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James Schroeder

Lead Instructor, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

James Schroeder is a lead guide with Devils Lake Climbing Guides.After a decade chasing other dreams in Chicago, my wife and I moved our growing family to the hinterlands of Sauk County, Wisconsin in 2013 so we could raise our two boys (and some chickens) on fresh air and purple quartzite. I have been a climber for longer than I like to admit, but my love for the sport and its varying challenges keeps bringing me back, year after year. I love writing/talking about/photographing climbing almost as much as I do climbing itself; you can read my thoughts on my blog, Committed Daily.

When I'm not busy with my family, climbing projects, hobby farm or day job, you can usually find me with a coffee and a book or guitar. While I read at a post-grad level, the same cannot be said for my musical abilities, where I'm a firm believer in the “if you can't sing well, sing loud” doctrine. My occasional outbursts of off-tempo, out-of-key singing, combined with my Clavin-esque compulsion to recite meaningless trivia, will almost undoubtedly make your time with me more memorable, if not more educational.

I have climbed throughout the Western Hemisphere, from South America to Alaska, guiding rock, ice and alpine climbing in Wisconsin, Michigan, Wyoming and Ecuador. I hold current Wilderness First Aid certification and I am a member of both the American Mountain Guides Association and the American Alpine Club.

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If you're ready to go climbing, Devils Lake Climbing Guides is ready to make it happen. We run Devils Lake climbing trips and courses seven days a week, weather permitting, April through November. If the daily high is at least 50F, then it's warm enough to go rock climbing in Wisconsin!

Devils Lake Climbing Guides
Baraboo, WI 53913
608.616.5076