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John Willard

I was born in Sin­ga­pore and moved to Mass­a­chu­setts at the age of 5. My pas­sion for climb­ing began with an intro­duc­tion to climb­ing course and I was instant­ly hooked. I moved to Ver­mont for col­lege at North­ern Ver­mont Uni­ver­si­ty, where I grad­u­at­ed with a B.S. in Out­door Edu­ca­tion, Lead­er­ship, and Tourism. I’ve climbed exten­sive­ly in the White Moun­tains of New Hamp­shire and Ver­mont moun­tains doing both rock and ice climb­ing. The Black Dike (WI4, M3), Wel­come to the Machine (WI4‑5), Drac­u­la (WI4/4+), Crazy Dia­mond (WI5), Moby Grape (5.8) are just a few of the clas­sics I’ve led. I’ve also climbed in the Tetons, Dev­il’s Tow­er, Red Rock, and Joshua Tree. He is a AMGA Sin­gle Pitch Instruc­tor, Appren­tice Rock Guide, and an Appren­tice Alpine Guide. He is both CPR cer­ti­fied and a Wilder­ness First Responder.