STAFF

 
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Charles

Charles has been climbing for a decade plus. He also enjoys mountaineering above the tree line, ice climbing, hiking, and running the gym.

Front Desk Manager, Marketing Manager

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Cody

Cody's love for rock-climbing, particularly on Southern Sandstone, began over a decade ago in Eastern Kentucky.  He strives to keep people stoked about climbing while helping them reach their full fitness potential. Cody views coaching as an outlet to give back to the community, where he looks forward to being part of the growing climbing culture here in Coastal North Carolina. Cody is an AMGA certified Climbing Wall Instructor, USAclimbing Level 1 route setter, W.F.R, and Leave No Trace Master Educator.

Head Route Setter, Climbing Coach, Climbing Wall Instructor

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Heather

Heather started climbing at the start of her freshman year at The Ohio State University, but her passion for climbing really began with climbing trees when she was younger. She finds her passion for climbing is best demonstrated when teaching others. She is the lead instructor of the newest generation of climbers in the Young Aspiring Climbers program. She also enjoys setting routes here and teaching the Intro to Top Roping Course—where she can help create new “belay-tionships” in the gym. She is an AMGA Certified Climbing Wall Instructor in Lead and Top Rope, as well as a Wilderness EMT.​

Climbing Wall Instructor

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Shannon

Shannon's love of travel landed her in Wilmington, where she was thrilled to find WRG. Shannon harnessed her teaching expertise while working at Ramstein Outdoor Recreation in Germany. She has also taught scuba diving and ice diving. 

Climbing Wall Assistant

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Jack

Jack grew up in Rye, New York and graduated from Elon University in 2015 with a degree in Sport & Event Management. While at Elon he played for four years and served as Senior Captain and Vice President of the Club Lacrosse Team. After graduating Jack moved to Kenya to teach baseball with a nonprofit, Baseball4Africa. While in Africa he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Jack rediscovered his passion for climbing in the fall of 2017 while spending a few months in Bend, Oregon. You can find Jack surfing most days when he isn't working or climbing at the Wilmington Rock Gym.

Climbing Wall Assistant

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Sergio

Sergio was introduced to climbing in Carlsbad California during his time in the Navy. What started out as a hobby on the west coast turned into a passion on the east coast, thanks to a small, family-like atmosphere right here in Wilmington Rock Gym. Since 2017, Sergio has been developing his skills as a well-rounded climber with the help of a few key mentors. His appreciation for the climbing community and those who came before him inspires his desire to give back in the form of route setting, coaching, mentoring and being a good climbing partner. He looks forward to mentoring the next generation of climbers. 

Climbing Coach, Route Setter

“I've tried many sports, but climbing is the best. The beauty of this sport is that no matter how good you get, you can always find a way to challenge yourself.”

Randy Leavitt, La Sportiva Pro Climber