Jason 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.
Hi I’m Bryan! I’m originally from Fort Worth, Texas where I found climbing in 2010. I eventually started working at my local gym while finishing up school at the University of North Texas where I got my bachelors in Recreation Management. After college I got an internship at Yellowstone National Park where I basically just took people hiking all the time which was amazing. After my internship I moved home and got a General Manager position at the Summit Climbing Gyms in the Dallas area. Any time I had off I would try to find any way to go to new and unique climbing areas where I’ve been anywhere from El Portrero, Mexico to Kalymnos, Greece. Ive recently moved to Colorado to join the G1 team and couldn’t be more excited to be apart of the growth of this community!
Taylor started climbing in 2016 and has been in love with the sport ever since. She received her Bachelors in Recreation, Sports Leadership & Tourism Management from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her favorite thing about rock climbing is the people and the lifelong friendships that come with them. She is super excited to play a role in the programs that build the community. When not climbing, you can find Taylor hiking, doing yoga, or petting the nearest dog.
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.
Head Coach and Routesetter
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!
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.
Eric began climbing in 2009 and started setting shortly there after. Originally from Richmond, Virginia; Eric spent most of his time learning to climb in the mountain hollers of the New River Gorge. He enjoys setting because it gives him an avenue to share the sport he loves with other climbers and (hopefully) get them psyched too! Eric and his wife recently moved to Colorado in pursuit of more climbing and outdoor adventures. He has two cats, loves to build things, and can frequently be seen listening to country music.
Abby started climbing a few years ago and can’t get enough of the sport. Her favorite part of climbing is that it allows her yet another excuse to explore the mountains. When she’s not at work you can find her exploring Colorado, backpacking, or studying history, the middle ages of course. Abby currently studying History, Anthropology, and Peace and Conflict at CU Boulder. She is stoked to be on the G1 team and to be a part of such a welcoming and encouraging community.
Jackson has been climbing and competing for well over half his life. He loves that the sport allows him to push himself and be creative but most of all, he loves being part of the climbing community. Outside of climbing, Jackson studies film at the University of Colorado and in his free time is probably skateboarding or working the moves on a new boulder problem outside. Jackson is excited to get to share his passion for rock climbing with the G1 youth!
Gabe grew up in Bozeman, Montana where he was a competitive gymnast/coach and loved
the outdoors. Although he didn’t start climbing seriously till later in life, he’s found an immense
passion for the sport of climbing both for the challenge and the camaraderie included. Outside
of the gym, Gabe is a musician, hiker, and skier who’s excited to call Colorado his new home!
Elizabeth grew up in Denver and has been climbing since she was 13. She loved climbing on a youth team where she had the chance to train, compete, and climb outside with her friends and teammates. She started coaching in high school and enjoyed watching the kids grow as people and as climbers. Now, she is on the CU Climbing Team and is super stoked to be able to coach all the great kids at G1. Outside of the gym she loves climbing and camping outside and is studying International Affairs at CU Boulder.
Austin started climbing locally on the youth competitive circuit when he was 14. During the 4 years on a team, he had the opportunity to attend a few national competitions for Speed climbing (one of his favorite disciplines). After the tenure on a youth team, he found a passion for outdoor climbing and limestone during his undergrad degree in China. Austin really enjoys the why and how of climbing and will happily help anyone walk through beta or different technics. Just like all his coworkers, when Austin isn’t working, he’s outside hiking the 2nd flatiron or climbing on a rock somewhere.
Front Desk Shift Lead
Alexandra has been climbing for about three years. She started out climbing at a local gym in the Dallas, Texas area. She then picked up a job at Summit Climbing, Yoga and Fitness and quickly became head coach for Little Rockers. As a recent Colorado transplant, she has quickly been reminded about the beauty of the mountains. She is a climber, hiker, paddleboarder, and much more. Her ambition is to support the community in everything she does.
Front Desk Shift Lead
Heath started climbing when he was 14 years old in upstate New York. At his climbing gym, he fell in love with the sport. At Clarkson University, he was introduced to the Adirondack mountains and everything they had to offer. He learned to canoe, snowboard, backpack, mountain bike, and lead trad routes. He put up a few new routes and hiked the 46 high peaks along the way. After college, he moved to the Denver metro area to see what Colorado had to offer. These days, Heath spends most of his free time climbing and mountain biking, but always keeps adventuring.
Mason started climbing in the Fall of 2015 in his hometown of Grand Junction, Colorado. Climbing in rifle with his dad early on gave him a glimpse of what it was like to have a passion that one truly enjoys, and ever since then he has stuck with it. Leading him to get a job at his local climbing gym to surround himself in the community even more. Now Mason is attending CU Boulder as a junior this fall, studying Psychology with a minor in art. He’s still looking for ways to get more involved in the growing climbing community to help himself and others grow.
Tahera started climbing in 2017! As someone that moves a lot, rock climbing has been her constant and been her way to make friends and find a community. Tahera’s great passions are traveling, climbing, and meeting new people. She has worked previously worked at the Lindseth Climbing wall at Cornell in Ithaca NY. She just moved to Colorado and is looking forward to getting to know the G1 Climbing community and the local climbing scene.
Twas when Lucas was a wee lad of 20 that he first graced a fake plastic rock with his touch. “Woah, fake plastic rock, sick,” he thought, and thus the beginning of his long journey to squeeze plastic began. In recent times he’s found a new addiction in speed climbing. When not climbing, he spends his time reading, playing guitar, extreme hammocking, and mountaineering with the eventual goal of summiting all 58 14ers in Colorado, with 38 under his belt at the moment. Lucas has his bachelor’s in environmental engineering and is planning on starting his master’s in environmental ecology in Spring 2022. He wants to use his degrees to help ecosystem restoration efforts for the Earth that’s given him so much adventure and stoke.
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