ABOUT JACK ROBERTS
Jack Roberts has been climbing for 41 years and has climbed throughout Colorado since 1984. Jack is a published author with the second edition of his ice climbing guide to Colorado, Colorado Ice, which was a finalist in the guidebook category at the 2006 Banff Book Festival. He is a frequent contributor to Climbing magazine, Rock and Ice magazine and the American Alpine Journal. He was awarded recognition at the Banff Book Festival as having written the finest article of the year in the 1997 Canadian Alpine Journal His latest article is published in Alpinist number 20, under the Mount Huntington story.
He is frequently requested as guest lecturer, presentator and clinic instructor at the Ouray Ice Festival, Pont Rouge (Festiglace) ice festival, Bozeman Ice Festival, Cody Ice Festival and many others. He continues to write and publish stories for various websites, companies and climbing journals.
His climbing career began in 1968 in Southern California where he climbed at Tahquitz, Joshua Tree and Yosemite. He eventually became a part of the influential Stonemasters
Climbing group and went on to ascend big walls in Yosemite. Many of these were second ascents (The Shield, Zodiac, Tangerine Trip, Tis-Sa-Ack, Cosmos, Gobi Wall, El Cap Towers Right Side, Mescalito). Later on he gravitated to alpine climbing in Europe, Canada, Alaska where he established first ascents on Mt. Huntington, Denali, Mount Lewis, Mt. Kennedy and more. With Dale Bard he did the first free ascent of Polar Circus and with Tobin Sorenson did the first winter ascent of the North Face on Mt. Robson and the first winter ascent of the Central Couloir on Mount Kitchener.
He began guiding in the North Cascades (north Cascades Alpine School now referred to as AAI) in 1980.
Jack Roberts Climbing Adventures became a full-time reality ten years ago. In 1984 he moved to Boulder where he met and married his wife Pam. He currently resides in Boulder where he and Pam have a Golden Retriever, Pisco and they have a wonderful view of the Flatirons.