From a very young age, Aaron was drawn to the vertical world. It started off with climbing the side railings of staircases, and playground structures. From there, he broadened his horizons to the world of trees. It wasn’t until his late teens that he was introduced to the magical world of rock climbing, but as soon as he was, there was no turning back. With the doors flung open to the endless possibilities and challenges, his passion for the sport grew.
Now, 20 years later, the passion is strong as ever, fueling him to climb, route set, and coach. Over the years, he has travelled extensively all over Canada and the U.S. to search out beautiful climbing destinations. Being an athlete from a young age, his competitive nature also drew him to competitions ‐ from lead to speed to bouldering.Fascinated by the movement of climbing, he got into route setting. He found he was drawn to the creativeness and choreography of it, so much so, that he made that his profession. As all climbers love to share their passion, so did Aaron, and so he got into coaching. He also started a blog to help newer climbers (and seasoned veterans) break past barriers by improving their movement.
Still very much in love with the sport, Aaron hopes to be able to continue to help grow the sport and climb for years to come.
What’s in your fridge right now? Homemade burgers
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? A backflip
What is your first memory of being really psyched? When I was learning how to ride a bike, my dad used to hold the seat and run behind me as I was learning how to
balance. I remember being super psyched when I first managed to do it on my own
and ride faster than my dad could run. The feeling however was short lived, as I
looked back at my dad and rode my bike into the side of a car that was parked across