Here are many of the friendly faces that will greet you on your next visit to Übergrippen! We are all here to make your experience better — we hope you will always reach out to us with any comments or suggestions!

Check out our Yoga & Fitness Instructors page and Youth Program Coaches page to meet more staff members.


 Jake and Kim

(Crag Owners)

Local residents, Jake & Kim, opened ÜG in 2017 so that they could bring climbing to the neighborhood that they have lived in since 2007.  They wanted their neighbors and surrounding NE Denver and Aurora community to have access to the sport that brought them together while studying at CSU in Fort Collins. Climbing is in their mind one of the best activities to bring families and friends together!

Hometown:

Albuquerque, NM (Jake)

Denver (Kim, Born and Raised)

Favorite Style of Climbing:

Stemmy dihedrals (Jake)

Climbing with my 3 Sons (Kim)

Climbing Since:

1993’ish (Jake), 1995 (Kim)

Favorite Crag: Übergrippen

Other Likes: Skiing, camping, travel, mountain biking, summer nights on the patio with friends


 Dom

(General Manager)

Hometown:

Southington, CT

At ÜG Since: 5/2017

Climbing Since: 2009

Favorite Style of Climbing:

Fast and light!

Favorite Crag:

Lumpy Ridge

Other Likes: Craft Beer, Dogs, Adaptive Climbing Programs

Favorite Thing About Working At ÜG:

The people in Denver, and always having a climbing partner.


 Sarah

(Director of Programs)

Hometown:

Tustin, CA

At ÜG Since: 5/2017

Climbing Since: 2006

Favorite Style of Climbing:

Sport

Favorite Crag: Ten Sleep

Other Likes: Yoga, Gymnastics, ZeroWaste

Favorite Thing About Working At ÜG:

#funnythingskidssay


Osiris

(Head Route Setter)

Alias: OG, Sy,

Hometown:

At ÜG Since: 3/2017

Climbing Since: 

Favorite Style of Climbing:

Favorite Crag:

Other Likes:

Favorite Thing About Working At ÜG:


Suzu

(Director of Teams)

Hometown:

At ÜG Since: 5/2017

Climbing Since: 

Favorite Style of Climbing:

Favorite Crag:

Other Likes:

Favorite Thing About Working At ÜG:


Chad

(Senior Setter, Team Coach)

Alias: The Machine

Hometown: Thornton

At ÜG Since: 5/2017

Climbing Since: He was a kid.

Favorite Style of Climbing:

Favorite Crag:

Other Likes:

Favorite Thing About Working At ÜG:


Brian

(Director of Member Relations)

Hometown:

At ÜG Since: 5/2017

Climbing Since: 

Favorite Style of Climbing: Trad is Rad

Favorite Crag:

Other Likes: Slacklines,

Favorite Thing About Working At ÜG:


Ryan

(Event Manager)

Hometown: San Diego, CA

At ÜG Since: 5/2017

Climbing Since: 2013

Favorite Style of Climbing: Pebble wrestling

Favorite Crag: Hueco Tanks

Other Likes: Pizza, 7/11 hot dogs, and more pebble wrestling.

Favorite Thing About Working At ÜG:

The people I get to meet.


Evan

(Assistant Crag Manager)

Hometown: Branson, Missouri

At ÜG Since: 9/2017

Climbing Since: 2007

Favorite Style of Climbing:

That’s a really hard one to answer…

Favorite Crag:

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch Baby!

Other Likes: My wife, backpacking, ultimate Frisbee.

Favorite Thing About Working At ÜG:

The people!


Lora

(Fitness Coordinator and Lead Yoga Instructor)

Hometown: Parkersburg, WV

At ÜG Since: 2/2017

Climbing Since: 2017

Favorite Style of Climbing: Top Rope

Favorite Crag: Ubergrippen

Other Likes: Yoga, Barre, Biking, Hiking, Camping, My two sons, Mountains, Avocados

Favorite Thing About Working At ÜG: Everything!


Chaley

(Youth Program Coordinator and Camp Director)

At ÜG Since: 5/2017

Climbing Since: 2011

Favorite Style of Climbing:

Slab

Favorite Crag:

Vedauwoo

Other Likes:

Art, Dance, Friendship, Beer.

Favorite Thing About Working At ÜG:

The kids!


Heidi

(Director of Chalk Bags)

Hometown: Colorado Springs

At ÜG Since: 6/2017

Climbing Since: 2015

Favorite Style of Climbing: Bouldering

Favorite Crag: Übergrippen!

Other Likes: Riding my bike, Dogs, Food (but mostly desert)

Favorite Thing About Working At ÜG:

My coworkers!


Scott

(Shift Lead & Climbing Instructor)

Hometown:

Denver, CO

At ÜG Since: 8/2017

Climbing Since: 2007

Favorite Style of Climbing:

Sport climbing

Favorite Crag:

The Sun Bowl

Other Likes: Tiny homes, reading

Favorite Thing About Working At ÜG:
The community!


Jackson

(Crag Staff & Climbing Instructor)

Hometown: Hillsdale, NJ

At ÜG Since: 1/2018

Climbing Since: 2014

Favorite Style of Climbing: Techy & vertical

Favorite Crag: Clear Creek

Other Likes: Just climbing…and art stuff

Favorite Thing About Working At ÜG:

Teaching new climbers!


 Sam

(Crag Staff & Climbing Instructor)

Hometown:

Trenton, ME

At ÜG Since: 1/2017

Climbing Since: 2016

Favorite Style of Climbing: Sport

Favorite Crag: Avalon

Other Likes: Tabamina, Travel, Trekking.

Favorite Thing About Working At ÜG:

Meeting new people.


 ETHAN

(Crag Staff & Climbing Instructor)

Hometown: 

At ÜG Since: 1/2018

Climbing Since: 2015

Favorite Style of Climbing: Multi-Pitch or Alpine Ascents

Favorite Crag: Devil’s Head

Other Likes: Standing on top of big rocks

Favorite Thing About Working At ÜG: Being around other like minded individuals who are inspired by climbing and inspire others.


 Tommy

(Crag Staff & Climbing Instructor)

Hometown: East Windsor, NJ

At ÜG Since: July 2017

Climbing Since: 2008

Favorite Style of Climbing: Bouldering, Alpine

Favorite Crag: Clear Creek Canyon

Other Likes: Snowboarding, Hiking

Favorite Thing About Working At ÜG:

 The Local Climbing Community

 Laura, AKA Lala

(Crag Staff & Climbing Instructor)

Hometown: Bogotá, Colombia

At ÜG Since: 3/2018

Climbing Since:  2/2017

Favorite Style of Climbing: As long as I’m off the ground, I’m happy.

Favorite Crag: I’ll tell you when I’ve climbed everywhere.

Other Likes: Dancing, reading, hiking, sleeping in hammocks… pretty much just being alive.

Favorite Thing About Working At ÜG:  THE PEOPLE. My goodness my coworkers and all the members fill my life with joy.


Caleb

(Crag Staff & Climbing Instructor)

Hometown: Connifer, CO

At ÜG Since: 1/2018

Climbing Since: 2014

Favorite Style of Climbing: Outdoor Sport

Favorite Crag: Shelf Road

Other Likes: Snowboarding, hiking 14ers, fire twirling, growing food everywhere

Favorite Thing About Working At ÜG: Having a blast with kids and hanging with all the cool climbing cats