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Staff Profiles

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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.

BillyJack

What got you into climbing? I was always curious about climbing as a kid because of my dirtbag climbing uncle. It was mostly the local college rec wall.

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

Where is your dream climbing trip? Spend 6 months traveling around the US hitting all the major trad areas i.e. The Gunks, J Tree, Yosemite etc. Thats a hard question to answer though.

Other interests? Magic, Cello, Training for climbing, Skiing.

What is your favorite crag snack? Maple Bar.

What are some of your notable achievements? Jah Man-Sister Superior Group in Moab. Some FAs around locally in Ogden. I'm a certified single pitch instructor through the AMGA.

Cameron

What got you into climbing? I started climbing in the gym about four years ago and then went outside with a coworker shortly after. Since then it's kind of taken over my life.

Where is your favorite climbing area? Little Cottonwood Canyon!

Where is your dream climbing trip? I would love to go to Rockland in South Africa or Fontainebleau in France.

What do you do to train for climbing? I mostly just climb. I've been throwing in some hang boarding and campus board work lately though.

Other interests? Hiking, canyoneering, anything outside.

What is your favorite crag snack? Clif bars. Too many clif bars.

Dan

Where's your home town? I was born and raised in Akron, OH.

What got you into climbing? My friend Jen Matelko took me to the New River Gorge and I was hooked.

Where is your favorite climbing area? The New River Gorge.

Where is your dream climbing trip? I would love to climb in South Africa.

Other interests? Working with children, hiking, alpine climbing, biking, and cooking

Demi

What got you into climbing? Living in the mountains

Where is your favorite climbing area? LCC

Where is your dream climbing trip? Fontainebleu

Other interests? snowboarding, camping, hiking, mountain biking, being outside

What is your favorite crag snack? doritos

What are some of your notable achievements? I've broken almost every bone in my body

Dylan

Where's your home town? Ogden, Utah

What got you into climbing? My dad was a climber, so I just fell into it.

Where is your favorite climbing area? That's a hard one. I love Little Cottonwood for trad and the bouldering, but Smith Rocks in Oregon has some amazing sport routes.

Where is your dream climbing trip? The Road Trip" Starting in Boulder, Colorado driving into Moab, Joe's Valley, Moe's Valley, Red Rocks, Joshua Tree, Bishop, up the coast to Smith Rocks, and finish in Squeamish.

Other interests? A great coffee and photography!

Jorian

Where's your home town? I have lived in Ogden since I was 7 so this is practically my hometown. I was born in San Antonio, Texas then moved to Springville, Missouri then came to Ogden, Utah.

What got you into climbing? I saw people at Weber climbing on their little rock wall and decided to give it a shot. I have been into climbing since then.

Where is your favorite climbing area? For sport climbing, my favorite area has been Smith Rock, Oregon. And for bouldering, I would have to say Joes Valley was my favorite.

Where is your dream climbing trip? I would have to say Rocklands would be my dream climbing trip.

Lillian

Where's your home town? Born in California, but call Seattle home.

What got you into climbing? My roommate in college. We used to climb in the mornings to de-stress. It's hard to concentrate on much else when you're riding an adrenaline rush.

Where is your favorite climbing area? So far, it's the New River Gorge in West Virginia.

Where is your dream climbing trip? I think it's be fun to head to Europe for a bouldering tournament in some of Europe's old cities; you'd get to hang out with locals and urban climbers from many different cultures, and get up and personal with the cities themselves.

Other interests? Most outdoor activities, cooking and, nature education.

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).

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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