Possibly in May! Be ready climbers! #roc

Anderson Guthrie

Front Desk Associate

Question Mark??? 


~Bio written by Eric Johnson


Rhianna Welch

Front Desk Associate

Arctic Monkeys vibe 24/7.  Can put down some chicken nuggies (current record 6).  Got her pilot's license just to flex.  "Y'all take it easy"

~Bio written by Eric Johnson

Possibly in May! Be ready climbers! #roc

Quinn Morrison

Routesetting Team

Visited the gym more times than anyone before he was hired.  A world record dead lift champion and pretty decent football player.  We like keeping this guy around, but good luck getting him to smile at your jokes.

~Bio written by Carrie Machen

Eric Gifford

Favorite Guest Routesetter

25+ years of climbing with a couple spent in MMA.  The only man that could choke you out, set a V14 and flash it all under 30 seconds.  This Mexican food crusher loves all things furry.

~Bio written by Dillon Machen


Dillon Machen


Dubbed our "best climber with the biggest ego."  From his startup hold business to consistently losing the golf cart keys (aw nuts :/ ), there's never a dull moment with Dillon.

~Bio written by Chloe Ledford


Josh Reyes

Routesetter, Coach

He has probably climbed longer than you've been alive.  Beta?  Who needs it, when you're fueled by his wife's chicken salad.  All around good guy, even better climber.

~Bio written by Eric Johnson

Jay Watson

Ambassador, Routesetter, Coach

Jay Watson is a world class competitor, one of many locals who helped Horse Pens 40 get started in bouldering and is obviously one of the best boulderers in the world.  

~Bio written by Mike Shultz circa 2008


Micah Prickett

Head Routesetter

AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor

"I'm back, did ya miss me?" Gadsden's only Alpaca athlete and our #1 head setter!  The canyon is his baby.  Currently projecting 14a.

~Bio written by Eric Johnson


Nathan Starzl

Front Desk Associate, Party Host

Tall.  Curly hair.  Soccer 

~Bio written by Eric Johnson


Eric Johnson

Front Desk Associate, Instructor, Comedian

He is slightly obsessed with his FJ, monthly tattoos, and beating people in Words with Friends.  What his hair looks like is a mystery because you will always find him in a hat.

~Bio written by Maggie Grizzard


Stacey Coker

SUP Guide

Stacey has been riding paddle boards for 5 years and is most popular for his SUP & SIP tour.  As a guide he will help you find your center while on the water.  In addition to paddling, he is an avid mountain biker and hunter. 

~Bio written by Kate Wilson


Krystin Baird

SUP Yoga Guide

A RYT 200 yoga teacher and dance instructor.  This is her second season guiding SUP tours.  Not widely known, she used to carry Tabasco in her purse.  She loves the spiciest things!

~Bio written by Carrie Machen

Kate Wilson

Owner, Group Fitness Instructor, Financial Director

Devoted wife and mom of 2, Co-owner of GadRock.  You will often find her coaching a fitness class or running like a gazelle around Gadsden training for her next race like the energizer bunny sporting a huge smile on her face.

~Bio written by Valerie Ulrich

Carrie Machen

Owner, SUP Guide, Coach, Director of all things awesome

Professional life juggler, dream pursuer, knee abuser and beer connoisseur with a contagious laugh!  She opened a climbing gym to support her Mexican food addiction with the side benefit of changing the community.  Tacos for life!

~Bio written by Josh Reyes