Although Denver is a historical hub for climbers in Colorado, our Denver Chapter is a brand new endeavor in 2016. The Denver crew is psyched to reach out to the roots of the AAC and climbing community in the Denver area, as well as engaging the burst of new and emerging climbers from a host of new gyms. With it's close proximity to every type of climbing imaginable, the Denver area is a climbers dream!
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Meet the Denver Chapter Chairs:
Nate discovered climbing while attending college in the Southeast. The hobby quickly became an obsession and soon his entire life was packed into a westbound Honda Civic. Nate met Casey, his much better half, through climbing connections while living in Fort Collins and the two have become a lean, mean adventure machine. From bouldering to mixed climbing, deserts to high alpine, Nate enjoys all of climbing’s disciplines and loves the amazing places we get to play in.
Casey first learned to appreciate how an outdoor experience was enhanced by the beauty of the place growing up in the desert of Arizona. When it came time to head to college, the opportunity to move to Colorado and explore a new place was an easy choice. There she learned to climb in a Fort Collin’s gym and met Nate, who has become both her mentor and lifetime partner in adventure. She’s been a dirtbag climber and a weekend warrior, and she’s always looking to expand her repertoire of hobbies and push her boundaries.
Bethany is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to Denver in 2010 after completing her degree as a Physical Educator. She runs the Adventure Program at Eaglecrest High School and works as an instructor for Big City Mountaineers in the summers. During the school year, she also coaches the high school's climbing team and district mountain biking team. When not working with kids, Bethany can be found exploring somewhere in her van, Penny. She's probably skiing, climbing, mountain biking, dreaming up some adventure, or managing her small non-profit organization Iron Belles.
Jonathan grew up on the east coast and cut his teeth winter camping in New England. In 2003 he moved to Colorado to be closer to the mountains and pursue his passion of climbing in the alpine. When not spending time with his wife and 2 kids he can be found climbing rock, ice, and mixed.
Collin is originally from Dallas, Texas and has been climbing in Colorado for the last 10 years. He started climbing in the mountains of Colorado in 1994 with a summit of the Wetterhorn with his father. While at Texas Tech University he started guiding climbing and kayaking trips at the student run Outdoor Pursuits Center. Upon graduation he moved to Colorado in 2007 to raft guide on the Arkansas River and work winter jobs in places like Winter Park and Breckenridge. When not climbing Collin can be found ski mountaineering, mountain biking, rafting, and fly fishing with his wife Maegan.