welcome desk staff

These should be the first smiling faces you see when you enter the facility, and the welcoming voices you hear when calling Rock Out Climbing Gym!

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Summer

Summer has been with rock out climbing gym since we opened in june of 2017!  when not wearing her favorite color "rock out orange", you can find her in a pair of lA sportiva tarantula's and carrying her 8b+ chalk bucket "herman" FILLED WITH FRICTION LABS UNICORN DUST (not pictured...) summer has just started setting routes and WE CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT SHE PUTS UP NEXT!

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Taressa

Taressa has not only been working the welcome desk and retail area, but has also been learning the trade of route setting at rock out.  she can be found usually climbing on the slab wearing her boreal diabolo's and carrying a different chalk bag every day (she has a small issue with chalk bags... she wants them all) you always know when she is working because her playlists truly rock!

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Jacob

JACOB STARTED AS A MEMBER AT ROCK OUT CLIMBING GYM, AND SINCE HE WAS THERE ALL THE TIME ANYWAY, WE GAVE HIM AN ORANGE SHIRT AND PUT HIM TO WORK!  JACOB CAN BE FOUND WEARING A SWEET PAIR OF EVOLV X-1 AND OCCASIONALLY CARRYING A BRIGHT PINK CHALK BAG (NO JUDGEMENTS HERE...)

management TEAM

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KEN

OWNER / ROUTE SETTER

 Climbing since 2007, Ken has climbed at facilities all over the world.  He is an Air Force Navigator with over 1,000 flight instructor hours and over 10 years instructing at formal training units.  

 Ken started climbing while involved in scouting and is an Eagle Scout.  He began gym climbing in New Mexico in 2007 at Stone Age Climbing Gym.  He is a National Outdoor Leadership School Certified Outdoor Educator and Leave No Trace Master Instructor. 

 Ken has been under the tutelage of Josh learning Route Setting since Rock Out Climbing Gym opened in 2017.  Although you can usually find him in the back office paying bills, occasionally you will spot him wearing a pair of climbing shoes and a smile!      

  

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JOSH

MANAGER / HEAD ROUTE SETTER / INSTRUCTOR

 The first time Josh walked into a climbing gym in 2000 he was instantly hooked.  He was labeled a "gym rat" right from the start! For the next three years, all he did was breath chalk dust, eat cliff bars and climb on plastic.  His motivation was and still is unsurpassed.
  He soon started making up boulder problems to keep himself psyched.  Without ever picking up a wrench or tap, his routes were loved by the community.  That gym owner then took him as a protege and started showing him the basics of "good" course setting.
  With a strong foundation under his belt, he started venturing out on his own to areas in the Northeast like Rumney, NH and the Gunks in NY.  Through the next couple of years he would find his forte in bouldering.  Places like Hueco Tanks, TX and Rocktown, GA brought his bouldering and routesetting to the next level.
  Josh is a CWI Instructor/Provider, and a USA Climbing Level-1 Setter.  He finds his passion in setting and coaching for the next generation of climbers, as they use their mind and body to find solutions to the world class routes here at Rock Out Climbing Gym!