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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.

Caleb

Where's your home town? Indianapolis, IN

What got you into climbing? Two buddies, documentary I watched when I was 10 years old, and a trip to Colorado when I was young.

Where is your favorite climbing area? Red River Gorge, KY

Where is your dream climbing trip? El Durado, CO

Other interests? Running, Reading, Riding, and alliteration.

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? My boyfriend brought me into The Front, he had to teach me how to tie a figure 8 knot probably 30 times before I got the hang of it

Where is your favorite climbing area? St. George or Moab, basically anywhere with sandstone

Where is your dream climbing trip? Fontainebleu

Other interests? Snowboarding, hiking, camping, backpacking, anything that involves the outdoors, good tunes and good company.

What is your favorite crag snack? An ice cold grape gatorade and a big bag of doritos

What are some of your notable achievements? I had reconstructive spinal surgery - I have 2 titanium rods and 26 screws back there, and I'm still able to do everything that I love!

Jess

Where's your home town? From Philly but my family moved to western NC when I was a kid. So I guess both in a way.

What got you into climbing? I studied Geology in school and I always liked climbing up outcrops and scrambling along mountainsides; however, I seriously got into climbing after moving to Ogden a few years ago. Why not, lots of cool places to go check out near town and road trips are always fun to go explore areas.

Where is your favorite climbing area? Anywhere with a great view. Love the Tetons.

Where is your dream climbing trip? It would be fun to take time to explore and climb Denali or Matterhorn.

Other interests? Cooking, knitting, off-roading, anything outdoors, hunting and traveling.

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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