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.
Assistant Operations Manager & Recreational Coach
Jordan has been rock climbing for almost 10 years and during that time he was a collegiate competitor, coached two different college teams, two different youth teams, and set numerous routes for competitions.
In between coaching he has guided mountain biking, rock climbing, and backpacking for several years.
He received his Bachelor’s in Parks and Recreation Management from Western Carolina University and his Master’s in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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.
Originally from the PNW Tonya has climbed and set from Squamish B.C. to the midWest, with her most recent stint in Boston. She believes in creating experiences highlighting the mental and emotional aspects of climbing and loves bear hugging routes into submission. When not on the wall she can be found studying video game development, working as a graphic designer, or baking gourmet desserts.
Front Desk and Intern Routesetter
Abby started climbing a few years ago and can’t get enough of the sport.
When she’s not at work you can find her exploring Colorado, backpacking, or studying history.
Abby is stoked to be on the G1 team and to be apart 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.
Maya has been climbing since middle school, and has been an active community leader ever since. Originally from Seattle, WA, she moved to Colorado to pursue Mechanical Engineering (and rock climbing…) at CU Boulder just over three years ago. Between her job as a youth coach and as President of the CU Climbing Team, you can find her at G1 most evenings. In her free time, Maya is usually guaranteed to be found outside, often doing what she loves best- climbing boulders.
Hank began climbing in the spring of 2012 in South 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 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.
Sean is a lover of the indoor gym. G1 had been a home away from home before the pandemic, so when all was lost, climb on!
While newer than most to the climbing scene, he has found friendship, encouragement, and community at G1. If you ever need an intro class or a belay, happy to help is the head that wears the hat.
Sean will always be a resource to those who only ask; he is just happy to be here.
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