Brad and Rosie Mills started Mills Mountaineering in late 2009 in order to be self-employed doing what we love. We opened our first brick and mortar store in Pine Junction, Colorado. In spring 2010, daughter and new boss Ava was born, allowing us to be called a "Mom & Pop" store. As a family we live, work, and play in the mountains. Any given day you'll find Brad and Rosie running the shop, Ava cruisin' around in her adventure walker, and a few locals telling tales. Even with a baby, we actually do climb (though not as much as we’d like). We each have a slightly different love for climbing. Brad feels a long approach is "more of an adventure", and likes to spend as much time on the mountain as he can. Rosie never got convinced that humping in ropes and gear for days was "fun" and prefers close-in crags. The best part of running a shop is all the people we meet. So even if you’re out of state and love climbing, chances are some day you’ll be coming through our area. When you do, we hope you stop on in and say hello.