Cliff has been climbing since 2002. He began learning rock and alpine climbing in Lake Tahoe, CA and then made Yosemite his home crag. Since then he has climbed in the Sierra Nevada regularly, and made trips to destinations ranging from the Tetons to Joshua Tree to Nepal. He has guided in California and Mexico, but most recently the climbing bug has drawn him to the alpine routes of the Pacific Northwest.
- Completed American Institute for Avalanche Research Education Courses:
- Completed American Mountain Guides Association Courses:
- Wilderness First Responder