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.
Jill discovered climbing later in life but for her it was love at first callus! She likes the continuous learning and evolving that comes with progression in the sport.
She loves teaching new climbers and enjoys helping them develop their skills.
When Jill isn’t at G1 or climbing somewhere she can found hiking with her dog, skiing, stand up paddle boarding, horseback riding, reading or traveling.
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 & Routesetter
Isaac started climbing in Las Vegas, NV, as a 12-year-old sixth grader, and has been consumed by the sport ever since. After getting his start washing holds in exchange for a membership at a gym as a high school freshman, Isaac was eventually led to his passions of route setting, and later coaching. Nowadays he couldn’t tell you which he love more, just that both pursuits allow him to share the beauty of climbing with others.
He spends his weekends developing boulders and trying to repeat the many hard climbs that Colorado and the mountain west have to offer.
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.
Front Desk & Apprentice Routesetter
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.
Competitive Youth/Adult Coach and Private Instructor
Jeff started climbing at the age of 5 in Southern California. In his early teens, he became obsessed with climbing and has basically been living in climbing gyms ever since. Working with climbers of all different levels and ages has been one of the greatest joys of his life.
In August of 2020, Jeff will be starting his Masters in Somatic Counseling at Naropa University where he will be learning additional psychological tools to help support the climbers that he works with.
Hank began climbing in the spring of 2012 in southern California and has been obsessed ever since. Hank specialized in competition climbing on the USA Climbing youth circuit and has attended more than 10 USA Climbing National Championship events, whether Youth, Open or Collegiate. To Hank, coaching is a way for him to share his love for the sport with the next generation of climbers. When not on the wall, you can find Hank attending CU Boulder as a Political Science major. He hopes that someday he will be able to make a positive difference in the world.
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.
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.
Noah has been climbing for just under a decade. He moved to Colorado in 2012 and has been climbing ever since. Having been a part of several climbing clubs and competitive teams, he believes that coaching has helped him become the person he is proud to be today. His goals as a coach are to provide the same support given to him. As a coach, he is not only responsible for teaching, but also for learning. It is his firm opinion that keeping an open mind is integral to climbing and cultivates an inclusive, positively charged community.
Lauren started climbing at Ohio University in 2011 and soon began making frequent climbing trips to the Red River Gorge and New River Gorge. Getting tired of the long weekend commute of climb outside, she moved to Colorado in 2015 for easier mountain access. Lauren’s favorite aspect of the sport is traveling. She has climbed all around the US and Europe but still has a special place in her heart for Southeastern Sandstone.
When she’s not climbing and coaching Lauren works as a graphic designer.
Recreational Coach and Front Desk
Grace from Boulder, Colorado has been a competitive climber for 10 years and is in her final season of the USAC youth competition circuit. She’s looking forward to spending more time climbing outside this summer. When Grace is not climbing you can find her, camping, pole vaulting, or skiing. Grace recently received her Wilderness Medicine Certification through NOLS. She is looking forward to attending Whitman College in the fall and competing on the collegiate level. Grace loves working with the kids at G1 and sharing her love of climbing with the rest of the community.
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.
Lauren started climbing the flaring granite cracks of the Gallatin Canyon back in 2018 and has been obsessed ever since. Lauren is captivated by the unique expression of movement that climbing offers, and spends (probably) way too much time daydreaming about it. When not in the gym climbing or training you can usually find her huddled down with a good book and cup of tea, or at her desk writing poetry. Lauren will be starting a MA program in Literature come August of 2021.
Lauren is incredibly thankful to be a part of the G1 community and is sure to bring some extra stoak if anyone is in need of it.
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.
Amanda is from Chicago and started climbing in 2012. From there, she went on guiding trips up to Devils Lake, and teaching others the climbing basics. After high school, Amanda took a break from climbing until she enrolled at the University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana, where she joined the rock climbing club. She served on board as the social and philanthropy chair. With the club, she traveled all over the US and Mexico, mostly sport and trad climbing. Her favorite type of climbing is multi-pitch sport. After receiving her bachelor’s in biology, she moved to Colorado to pursue a degree in GIS and be closer to weekend climbing. When she isn’t climbing, she is working on her other hobbies: sewing, tie-dying, (trail) running, and roller skating.
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