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Mission Statement

To foster an engaging community of ALL climbers who support each other in active pursuits of rock climbing, alpine climbing, and mountaineering.


Chuong Nguyen

  • Began Climbing: 2003

  • Learned to Climb: Ibex and the Cave, took my first whipper at Trapper's.

  • Favored Climbing Styles: Horizontal jugs and toe jams

  • Favorite Climbing Area: Wild Iris and the town of Lander, Wyoming

  • Favorite Gear: Exped Megamat 10, earplugs for sleeping among goats

  • Outdoor Interests: Mountain biking, kayaking, hiking and critter seeking

  • Eight-to-Five: Encouraging disturber

Andy Rhoades

Vice President
  • Began Climbing: 2015

  • Learned to Climb: Ibex and Cliff Drive

  • Favorite Climbing Styles: Sport

  • Favorite Climbing Area: Horseshoe Canyon

  • Favorite Gear: Coffee Thermos

  • Outdoor Interests: Camping, hiking

  • Eight-to-Five: Scientist

Sarah Kraly

  • Began Climbing: 2016

  • Learned to Climb: RoKC

  • Favorite Climbing Styles: Sport

  • Favorite Climbing Area: Sam’s Throne

  • Favorite Gear: Aeropress

  • Outdoor Interests: Hiking, camping, stargazing

  • Eight-to-Five: Marketing

Whitney Cole

  • Began climbing: Technically 2011, but actually 2014

  • Learned to Climb: Hoosier Heights, Bloomington, IN

  • Favorite Climbing Style: Crimpy sport climbs

  • Favorite Climbing Area: Red River Gorge, KY

  • Favorite Gear: Solaris Women's Harness and any kind of wearable sleeping bag

  • Outdoor Interests: Gardening, birdwatching, hiking, paddleboarding

  • Eight-to-Five: Natural Resources Attorney

Rob Rice

Chief Technology and Innovations Officer
  • Began Climbing: 2003

  • Learned to Climb: Aiguille in Orlando, FL and Monster Mountain after that.

  • Favorite Climbing Styles: Multipitch Sport

  • Favorite Climbing Area: Red Rock

  • Favorite Gear: Tossup between Trango Vergo and Ration Pack

  • Outdoor Interests: Volleyball, paddleboarding, biking

  • Nine-to-Five: Some kind of Genius