Orange County Ropes Course
Shawn Crawford began climbing in 1970 at Smith Rocks, Oregon.
He has worked seasonally for the National Park Service, the Yosemite Search and Rescue for six years. As well worked for the Yosemite Mountaineering School for two seasons. His peak climb was at Smith Rocks 5.14a known as “To Bolt or Not to Be.”
Shawn has climbed almost all of the 14,000 ft. peaks in the United States and many locations around the world. In addition has been part of the logistics team at Mt. Everest’s base camp in 1987. Shawn has been a teacher, paramedic, mountain guide for the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), and an instructor for both Outward Bound and NOLS (National Outdoors Leadership School).
He has ascended Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan over half a dozen times, accomplishing the climb at age 14; in addition, he became the youngest Eagle Scout in the State of Oregon. He later became the youngest president of Oregon’s Search and Rescue Organization, Douglas County Search and Rescue.
He is currently the owner of the Orange County Challenge Course and Rock City Climbing Center located in Southern California. He enjoys teaching, conducting programs for Scouts, and leading private groups on a variety of outdoor adventures.