August Franzen

August was first exposed to rock climbing on a family vacation in Yosemite National Park, followed by a trip to Estes Park where he climbed the North Face of Longs Peak with KMAC. From those experiences, he was immediately hooked- both on alpine climbing and RMNP. Since then he has climbed across the country-  from […]

Eric Haskell

Eric was born and raised in Colorado. One of his earliest experiences climbing was with KMAC. A strong passion was born and he has been pursing climbs up and down the Rockies ever since. His climbing has taken him from the sandstone towers of the desert to the glaciers of Alaska. Eric spreads his time […]

Dan Gambino

Dan Gambino is originally from Connecticut.  He started rocking climbing with the New Milford Youth Agency at age 9. Connecticut was a bit small, so after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Education from Unity College in Maine in 1996, Dan went out West ending up in Colorado in 1998. In the last three […]

Vanessa Polcari

Vanessa became infatuated with the Rocky Mountains in 2007 while working a summer season in Estes Park. After graduating from The University of Texas at Dallas, she made Estes Park home and began cultivating her mountain adventuring skills. Vanessa finds joy in all outdoor activities including rock climbing, back packing, fly fishing, skiing, yoga and […]

TJ Sanford

TJ recently relocated from his childhood home in Sturgis, Michigan to the mountains of Colorado. He has been active in both athletics and working within communities his whole life. Studying Secondary Education at the University of Michigan, with an emphasis on Mathematics and Spanish, TJ spent much of his time instructing youth, both in the […]

Quinn Brett

Quinn grew up in the icy flat-lands of Minnesota.  She was introduced by chance to rock climbing at a young age and has completely embraced the physical and mental aspects of the sport.  For 20 years she has been traveling the U.S and beyond, exploring summits and valleys.  Climbing, hiking, practicing yoga, and laughing throughout […]

Buster Jesik

A native to the Front Range of Colorado, Buster Jesik began climbing at age 11, and has since made ascents of rock, ice, and alpine routes in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. In his personal climbing, Buster has primary focused on making speed ascents of classic big wall routes in Yosemite, Zion, and […]

Dustin Dyer

Dustin grew up in Evergreen, CO and has been exploring and learning in the mountains ever since. Backpacking and snowboarding have been daily events for him since age four. Both led to a drive to explore ever steeper places and a passion for climbing emerged. What has followed is years of adventures to the steep […]

Harry Kent

Founder/Director Harry Kent has climbed all over the world as professional outdoor adventure guide for close to 45 years.  He and partner Keith Lober were the first Americans to make a winter ascent of the North Face of the Eiger, one of the most challenging climbs in all of Europe at the time. A member […]