Climbing Experience: I began climbing in the early 90's with the Boy Scouts. Climbing has taken me around the world from Thailand to the Himilayas. I've enjoyed all aspects of climbing from bouldering and multi-pitch rope climbing to mountaineering and ice climbing.
Favorite Climbing Style: I'd say that I enjoy Big Wall climbing the most because I love to be thousands of feet off the ground living on the cliff for multiple days in a row, like a vertical backpacking adventure.
Fun Fact: I have a sailboat obsession.
Credentials: AHA First Aid/CPR certfied, I've worked and taught climbing skills in indoor gyms for over 15 years. I have also worked as an outdoor rock climbing mountaineering guide in several states and internationally. I've also summited El Capitan 20 times, twice on my own climbing roped-solo.
Oporations Manager, Program Coordinator
Climbing Experience: 15 years of class IV, 2 year of class V.
Favorite Climbing Style: Sport climbing for sure, but am beginning to be more comfortable leading on traditional gear.
Fun Fact: I used to race track bikes and was a "skate rat" first and foremost. My personality is more reaction and fast paced, that's why I love climbing so much. It is the anti-thesis to bike racing and skateboarding, and forces me to calm down and solve the puzzle, as opposed to using brute force.
Credentials: First Aid and CPR, and Technical Rope Rescue certified. I can also tie my own shoes, as well as my friends.
Facilities Manager / Head Routesetter
Climbing Experience: As a professional athlete with over 20 years of climbing experience I've immersed myself in all aspects of the sport including high profile international climbing competitions, big wall climbs in Yosemite, and guiding 14,000 foot peaks in the Sierra Nevada's. Climbing has taken me far and wide and yet my love for the art of Routesetting has led me here to the Rogue Rock Gym and given me the opportunity to share my passion with this awesome community.
Favorite Climbing Style: For me climbing offers an endless opportunity for exploration. Each discipline offers a unique experience and that experience reflects what it is I'm searching for in that moment of my life. Most often you'll find me bouldering since this form of climbing for me, uniquely condenses the excitement and challenge of the sport sometimes into just a single move. In the moment of that move you can walk the line between the possible and the impossible and hopefully in doing so push your perspective further then it was before.
Fun fact: I love to play bike polo and I'm owned by a parrot.
Credentials: First Aid/CPR certified. AMGA certified Mountain Guide. Avalanche 1 certified.
Youth Instructor / Routesetter
Climbing Experience: Three years of bouldering top rope and sport climbing in gyms and outdoor locations through Oregon and Washington.
Favorite Climbing Style: I don't really have a favorite type of climbing because I love climbing as a whole. The mental and physical challenge that it provides as well as the beautiful locations and fun outdoor loving people that come along with climbing.
Fun Fact: I had a near phobic fear of heights before I started climbing.
Credentials: AHA First Aid/CPR certfied, Southern Oregon University basic climbing course, lead climbing certification from the Rogue Rock Gym
Head Coach / Routesetter
Climbing Experience: : I've been climbing for around nine years. After the first day of climbing I knew I wouldn't be able to stop, Since then I have climbed in Spain,France,Germany,Italy,Sweden and a crag or two in the ol' USA. The plan is to keep climbing as much as possible!
Favorite Climbing Style: I have always enjoyed the raw power and intensity of bouldering. So I am going to have to say that is my favorite. But the mental focus and drive of a long rope climb will come in as a close second.
Fun fact: I love sloths.
Climbing Experience: : One could say I was truly born here at the Rogue Rock Gym because what really matters before I found Rock Climbing? Since then I've done nothing but eat, sleep and breathe climbing.
Favorite Climbing Style: Bouldering of course, since its obviously the purest form of climbing and has nothing to do with the fact that I'm scared of heights
Fun fact: I'm in the top 3% of people who have ever played the Witness...
Credentials: First Aid /CPR certified.
Climbing Experience: I've been climbing for five years and competing for three. I'm currently aspiring to take my climbing to a national level.
Favorite Climbing Style: I really appreciate long technical sport routes because of the focus and almost meditative state your body goes into. My favorite type of climbing movement however are big powerful bouldering moves because of the way they make you feel when you finally stick the move.
Fun Fact: I also love sloths.
Credentials: CPR, Child CPR, AED, and First Aid certified.
Front Desk, Youth Instructor
Climbing Experience: : I’ve been climbing for over ten years. I used to compete at a national level and have won multiple divisional championships. I have been ranked first nationally. I originally started out on the junior program and eventually advanced onto team. I love climbing outdoors especially!
Favorite Climbing Style: I can’t say I have a single favorite style of climbing. I love different things about all different styles. I’d say bouldering and lead climbing are my all time favorite styles. I love the power and strength needed for bouldering, and the adrenaline rush that lead climbing gives me!
Fun fact: I too, love sloths.
Credentials: CPR certified. Lead climb and lead belay certified by Rogue Rock Gym. I coach Everest club and one of our Junior programs.
Tyler "funny man" Seutter
Front Desk /Anything and Everything/Great Shoulder to Lean On
Climbing Experience: : I grew up emulating pro climber Peter Dixon. So naturally I became an amazing rock climber. I was an angsty 16-year-old when I found the inspiration of the other Rogue Staff. Whether it be Matt's mature stature on the wall, Gaur's powerful one arm lock offs, Zenas’s great gear choices, Dylan’s raspy cheering voice, Ezra and Cameron’s unconditional support, or Peters fluid monkey-like movements, I grew inspired by this crew.
Favorite Climbing Style: I really enjoy horizontal climbing, mostly class 1. Some people call this “hiking” but they don't really understand the intensity of class 1 climbing juxtaposed to the typical class 5 climbing grade you often see. .
Fun fact: I'm going to be the first person to climb the Pacific Crest Trail. There’s been hundreds of these so called “Thru-hikers.” However, have you ever met a Thru-CLIMBER? If you haven’t, now’s your chance to say hi!
Credentials: My parents think I am fantastic. In all seriousness, I’m Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified and have spent countless hours learning climbing both inside and outside. Seriously though, my mom thinks I’m great.