- Faces of Truth by Lisa Fugard, The
New York Times - February 28, 1999
- Sheer Fear by Lynn M. Bremner, DesertUSA.com
- December 1997
- "Pat's emphasis on safety helped make us comfortable with the challenging
climbs. He was friendly, professional, and always willing to share information
and personal experiences that heightened our enjoyment of the weekend..
We will certainly pass along rave reviews and recommendations to our
friends and family who might want to visit Joshua Tree in the future"
Dane Morita and Bonnie Leshuk
- "...Sunday was another great day climbing with Steve. For someone
with his climbing resume-he was down to earth, patient and fun to hang
with. It was a pleasure and honor to climb with him."
- "As a teacher, I appreciate those who can combine patience and support
with challenge and encouragement. Don and Steve walked us through a
weekend that moved us up in ability. Never were the tasks too overwhelming
although they were always challenging. I never felt my safety being
compromised and respect was given to everyone in our group, regardless
of skill level. What was so important was the opportunity to build confidence
and your instructors were mindful to guide the steps along the way."
- "...Don's desire that everyone learn and enjoy themselves, his patient
and friendly manner, the ease with which he distilled complex technical
information into understandable concepts, and his vigilant concern over
the safety of his students quickly earned him the trust and respect
of all members of the class."
Los Angeles, CA
- "Hey Mark, just wanted to thank you for helping me get signed up
for the leading skills class at the last minute. Don was fantastic,
Caren was super, the weather was perfect- you saved my vacation! So
thank you, thank you, thank you- I hope to be back!"
- "...My friend and I just finished our weekend beginners course
at Joshua Tree with your instructor Brandt. Iwould imagine anyone
who has done this has to have told you how great of a time it was,
and certainly I am no different. I would like to tell you how great
we think Brandt is. He really made the experience first rate. He has
A great ability to teach. We were amazed at the end of two days how
far we had advanced in something we didn't know much about. See you
in the intermediate class."
Dove Canyon, Ca
"Just want to give you some great feedback on our guide Frazier!
Frazier is a wonderful teacher. He is very courteous, prompt, and
clear on his instructions. He is very nice to us and everyone else
we interacted with. He worked hard to make sure we had a productive
and enjoyable 2-day seminar.
Los Angeles, Ca.
Joshua Tree Rock Climbing School
HCR Box 3034, Joshua Tree
phone number: (760) 366-4745 or (800) 890-4745
e-mail address: click here