Team Coach, Route Setter, Instructor

Rich has been climbing about as long as rocks have existed. Starting his climbing career in New York he eventually moved to the West for the vast amounts of rock and more days of sunshine. After settling in Santa Fe in 1995 he began developing a lot of the classic crags surrounding the area including El Rito, The Dungeon, and Las Conchas. When Rich isn’t hobbling around the gym setting, coaching, or climbing you can find him playing music, making huge bike jumps, or bolting more routes on some obscure rock face. We asked him what his favorite climbs are and he just said that there are too many to remember.