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Staff Profiles

We like climbing

The Front is proud to have a talented, diverse, and knowledgeable staff. Look below to find the answers to all of those juicy questions you've always wanted to ask but were too shy.

Our routes are as unique and diverse as the people who set them. Check out the staff stats to gain a deeper insight into your bouldering experience at The Front. Setters' initials are labeled on the tape next to the starting hold of each problem.

Casey

What got you into climbing? In high school a friend of mine told me about climbing and said I should come with him sometime. We went to Coffin Crack in Little Cottonwood Canyon and have been climbing ever sense.

Where is your favorite climbing area? Little Cottonwood Canyon and Moab.

What do you do to train for climbing? I climb, and then climb some more.

Other interests? Everything outdoors, skiing, canyoneering, mountain biking, hiking.

What is your favorite crag snack? Anything that keeps me going, usually Cliff Bars.

What are your goals for climbing? To keep climbing as long as my body will let me, love the sport and plan on never stopping.

Erika

What do you do to train for climbing? I climb, and breathe.

What are your goals for climbing? Keep climbing, learn lots, and love wherever it takes me!

jason

Where's your home town? Ogden, UT

What got you into climbing? I always thought to myself when people would be climbing that I got to try that, it looks like something I would be good at. Turns out I love it

Maggie

Where's your home town? Detroit, Michigan. Not exactly a climbing mecca...

What got you into climbing? The need to overcome an overwhelming fear of heights.

Where is your favorite climbing area? The Red River Gorge, Kentucky. No, wait, Maple! No, Logan! This one keeps changing!

Where is your dream climbing trip? Oh-so-many places to go! Spain, Greece, France, Turkey, China, back to Mexico...Clark Mountain, Mt. Potosi, Jailhouse Rock. Options both far and near.

What do you do to train for climbing? Climb, practice yoga, and climb some more.

Other interests? Ashtanga!

What are some of your notable achievements? I started climbing when I was 28, redpointed my first 5.12 at 37, and my first 5.13 at 41.

What are your goals for climbing? Aiming for 5.14 by 45. Better be a good season...

Rumsy

Where's your home town? Talent, Oregon

What got you into climbing? My human. I don't actually climb much, my job is to mark the trail in case we get lost and I need to lead the way back to the car.

Where is your favorite climbing area? Any Front Climbing Club.

Where is your dream climbing trip? Doesnt matter. As long there are good views and long trails.

What are some of your notable achievements? For as much as I sleep...

Shad

What got you into climbing? Looking at the Tetons as a kid.

Where is your favorite climbing area? Anywhere that is cold, wet, and miserable.

Where is your dream climbing trip? Ruth Gorge, AK, Pakistan, the desert, Patagonia, and the Front.

What do you do to train for climbing? Eat, vegetate, and read about cooler people doing cooler things, ... oh, and climb.

Other interests? Reading, mountain biking, trail running, skiing, sailing, and epics.

What is your favorite crag snack? Bagels and this really good trail mix in the bulk food bins at Smith's.

What are some of your notable achievements? Climbed the Cassin Ridge on Denali (Mt. Mickinley), Denali NP, AK (2012). Winter Ascent of The Black Ice Coulior on the Grand Teton, GTNP, WY (2012). Certified AMGA Single Pitch Instructor (2010). FA of The Solva Buttress Direct Var., Mendenhall Towers, Juneau, AK (2010).

What are your goals for climbing? Climb in Patagonia Continue to explore and develop the climbing in Ogden, UT.

Shane

Where's your home town? Layton City UT.

What got you into climbing? My friends did over 15 years ago. We bought a rope and headed to the local crag.

Where is your favorite climbing area? Little Cottonwood Canyon and Joes Valley will have to duke it out for first place. Both areas are special.

Where is your dream climbing trip? Virgin Gorda! Granite boulders, beaches and bikinis.

What do you do to train for climbing? Climb! I try to eat healthy and rest when my body tells me to, oh, and I climb on the best set routes in the world at The Front Climbing Club!

Other interests? Reading,fly fishing,camping,anything outside.

What is your favorite crag snack? Butterfinger donut and a PBR.

What are some of your notable achievements? Tough question. I cant remember every warmup, project, or for that matter, send. But I do remember the feeling. Every top-out and every high point is an achievement. I'm happy to still be climbing after all these years and plan on never stopping.

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