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Zayne Hebbler

Zayne Hebbler

Growing up surrounded by the rugged and wild peaks of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Zayne developed an appreciation for mountains at a young age. Cutting his teeth in these ranges, Zayne learned how to climb rock and ice, ski, and kayak white water. Attending college at the University of Wyoming, he developed an affinity for the cracks of Vedauwoo while pursuing a degree in Environmental Science. Zayne has guided in numerous venues around Wyoming including the Absarokas, Big Horns, and the Wind Rivers.

Zayne expanded his appreciation and awe of outdoor spaces through kind mentorship, and hopes to cultivate a similar experience for his clients. New to guiding in the Black Hills, he is excited for the challenge of guiding in such unique terrain.

5 stars

As an experienced climber who had taken a bunch of years off of the rock I’ve started to get back into climbing with my wife and two kids, 9 and 11.I had some detailed nitty gritty questions about gear for my kids and some changes that have taken place in climbing since I’d dropped off so I stopped in Sylvan Rocks in Custer to see if I could find a few answers.Darryl was a wealth of knowledge and he was able to give me all the info I needed. In detail. I had been bumping into some of the Sylvan Rocks guides while we were climbing and they were impressive. Darryl carries himself in that same professional way as he dealt with our needs. Darryl didn’t suggest we upgrade any gear, but I took the opportunity to make some purchases of gear we wanted to give a try because Darryl was so helpful.I love it when a company earns my business. Sylvan Rocks did for sure.In a couple of years the kids will be ready to head out for some instruction from a qualified guide. Sylvan Rocks will get our business.

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5 stars

I did a 6-hour climbing day with Jeff and it was amazing! We started on second breakfast route which was intimidating but Jeff did a great job walking me through everything and encouraging me on the way up! Experience was incredible and totally worth hiking through the snow :).

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5 stars

Our climbing outing with Sylvan Rocks was unforgettable! My husband and I did an 8-hour guided tour with Brandon--who was VERY knowledgeable. He designed the day specifically for us: bringing us to routes that fit our needs and ability levels. We climbed a variety of routes that ranged in difficulty, including a multi-pitch climb. It was clear Brandon took safety seriously, so we felt comfortable the entire time. What a wonderful way to see the Black Hills! For context, we had some experience climbing in a gym before our trip and typically climb 5.9-5.10 routes. The climbing in the Black Hills was challenging and fun!

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