Elaina Arenz

Location Red Rock,NV

Role Guide

Years Guiding 22

About Elaina Arenz

Elaina is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide and has pursued climbing as a career for over 20 years. She is an AMGA SPI Course Provider and a Warrior’s Way Trainer, a method of approaching climbing which helps one to stay focused to overcome fear of falling and improve commitment in climbing.
In 2014 was elected to the Board of Directors of the Access Fund and has supported their efforts for the last 16 years as an Athlete Ambassador. In 2001 she was awarded the Sharp End Award by The Access Fund for her outstanding contribution to climbers’ advocacy. She also manages the athlete clinics for the American Alpine Club’s Craggin’ Classic at the New River Gorge, WV.
Arenz has appeared in the Women of Climbing Calendar in 2001 and 2003, and is also featured in photographer Chris Noble’s new book called Women Who Dare: North America’s Most Inspiring Women Climbers. She is a climbing ambassador for La Sportiva and BlueWater Ropes.


  • - AMGA Rock Guide
  • - Warrior Way Trainer
  • - Wilderness First Responder
  • - CPR


  • Absolutely awesome experience! Erica [Engle] and Elaina [Arenz] are top notch guides…extremely knowledgeable and professional. I learned a great deal from them while they tested my abilities. I am already planning my next trip.

    — Diane Mielcarz
  • Whenever you are in Las Vegas and got a day without any arrangements go arrange for a day in Red Rocks with JHMG’s. I have done this twice during business trips and it has been a great experience every time. Competent guides have made these my best days in Las Vegas.

    — Mads Boegvad Knudsen
  • We love JHMG – we have climbed with them twice already. We could not have done this without our wonderful guides who helped us with the reservations and logistics. On both occasions, we had a unique, both challenging and fun experience. More importantly, it was very safe. So worth it!

    — Iryna Hlushakova
  • JHMG is awesome.  Their guides are knowledgeable and professional that make your climbing experience memorable and safe.

    — Pablo Lima
  • I was out on Las Vegas and wanted to do a multi-pitch climb that was just outside of my leading abilities, one where I could second the whole route. Once the route was select, I meet my guide at the climbing shop and we headed out. The  selected climb was perfect, just outside my abilities as I wanted, but not too difficult to shut me down. During the whole time the JHMG Guide was polite, encouraging, and made me feel safe the whole time. This climb was memorable and I can’t wait to return next fall and lead it myself. I really liked how I was treated more as a climber than just a business arrangement. The guide seemed to really enjoy being outside and climbing with me.

    — John Farrell
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