Andy Funaro

We met Andy when he first arrived in Joshua Tree in 2010 and were immediately drawn to his delight and enthusiasm for all things climbing related. Many of you will recognize him from his years of working at the local climbing gear store, Nomad Ventures, where he was by far one of the most helpful and knowledgeable of the team. He is always eager to share his love of climbing, knowledge of the Park, and give excellent advice on any and all climbing gear. He loves to teach and is genuinely dedicated to showing people a great time (a Cliffhanger Guides Must!). Andy became the Cliffhanger apprentice in 2014, and after continuously increasing his guide certification levels in now one of the Master Guides on our guide team. He has a considerable amount of training and certification under his belt starting with AMGA single pitch instructor and more recently completing his Multi-Pitch Guide certification and Rescue courses through the Professional Climbing Guides Institute. Rest assured that a day spent climbing with Andy will be an unforgettably fun adventure. He will always do everything in his power to give you the best day ever.

Certifications – P.C.G.I Master Guide; Wilderness First Responder

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