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STAFF

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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. 

General Manager

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Hannah

Hannah started climbing when she was 18 and living in Colorado. Her love of the water landed her in Wilmington where she found her new climbing home at Wilmington Rock Gym. Now she uses her bubbly personality and love for climbing to inspire our next generation of climbers in the Young Aspiring Climbers program. She also enjoys teaching the Intro to Top Roping Course and is learning to set routes. When she's not at the gym you can probably find her doing yoga on the beach.

Manager, Kids Climbing Instructor, Assistant Coach

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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, Head Climbing Coach, Climbing Wall Instructor

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Grace

Originally from Brevard NC, Grace has been a competitive climber and coach for over ten years. Before joining Wilmington Rock Gym, she worked as an REI climbing guide in Seattle, Washington and assistant head coach for Edgeworks-Tacoma’s competitive climbing team. 

Outside of climbing, she enjoys whitewater kayaking and backpacking in Western NC. 

Coach, Front Desk Assistant

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Wade

Wade developed his love for climbing in one of WRG's Summer Clinics in 2019. He is now on the Climbing Team and a staff member. He assists with the Young Aspiring Climbers classes and is a staff belayer for events.

Climbing Wall Assistant, Assistant Instructor

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Ben

Ben attended a Young Aspiring Climbers class in 2021 and fell in love with climbing. He is now on the WRG Climbing Team and a member of our staff. He also assists with the Young Aspiring Climbers classes.

Climbing Wall Assistant, Assistant Instructor

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Ben

“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

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