About Us

About Us

Rock 2 Rapid and Junktown Guides are owned and operated by an avid climber, river runner, skier, and general outdoor adventurer. When not typing blog post or designing maps, time is spent volunteering with several non-profits teaching outdoor adventure activities to people with disabilities or advocating to keep our local climbing areas open, safe, and clean. 

This blog and site may seem a little hodge podge but I feel I organize it well. I am a jack of all trades and while that means I may be a master of none I do enjoy a lot of different things. I’ve decided to consolidate my two projects into one website in an effort to produce a better product overall. So rather than building and maintaining two sub-par sites I hope to be able to focus all of my energy on maintaining one good one. This site is a pretty good representation of how my mind works, pretty well organized but going in 25 directions all at the same time. 

Rock 2 Rapid

Rock 2 Rapid started with the building of a camper. I was living in Los Angeles for a few months, that turned into almost 2 years, working for my old boss and I came up with the idea to design and build a camper from scratch and write a blog to chronicle the build. As I finished the camper and started traveling, visiting unique places, the blog morphed into a travel blog as well as posts on a few different topics, including a podcast for a bit. As I move forward with using this site to also promote Junktown Guides and host all the additional information for our maps I plan to maintain the blog to the best of my ability. 

Junktown Guides

I started Junktown Guides to help spread the knowledge of our local climbing and boating areas. Western Colorado and Eastern Utah are an outdoor adventures playground and these guides are designed to spread the knowledge of some of what is known but no means be a representation of all that is possible to do here. Junktown started with our first book and is now expanding into river maps. We created a combination of physical maps that can be taken out on the water and a website built with additional information to help you when researching your next river trip. Along with these guides, Junktown has also produced a river log book to help promote and support Team River Runner. 

Randall Chapman

Owner/operator Rock2Rapid and Junktown Guides

Guide Book/Map Author and Publisher

ACA Certified Kayak Instructor

PCIA Certified Climbing Instructor

 

Volunteer Work:

Western Colorado Climbers’ Coalition

  • Active Board Member
  • Chair of Promotional Committee

Team River Runner

  • Regional Event Organizer
  • ACA Certified Kayak Instructor
  • Kayak River Guide

Adaptive Climber’s Festival

  • On organizing committee
  • Clinic Instructor
  • Kitchen Coordinator

Colorado Discover Ability

  • Adaptive Ski Instructor
  • Chair of River Safety Committee

 

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