Coach Jared has been climbing for over 27 years and has helped coach 3 National Champions. He has climbed in 40 states and 7 countries and has participated in over 300 first ascents (mostly at the Red River Gorge). Jared enjoys climbing routes of all styles (traditional crack climbing, sport climbing, bouldering, and ice). He is currently the head route setter at Climb @ Blue Ridge and has been creating climbing routes for 25 years. For many years, Jared actively competed in bouldering and sport climbing competitions. He also set routes and boulder problems for various climbing competitions at the regional and divisional levels for over a decade. When Jared is not climbing, he enjoys whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, and hiking. He is 45 now and excited for the day when his 7 year old daughter, Lucy, will out climb him.