He has been climbing for more years than not at this point. His passion for climbing has evolved over the years, but he will always have a soft spot for putting up new routes via chossy adventure climbing in remote areas.
Nowadays he spends most of his free time camping, climbing, and backpacking with his two small kids, as he and his wife try to instill them with a love for the outdoors.
Nikki is a Denver transplant as of December 2021, moving from Chicago where she found a love for climbing while training for American Ninja Warrior. While in Chicago, she spent time as a General Manager for Ultimate Ninjas and a Fitness and Wellness GA while working towards her Master’s in Organizational Leadership. She loves the community aspect of climbing, it’s a place where you can be yourself and always feel welcomed. She can be found hiking, snowboarding, brewery hopping, or at a nearby park with her girlfriend, dog, rollerblades and Slack line.
Front Desk Manager
Abbey is a Californian transplant who’s been in and out of the climbing community since she was 16. She moved to Colorado 7 years ago for graduate school, but stayed for the unbeatable climbing and became addicted to weekends at the local crags. Her favorite place to climb locally is Clear Creek, although lately she’s been honing her trad skills and has found a new climbing home in El Dorado Canyon. Besides climbing, she loves playing music, snuggling her cat, and doing any sort of artsy activity in between essay writing for her psychology graduate program. A few of her climbing goals include climbing a big wall in Yosemite, climbing 5.13 sport, and traveling abroad for a climbing trip. She loves what climbing has taught her and is always stoked to learn more!
Nicole is originally from the Midwest and discovered climbing in 2010 upon her move to Boulder. She immediately fell in love with the climbing community, the sense of accomplishment completing a climb, and FaceTiming her mom from the top of a mountain. Her most memorable climbing adventure-to-date is climbing Monkey Face at Smith Rock. Her climbing goals are to increase her rope system skills, venture into big wall climbing, and do a giant rope swing. Beyond pulling on rock, you can find her snowboarding, cooking, camping, spending time with friends, and playing with her dog. She enjoys cake more than frosting and eats copious amounts of cheese.
Youth Programs Director & Head Coach
Danny began climbing in 2010 in the frozen, desolate tundra of Minnesota before moving to the Southeast to cut his teeth and sweat it out on the world-class sandstone of the Cumberland Plateau. In 2013, he picked up a job as a routesetter to support his climbing habit and has been working in the climbing industry since, both as a routesetter and as a youth coach. Alpine climbing and long multi-pitch routes draw most of Danny’s attention these days, but you definitely will find him sport climbing or bouldering when the conditions are good!
Asst. Head Coach
Gabe is a Montana transplant who’s been coaching for the last 11 years, and climbing things since he could walk! Gabe’s been bouldering since 2015 and dove into sport climbing in December 2020. “I grew up doing gymnastics, dance, and parkour, which I’ve found to translate extremely well to rock climbing”. For several years, Gabe was the head coach of a competitive gymnastics team as well as the program manager of a Ninja Zone program, in which he grew his knowledge for teaching effective movement, a good mind-body connection, and healthy mental practices.
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve been monkeying around on anything that could support my weight. Now, I’m still constantly climbing and have truly fallen in love with this amazing sport!”
Keith has been climbing since 2007 and setting since 2011.
After a brief stint out in New England, he is glad to be back home in Colorado and just a short drive from the best limestone choss around – Rifle.
Alex started climbing in Massachusetts in 2013. What really got him hooked was the community. The climbing made him feel at home. Climbing has been a safe space for him and a source of growth and introspection.
He has been routesetting for 7 years now. His Favorite catchphrase is “long hair don’t care,” but he does care very much. While setting has very little to do with the Communications degree he earned from Emmanuel College, it is the best thing that has happened to him.
Outside of work, Alex is skateboarding, enjoying the company of friends, exploring new climbing areas, and probably spending time on injury prevention.
Patrick is originally from North Texas. He started climbing in 2017 and quickly fell in love with the sport. After a few years of strictly climbing indoors he took his first trip outside to Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, where his passion for climbing grew even larger. Wanting to have a vast amount of outdoor climbing to explore he made his move to Colorado. Outside of climbing you can find him hiking, snowboarding, and playing with his dog Juno.
Chris has been climbing since 2013 and setting since 2014.
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