldie are instructors and examiners for the American Mountain Guides Association guide training and certification programs. Jeff is one of the lead instructors for the AMGA and also serves on the AMGA’s Technical Committee. Larry is an AMGA instructor and examiner that also teaches Level 3 and Instructor training courses for AIARE.
The Southwest Rib of South Early Winter Spire (SEWS) is one of the best 5.8 routes in the state. It contains a variety of climbing from chimneys to slabs and everything in between. It is one of our favorite climbs at Washington Pass and many guests come back to climb this route year after year.