Sam Ridley

Sam grew up in the foothills of Colorado’s impressive Rocky Mountains but needed to move to the wheat fields of Walla Walla, Washington to find his passion for the outdoors. After returning he has been pursuing climbing and backcountry skiing non-stop. He enjoys escaping to the Utah and Nevada deserts in the off seasons to climb towers and the long multi-pitch routes of Red Rocks. But he is always drawn back to the alpine granite and powder lines of Colorado.

His only greater joy comes from sharing the outdoors while he learns from and teaches others. As a Colorado State University student pursuing a degree in biology education, Sam enjoys applying his education to help meet others’ goals