Jeffery Hearn

New River Mountain Guides
Fayetteville, WV

About me

Jeff hails from the flat lands of Madison, Ohio and miraculously has 2 decades of climbing experience.  He started guiding for New River Mountain Gudies in 2011.  Currently he is the Operations Manager, Senior Instructor, and a Warrior's Way Trainer.

Jeff  has been described as a magical mythical unicorn.  So it is not surprising he has developed a strong following of return clients who are taken by his patient teaching approach, ability to relate to people of all ages, and uncanny ability to dance up routes.  A day of climbing with Jeff is an experience to treasure.

What did he do before becoming a professional climbing instructor?  Jeff earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked at a nuclear power plant for a short time.  After that he worked for his family's plumbing and HVAC business for more than a decade.  So you may learn how to fix your toilet and build a climbing anchor all in the same day!


AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide

Warrior's Way Trainer


5.0 (1 review)

Trip: Warrior's Way Fall/Commit Camp

With Jeffery H. on October 02, 2021

Company: New River Mountain Guides

Jeffrey was a terrific guide. Professional, knowledgeable and fun in one- what more can you ask for!!

By Patricia V. on October 11, 2021