Vertical Voyages ®
Rock and Tree Climbing Guide Service
His passion is for helping people experience the sport of technical climbing, and he equips climbers of all levels to achieve their climbing aspirations. Read more
I've worked with several climbing coaches, guides, and instructors over the years and Jon Richard is the one that stands out the most. His demeanor while teaching is very professional, yet slightly laid-back. This makes his instruction feel like an interactive conversation as opposed to a stern lecture. He also majorly downplays his climbing abilities. I have yet to see anyone more graceful on the wall. After completing one of his courses or guided lessons, you come back a better and more confident climber.
Based in St. Louis, MO but capable of guiding around the U.S. Jon is a great guide with extensive training and experience. He is highly qualified and has received AMGA certifications to back up his work. He's also a trainer for Warrior's Way. From single-pitch to mountains to canopies, from rock to tree, from guiding to instruction--Jon can take you where you want to be, safely and professionally.
Russ Bowen II
Absolutely outstanding! Jon has taken our known climbing experience to a whole new level. Professional, experienced, patient, safety and my family was top priority. He exceeded any expectation I ever could of had for my families first outdoor climb. I will be looking forward to future trainings and adventures with him and his team.Original recommendation
Jon 100% Excellent cant say the say enough positive things about him and his serviceOriginal recommendation
Did a private canopy climb with my almost 13-year-old daughter today. Jon and Dave were great teachers! They made it interesting and fun. We covered the safety basics, learned how to install a line, practiced some knots and spent lots of time climbing. Looking forward to taking their Basic Tree Climbing Course next!Original recommendation
Vertical Voyages is an outdoor adventure company located in the Saint Louis/southern Illinois area. Jon Richard is passionate about outdoor recreation and education and offers a variety of ways to enjoy the outdoors. Jon is a certified AMGA climbing guide, as well as a tree climbing instructor. So wether you are looking to climb a rock face, repel down a cliff, or explore the upper canopy of a tree you should contact Vertical Voyages for an opportunity to experience nature from new heights.Original recommendation