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(He/Him)

Patrick Dunn

Programs and Creative Director
& Lead Guide

CERTIFICATIONS:  AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide, Wilderness First Responder

HOMETOWN:  Manahawkin, NJ

CURRENT LOCATION: Bend, OR

FAVORITE CLIMBING LOCATION: City of Rocks, Idaho

FAVORITE CLIMBING STYLE: Multi pitch tradf

FAVORITE TOPIC TO TEACH: Anchors and multi pitch systems/efficiency

WHY DO YOU CLIMB?: "Climbing helps me be present and focused. It’s never been about big goals but about being in the moment, in a beautiful place, with beautiful people and pushing my boundaries around fear and physical ability."

WHAT'S YOUR GO-TO CRAG SNACK: Almond Butter Filled Pretzels and Guayaki Yerba Mate

Biography

Haling from the infamous beaches of the Jersey Shore, Patrick moved to the west coast in search of adventure and queer community. After struggling to find the queer outdoor community he hoped for, he started OUT in the Wild to create a space for LGBTQ+ folks to connect with each other in the outdoors and learn new skills. Patrick has been climbing since he was 18 years old and started guiding in 2019. Through guiding he loves to share his passion for climbing and the outdoors. In his spare time, he is also an artist and amateur chef!