#98 | Cody Bradford - AMGA Rock Climbing Guide
Cody Bradford began his climbing and guiding career on the sculpted meta-sandstone cliffs of the North Carolina High Country while attending Appalachian State University. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management in 2012 he gained his first AMGA certification as a Single Pitch Instructor. During this time, he worked as an Instructor and Climbing Specialist for Outward Bound where he honed his signature instructing style and also guided for a professional guide service in the area. Here, teaching his students and guests on the challenging NC slabs and steep traditional lines, Cody developed educational and technical approaches to further enhance their efficiencies and enjoyment of the mountains.
Traveling the country, both living and working in the greater climbing areas and mountain ranges of the US, Cody continued through the AMGA’s rock programs to eventually earn the Rock Guide certification in 2018, the highest standard for guiding rock terrain in the world. He is currently undertaking the AMGA Alpine discipline programs as his next step towards international certification.
Cody is the host of #techtiptuesdays where he breaks down techniques to move more efficiently and safely while climbing in the mountains. Check it out on instagram @thecodybradford. Checkout Cody’s website codybradford.com