Climbing has always been a craft best learned from knowledgeable and experienced partners.
We believe every climber should have a supportive mentor. Each Apex member receives an individual climbing plan (ICP), a roadmap of their climbing dreams, which we use to pair them with a nationally certified MAA instructor as their personal climbing mentor.
This climbing mentor (CM) is a friend who provides coaching and support to the member mentee in accomplishing their goals over the long term. In a video call every month this team discusses progress made and makes plans to be together on the mountain. They climb and work as a team.
In this way, mentees learn from and are guided by their mentors - online, at training events, and on climbs. Together this team forms a lasting climbing partnership that is at the very heart of climbing.