Meet Guide Gary Newmeyer
September 15, 2021 | Posted in: JHMG
If you have been fortunate enough to climb with Gary Newmeyer, you know what a capable climber and guide he is, you also know that he is one of the more fun human beings to spend the day with.
Gary started climbing in 2010 when he lived in Anacortes, WA while stationed there in the Navy. After his enlistment in the Navy, Gary moved to Durango, CO for sunny weather and to pursue his newfound love for rock climbing. This is also where he met another JHMG guide Nik Mirhashemi. Nik and Gary started climbing together exclusively. Gary became interested in guiding and became an AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor in 2013 and thus kicked off his guiding career.
Gary started guiding in Durango, and continued to progress as a mountain guide with training through the AMGA. He is now an AMGA certified Rock Guide with years of experience in Red Rock. He has traveled all around the west, and is in love with the sandstone climbing in Red Rock. He has onsighted 5.12, established new routes, and shared his knowledge of climbing and the area for the last 3 years. Gary enjoys teaching all types of classes and guided objectives. He will be teaching an Intro to Outdoor course on October 23rd and
24th. He enjoys group trips for the wide range of personalities, camaraderie, and an opportunity to
pass on his deep knowledge of Red Rock Canyon.