Scott Rohde started climbing as a young child on his family’s road trips to National and State Parks by climbing up on any and all the small boulders he could find. As a teenager, a friend and him pooled their money together, and with one cam and a few stoppers, Scott began climbing trad in the early 1990s. He then began making his first road trips to Hueco Tanks to climb tall multi-pitch routes.
After returning to Hueco Tanks in the early 2000s to climb again, Scott began bouldering and realized the potential of Hueco Tanks. Eventually, he partnered up with Rob Rice as owners of the Hueco Rock Ranch where they held well known events like the Rock Rodeo and Red Bull Rock Jam. In 2012, Scott was presented with an opportunity to continue the existence of the Hueco Rock Ranch by working with the Access Fund and American Alpine Club feeling that the Rock Ranch would have the ability to expand and preserve the nature of climbing through these two organizations.
Scott now climbs hard sport all over the United States, his favorite spots being the Ozarks, New Mexico, and new spots in West Texas. He devotes a lot of his time teaching kids indoor climbing and outdoor climbing to beginners. He also hopes to continue developing new routes in the future.
Favorite pair of Evolvs? Shamans –I get the best performance, best feel, best touch out of this shoe. These are my sending shoes.
Winter or Summer? Winter – I’m definitely a winter climber, and I love the cold. Winter is the best time to climb in the desert in the southwest of the US. Reminds me of all the times I climbed at Hueco Tanks when there was snow on the ground.
Lifetime climbing goals? Ensure the future of climbing by keeping current areas open and accessible, preserving climbing areas by working with State Parks, the Access Fund, etc. and by developing new climbing areas.