A small team of dads based in San Diego, driven by a passion for climbing, adventure, training, fun, parenting and sharing the stoke!

Have fun. Look good. Be safe.

In climbing and in life, we are dedicated to alpine starts, chasing stars, getting to the top in good style and doing it with a smile. And above all, coming home safely to share our stoke and plan for the next big day.

Raise awesome kids.

Parenting and climbing are two of the most challenging, rewarding, fun and important parts of our lives, so we do all we can to combine them together!

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Are you an adventuring, climbing, fun-loving dad in SoCal looking for partners to explore and get out with your rad kids? We want to connect with you and grow the Paternal Elevation crew!
Reach out to us if you’d like to connect online or on a trailhead.

About Us

Paternal Elevation was founded in 2019 by Zach Anaya and Dion Akers after climbing and training together during our early days as young fathers. Paternal Elevation grew from a shared drive to be constantly improving as climbers and as parents, and the idea of a team of dads who share our passions and love for outdoor exploration.

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