Jordarn Reding

New River Mountain Guides
Fayetteville, WV

About me

Jordan normally resides in Columbus, Ohio, but the siren call of the New River Gorge beckons during the climbing season. After researching how rock climbing impacts cliff face vegetative communities at Ohio State, he found that the New stole his heart, and wanted to teach others climbing skills and share his passion.

With 7 years of climbing instruction and guiding experience, Jordan still finds teaching climbing skills as fulfilling and exciting as the day he started. Whether teaching new climbers or experienced ones, clients can clearly see the passion and energy Jordan has for both teaching technical rope skills and rock movement. Whatever you are interested in learning, Jordan will be excited about teaching.

When not working, you can find Jordan climbing for fun all around the gorge, ordering food at Pies and Pints, or reading in his humble abode at his campsite at the American Alpine Club. Talk to him about fun animal facts, environmental science, colligate quidditch, or computer programming!


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5.0 (5 reviews)

Trip: Half Day Private Instruction

With Jordan R. on November 08, 2021

Company: New River Mountain Guides

We had a blast with Jordan. He was professional and fun to hang out with. He set up top rope for us, and took amazing photos while we climbed! We also had another great half-day session with Jeff. Highly recommend NRMG!

By Sally Z. on November 18, 2021

Trip: Half Day Private Instruction

With Jordan R. on November 07, 2021

Company: New River Mountain Guides

We had a GREAT time with Jordan and loved climbing with him - our first time at the New, and 2 of our party's first time outdoors! We'll be back, ready to tackle the next challenge, in the spring!

By Anne K. on November 09, 2021

Trip: Custom Booking

With Jordan R. on September 25, 2021

Company: New River Mountain Guides

Trip was excellent as always with Jordan, this was our third time out with him. We ran into several climbers at our local gym while out and several of them reached out to us afterwards requesting the contact information to hire Jordan. Thank you once again for a wonderful experience

By Kimberly D. on October 02, 2021

Trip: Half Day Private Instruction

With Jordan R. on September 10, 2021

Company: New River Mountain Guides

I booked a half day climbing experience through New River Mountain guides. I am a relatively new climber and was a little apprehensive about climbing this challenging site that Jordon chose. I was immediately put at ease as Jordon proved to be not only an experienced international climber but also a fantastic teacher. He was able to quickly assess my climbing skills and give constructive suggestions to improve my technique. His great personality and professionalism exceeded my expectations

By Alexander G. on September 23, 2021

Trip: Half Day Private Instruction

With Jordan R. on August 28, 2021

Company: New River Mountain Guides

Perfect morning rock climbing with Jordan at the New River Gorge!!! Jordan picked a great site and progression of routes for our first experience with rock climbing as a family. Jordan gave us just the right amount of instruction and set us up with progressively challenging experiences. Jordan's knowledge, skill, teaching style, and overall enthusiasm about rock climbing made him the perfect ambassador for the sport.

By Nathan C. on August 29, 2021