Danny Hickey

Within seconds of arriving in Bernal and hanging out with Simeon, owner of SX, it is easy to see why he has been a successful international climbing guide for many years and why Bernal is his place of choice. His knowledge of the local rock is endless, and he is constantly working with locals to develop and maintain the world class climbing in a downright magical location. His knowledge, however, doesn't end where the cliff stops. Sim seems to be friends with the entire town of Bernal and can always give the best suggestions from where to sleep and eat all the way down to which public bathroom to use. Without him, my group and I never would have found the most amazing ice cream that any of us had ever eaten. Also without him, some relatively sticky situations involving sickness and injury could have become a lot more serious. However, Simeon helped us through everything with knowledge and grace and kept us safe and enjoying our entire stay.

Overall, Simeon and SouthernXposure Guide Service provides the highest quality experience both on and off the rock. The best guides I have ever worked with. As for the climbing... the pictures speak for themselves...

Says Danny Hickey from Ossining, NY