Taylor Agiovlasitis, has been passionately involved in both the outdoor and indoor climbing industries since 2007. Primarily based in New Mexico and the desert southwest, Taylor has been a driving force behind establishing climbing programming for individuals and groups ranging from age 6 to 60. Any day with Taylor is sure to be full of learning, laughter, and color.
- AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
- ACE Certified Personal Trainer
- USAC Certified Routesetter and Coach
- Hueco Tanks bouldering/cultural guide
How and when did you get started climbing?
I started climbing at Stone Age Climbing Gym with my roommates in college. That was 2007, climbing is still a huge part of my life but what I studied in school – not so much.
What is your favorite style/type of climbing?
Hard steep bouldering or easy long multi-pitch traditional climbing. I either want to be under 20ft trying my absolute hardest or just cruising on an all day journey for hundreds and hundreds of feet.
What makes climbing/guiding so special to you?
I’ve worked in the climbing industry for 9 years now and I still love it more and more everyday. Getting to share something I’m so passionate about personally with incredible people in amazing places is really quite special. I’ve established and coached youth and adult programs both competitive and recreational. I really enjoy helping others find their barriers and progress through them. Turns out climbing teaches us about life, and vice versa; and that’s really what I love to share with people.
What are your most difficult/proudest/favorite sends?
- Double Pecan (V8)
- 3 Years Dead (V7)
- Best of the West (V7)
- Wildflower (5.10a ; 4 pitches ; Trad)
- Bad Fun (5.10b ; 4 pitches ; Trad)
- Voodoo Child (5.11d ; 6 pitches ; Trad)
What are some goals for your future?
Establish an integrated multi-disciplinary training and rehab facility. Make a sustainable life in which I can provide experiential education experiences to as many people as possible. Become an SPI Provider. Bring light, love, happiness and healing to this world 😉
What do you feel comfortable guiding?
Single pitch and bouldering trips aimed at education. Multi-pitch traditional climbs up to 5.9.
Do you have a favorite quote or personal mantra?
The only thing you can control in this life is your Perception and Reaction, so why stress about everything else outside of your control?
Name 5 things that make you happy.
- Good people
- Endless hours of giggling
- The process of growth and development
- Deep conversations
Tell us something about yourself that isn’t climbing related.
I am highly creative and artistic.
Tell us something about someone else at Suntoucher that you find interesting.
Scott Roberts may very well be the nicest, most humble, and unbelievably hard working individual in New Mexico!