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    Manager

    Kevin Klim

    Kevin Klim 

    Kevin has been the Climbing Wall Manager since 2008. When he isn't busy teaching classes, serving the students of EWU or spending time with his wonderful wife and three kids, Kevin tries to find time to get in a route or two.

     

    Assistant Managers


    Shane Prostor

    Shane has been climbing for about 5 years, actively participating and pushing personal limits in bouldering, sport, tradition, ice and alpine climbing. He has had the opportunity to develop personal climbing abilities in some of the most amazing destinations throughout the United States and Canada. Shane is also a USA Climbing certified route setter and sets for climbing gyms and universities around the Pacific Northwest.

    Zach Turner

    Zach Turner

    Zach Turner is a Geology major and has been climbing since he was thirteen. He enjoys many different forms of climbing, but finds the most inspiration in alpine. Climbing gives his life new perspectives and he loves to share this passion with others. 

    Chantilly Higbee

    Chantilly Higbee 

    I am a senior here at Eastern, majoring in Environmental Science and Biology. Climbing challenges me in exciting ways, I've never known and it's been a great vessel for me to meet and connect with so many amazing people while getting outside and enjoying the wilderness. My short climbing career began about 3 years ago when I took the Intro to Rock course. I now enjoy fostering the experiences and love for climbing within the EWU community. I also enjoy long hikes, strong coffee, watching documentaries with good company and winding down with a good book at the end of a full day. I look forward to seeing you around the climbing wall!

    Ben Ward

    Ben Ward

    This is Benjamin Ward. He's been climbing for 4 years and has gone from being solely a sport climber to focusing on trad and ice climbing. This is his final year of being a Recreation Management major. Other then rock climbing, he loves climbing mountains and anything related to bicycles. He could survive for months off of gummy bears and Snickers and believes coffee comes straight from heaven. He hopes to see you around EPIC and the climbing wall. Climb on!

    Supervisors

    Anastasia Black

             

    Anastasia Black             

    Anastasia Black is a Criminal Justice Major. She never really rock climbed until she went to College in Fall of 2011. One day she decided to try it and fell madly in love with it! She is now a certified NCWI and loves meeting new climbers at the EWU wall! Anastasia is a local EMT and Ski patroller, but her main goal and dream is to become a K9 police handler. 

    Jakin Fung

    Jakin Fung

    Jakin is currently in his senior year at EWU, studying Recreation Management with a minor in Challenge Course Facilitation. His climbing career began in 2010 when he came to Eastern and tried the sport. Since then he has been competing in the NC3 climbing competitions, helping set routes at the gym, and traveling around to some amazing climbing spots. Jakin's favorite class to teach is climbing clinic because he loves to see others grow in their own climbing.

    Brian Kinder

     Brian Kinder 

    Brian Kinder is a sophomore Exercise Science Pre-Physical Therapy major. He began climbing 2 years ago and is looking forward to the places climbing will take him!

    Chloe Mell

     Chloe Mell 

    Chloë is a junior and has been apart of the eastern climbing community since her freshman year. This will be her second year teaching.

    James Mower

    James Mower 

    James Mower is a Sophmore majoring in Recreation Management. He loves to be in the outdoors and has been climbing for three years.

    Morgan Roggow

    Morgan Lentini

    Morgan Lentini has been working for EPIC Adventures for three years. She started working at the front desk her sophomore year and is currently the student manager there. She was hired spring of her sophomore year to work at the rock wall as a wall supervisor and she is now teaching Intro to Rock Climbing classes as well!  Morgan is a recreational climber at the wall and enjoys going outside when she can. Other activities she enjoys are hiking, reading, school (she is a history major here at EWU) and being with friends. 

    Coby Walsh

    Coby Walsh

    Coby Walsh has been climbing for about 3 or so years now. Most of his experience is in sport climbing but he is gradually getting into multi-pitch trad climbing and alpine climbing. Coby has also done a touch of mountaineering as well. He also enjoys bouldering every now and again. He is a junior and is majoring in Recreation Management.

    Daniel Eik

    Daniel is studying Manufacturing as a senior here at EWU. For the past three years, Daniel has gained experience top roping, sport lead climbing, bouldering, and anchor-building. When he isn't out climbing, Daniel enjoys spending time with friends and playing ultimate frisbee. 

    Marshall Peone

    Marshall is an Earth and Space Science and Secondary Education major with minors in American Indian studies and Geography. He has been climbing on and off since the early 2000's when his high school built a rock wall for its students. He has mostly climbed indoors in the past but has also been able to climb outside on occasion. Marshall enjoys climbing with others and the physical and mental challenges climbing brings him. Marshall also enjoys the sport of rodeo, where he competes in saddle bronc riding. He is the president of the EWU Rodeo club and also competes in the Indian Circuit, college circuit, Pro-west circuit, and Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association.

    Micah Fechner

    Micah is a sophomore here at Eastern. On his first EPIC trip he went climbing at Trail Lake Coulee, and has been hooked ever since. He enjoys biking, snowboarding, and white water rafting as well.


    John Guy

    John is a nursing major here at Eastern. He has been climbing for two years and loves bouldering. John is a memeber of the Climbing Club.  When he is not climbing, he enjoys  playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling, and just experiencing the outdoors.

    Ivy Say

    Ivy is a sophomore majoring in dental hygiene. She fell in love with climbing after going on a climbing trip to Trail Lake Coulee with Epic Adventures. She later joined the Climbing Club of which she became president. She is drawn to the strong sense of community that she has experienced while hanging out at the Climbing Wall. When she is not out climbing with friends, Ivy also enjoys camping.

    Katie Verkovod

    Katie took a rock climbing class just to fill another credit, but by the end of the quarter she knew that she had to keep going. Katie ended up taking nearly all of the rock climbing classes that were offered and joined the climbing club in order to connect with other climbers. She enjoys the challenge and the thrill of climbing and being at height. Katie is studying Recreation Management and Spanish. Someday she wants to travel, work with children and share her passion for the outdoors with others! "Adventure is at the core of my heart."-Katie

    Danielle Hadaway

    Danielle is a Visual Communication Design Major and a sophomore here at EWU. She started climbing in 2012 when she came to eastern and hasn't stopped climbing since. She is now also teaching Into to Rock Climbing classes at the Climbing Wall and is a part of the Climbing Club. Danielle has made life long friends with the staff and climbers at the Wall and hopes to continue to make memories through out her years at EWU.

    Cayla Gleaton

    I am a freshman at EWU and am interested in pursuing a degree in exercise science. I have been climbing for the past two years, both inside and outside of the gym. Over the past few summers I worked as an instructor for kids' climbing camps.  Apart from climbing, I enjoy skiing, running and back packing.

    Jordan Slemmons

    Hello my name is Jordan Slemmons. I am currently a senior here at EWU, and I am majoring in exercise science with a coaching minor.  I am one of the head route setters in our gym and it is something I am extremely passionate about.  I enjoy riding my bicycle everywhere and commuting as much as I can. I love climbing and do a little bit of everything when it comes to styles, but really enjoy bouldering.  When I'm not climbing or riding my bike, I am a movie fanatic and love all things relating to film. I also enjoy playing scrabble, pretending I'm a chef, and hanging out with friends.

     

     

     

    Contact Information

    EPIC Adventures
    150 University Rec Center
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: epicadventures@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.4014

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