CALIFORNIA MOUNTAIN GUIDES features all aspects of rock climbing instruction. Our core team, Scott Cosgrove, Steve Gerberding and David Griffith are world class climbers who excel in anchoring, leading, direct aid climbing and advanced free climbing. We teach many skills that are exclusive to the military and our systems are state-of-the-art and do not rely on old and outdated methods, which is why DEVGRU, the Navy Seals, the Army Rangers, Delta Force, Airforce PJs and Marine Recon, as well as other governmental agencies continue to return to us. Scott Cosgrove, president and owner of CMG, is a world class rock climber and instructor who has also applied his skills to the entertainment and motion picture industry as a stunt performer, an action stunt rigger, and a mountain rigging specialist. His innovative and specialized aerial rigging skills have been utilized in over 20 motion pictures as he and SPIDER MONKEY RIGGING bring the expert rigging and fabrication skills that are mandatory to the field to each and every production.
CALIFORNIA MOUNTAIN GUIDES
is a company that realized early on that there was a need to teach rock climbing in a completely new way with a thrust toward simplifying and modernizing the craft. Scott Cosgrove, president and owner, has always felt that traditional instruction methods greatly over complicate climbing and leave the student baffled. CMG strives to teach simple, easy to remember systems that will serve any climber throughout his career. Although CMG began as a civilian climbing school, the last ten years has found the organization catering to and advising the military exclusively, having the privilege of working with the Navy Seal Teams, DEVGRU, the Army Rangers, the Airforce PJs, Marine Recon and Delta Force.
SCOTT COSGROVE perfected his craft as a stunt performer, an action stunt rigger and a mountain rigging specialist for the motion picture and entertainment industries by applying his professional climbing and guiding skills as a world class rock climber and climbing instructor. He is the recipient of an Oscar for Technical Achievement in aerial camera rigging, being recognized at the 77th Academy Awards in 2005 as part of the team that developed and deployed innovative and custom solutions for three dimensional camera flying systems.