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Advanced Rockcraft LLC offers unparalleled guidance and instruction of patrons through mountainous terrain, particularly technical rock and ice climbing. Advanced Rockcraft also coaches climbers in developing their technical, physical and mental prowess on the cliffs.
Climbing is inherently risky. Expert-level instruction is crucial whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned climber looking to take your climbing to the next level. Fortunately, you're in the right place: Dustin Portzline is your guide, and he shares insights gained during thousands of days on a rope. Together, you'll form a team to assess and manage risk while you receive real-time feedback and tips for improving your movement and technical skills from an accomplished climber.
Offerings range from introductions to outdoor climbing, to multi-day outings, to prolonged apprenticeships. Every day is custom tailored to meet your goals.
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Advanced Rockcraft LLC exists to deliver fun, confidence and competence to all climbers. Located 85 miles north of New York City and based in the world-famous "Gunks" climbing area, Advanced Rockcraft is well situated to serve the greater New York area with exceptional outdoor climbing guidance and instruction.
Your guide: dustin portzline
When you hire Dustin, you receive the full attention and care of an experienced guide in his prime. Dustin has been guiding professionally for ten years. He is certified, licensed, insured and permitted.
Dustin has been living and guiding in the Gunks since 2010. Born in Chicago and raised in central Pennsylvania, he discovered climbing in his teens and has never looked back. Years of technical training, immersion in the climbing lifestyle and varied natural landscapes has given Dustin an intimate understanding of the challenges and rewards inherent in climbing. He lives in Gardiner with his wife Amelia and their talus hound Chloe.