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Buster Jesik


A Colorado native, Buster Jesik began climbing at age 11, and has since made ascents of rock, ice, and alpine routes in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Peru, France, and Italy.

He is a strong “all around climber” having successfully climbed 5.13 rock, grade 6 ice, M9, and grade VI big wall and alpine routes in a day. He was also selected to participate in the first Alpine Mentors Program, started by world class alpinists to train and mentor the next generation of alpine climbers.

Buster’s personal climbing and guiding philosophy is that it is the process is most important, then the goal. With this in mind he loves to teach modern techniques for climbing efficiently. 



  • Started Guiding in 2007

  • Started with SJMG in 2014

  • Education : AA in Music Performance

  • Certifications : AMGA Certified Rock Guide, Aspirant Alpine Guide, Wilderness First Responder, AIARE Level 2

  • Countries you have climbed in outside the US : Mexico, Canada, Peru, Italy, France, India.

  • Favorite climb in Ouray : Bird Brain Boulevard