“Marcus Garcia might be the best climber you’ve never heard of.” — Rock and Ice Magazine, issue 238.
Marcus is an all-around climber with over 29 years of experience, and has established over 200 new routes, including everything from traditional, sport, and mixed climbing. However, his biggest accomplishment and legacy is not how hard he can push himself, but what he passes on to the next generation of climbers as a coach and mentor. Marcus is helping develop the next generation of Olympic Caliber athletes.
When Marcus is not out teaching climbing clinics, he can be found in Durango, Co at his climbing gym, out running peaks, shooting photos, swinging tools, or just chilling at home. Marcus’s clinics are loved by all. He has a passion for mentoring many.
Pura Pura (5.14c), Orco - first ascent
Century Crack (5.14b), Canyonlands - first ascent
Cobra Crack (5.14b), Squamish
Dinas Crac (E9 7a), Dinas Rock - first ascent
Captain Invincible (E9 7a), Burbage North - third ascent
Pure Now (E9 6c), Millstone - first ascent
Appointment with Death (E9 6c), Wimberry - second ascent
Muir-Corazon (5.13b), El Capitan - free ascent
World record for most routes soloed in a day - 550
One Infinity(8b+/8A+), Sally-in-the-woods - first ascent