The Founder of Arizona Mountain Guides, Aaron Collins, caught the climbing bug in 1992, and broke in his first pair of climbing shoes on the 200’ wall of Owls Head in the San Tans Mountains near Queen Creek. After getting to travel in South East Asia for 2 years, he joined the Marine Corps and did 2 deployments to the Middle East. He then transitioned to the Army to become a Medic/Nurse. Following that, he has climbed in many of the top climbing areas in the Country. He first got into rock guiding outside of Zion National Park in the town of St. George in 2006. Since then he has guided thousands of clients from the ages of 3 to 74 years old. He works with Vets to get them out enjoying the country they served, including helping disabled vets reach new heights. He has put up many amazing first ascents in Arizona.