We are stoked to announce that our friends at Sterling Rope are sending Marcus Garcia our way this year for Ice Fest!  An accomplished climber and instructor, Marcus owns Durango Rock Lounge, where he dedicates most of his waking hours to teaching the next generation of climbers.

Check out this Rock and Ice Article about Marcus: The Art of the First Ascent.

“Marcus Garcia might be the best climber you’ve never heard of.” — Rock and Ice Magazine, issue 238. Marcus, 44 years old from Durango, Colorado, is an all-around climber, and has established over 200+ new routes, including everything from traditional, alpine, sport, and mixed climbing to big walls and desert towers. However, his biggest accomplishment and legacy is not how hard he can push himself, but what he passes on to the next generation of climbers as a coach and mentor. As lead coach for youth Team USA Ice Climbing, Marcus is helping develop the next generation of Olympic Caliber athletes.