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JOSH HAYNES

Program Director
BIO

JOSH HAYNES

Program Director

josh@planetgranite.com

about me

I’ve been climbing for 12 years, and setting for 11 years. I lived in an old ambulance for several years, traveling all over the US, Canada, and Mexico.

I am also a ginger… #gingerpower

Skills

I love the STEEPS! The steeper the climb, the higher the psych.

Height: 5’10
APE Index: negative 1/2″

My Favorite climb, problem or area

I basically lived in Hueco Tanks for years, and will always feel at home there. It definitely has a special place in my heart. I also love Font. It is one of the most magical places I have ever been.

My setting style in three words

Flow, Sustained, Gingerific

ADRIEL

Head Setter
BIO

ADRIEL

Head Setter

about me

Climbing almost 10 years. Route setting for eight. I have enjoyed what climbing has added to my life.

skills

Being able to set fear aside and focus on movement when I need to. Compression.

classes

Lead 1,2 and 3. Private Lessons

height: 6’2
APE Index: +3

My Favorite climb, problem or area

The Bowling Pin Boulder

My setting style in three words

open handed goodness

John

Assistant Head Setter
BIO

John

Assistant Head Setter

About me

John has always followed his bliss and loves how climbing helps him “get his sparkle on” in the same way as meditation. He has a bachelor’s degree in Music Composition, a teacher training cert. in Qigong, and is excited to see how all of his various passions come together to form the masterpiece of his life.

Skills

Power climbing! He really shines on the overhangs and if there’s pinches involved, he’s in Paradise.

Height: 6’0″
APE Index: 6’2″

Your setting style in three words

Challenging, Varied, Fun

Justin

Head Coach | Routesetter
BIO

Justin

Head Coach | Routesetter

about me

I started climbing 8 years ago and haven’t stopped since. Primarily focused on sport climbing and bouldering, I’ve been as far as Thailand in pursuit of my love for the sport. Originally from Monterey, I am new to the area and always happy to meet new people.

skills

My climbing style has evolved into an even mix of dynamic and static movements and I’m always looking to increase the efficiency of my technique and movement. I have a lot of experience adapting sequences to different body types and skill levels so feel free to ask for help!

Classes taught

Lead I: Intro to Lead and Belay Lessons

Sasha Schwartz

Routesetter
BIO

Sasha Schwartz

Routesetter

about me

I have been setting for just over six years. In the day-to-day scheme, the idea for me is to use setting as a way to teach movement skills and the basics of climbing. It is a great creative outlet, and another way in which I like to engage our climbing community. Also Head coach of the PG Belmont Youth Climbing Team.

skills

Sequencing, compression, and technical climbs.

height: 6′

My Favorite climb, problem or area

Smith Rock for sport climbing, and the Tahoe area for bouldering.

My setting style in three words

Flowy, technical, powerful

Nick

Front Desk | Instructor | Rock Monkey/Advanced Team Coach
BIO

Nick

Front Desk | Instructor | Rock Monkey/Advanced Team Coach

Fun Facts

  1. Boneless wings taste better than bone-in wings.
  2. A narwhal horn is actually a tooth growing out of its face.
  3. I use horse shampoo.

Primal Astrology: Squirrel

Position: Coach, Instructor, Setter