Lyn Barraza
My life as a climbing addict began May 2001 at Berkeley Ironworks. In the ensuing years, my love of climbing has taken me to some of the most magical (Fontainbleau forest) and the most mundane (Indian Rock, Berkeley) climbing areas in the world. Although I enjoy climbing in all its forms, bouldering is my passion and most weekends will find me in Yosemite wandering the valley floor, climbing one of the proud blocs or searching for that next amazing line.



Jeffrey has been climbing for thirteen years, throughout western North America and abroad. Jeffrey's formal education is in painting and drawing. When not here at Ironworks Jeffrey is out beach combing, sailing, diving, kayaking or otherwise engaged in numerous outdoor pursuits.



Michelle likes cats. She is a vegan. She doesn't own a car. If you can't find her behind the desk at BIW or at REI... good luck. She is probably backpacking the JMT or scuba diving off the coast of Bali or climbing in Rocklands or raving in London or ____________. 

Your guess is as good as ours. 



Hailing from the booming metropolis of Sacramento, then swinging through SLO and then San Jose, Ryan has called the East Bay home since 2008 and shows no signs of leaving. Primarily a boulderer, Ryan enjoys all types of climbing as well as the traveling that comes with it. He has crushed in 4 continents, but don't worry about waiting hear about his travels, hang around him for long enough and egomaniacal bragging is sure to follow. 

Did you know he sent Thriller?

Ready to meet the nicest man the world has ever known? 
Seriously. Are you? Well then saunter on into Ironworks and prepare to be greeted by the one and only Jarome. 

Ben's been climbing for 3 years now and he's got no intention of stopping ever.  When he's not coaching the BIW Teen Team or working the desk he's probably slammed with school work getting his degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCB.  All the free time he can get, Ben spends climbing.  It doesn't matter what it is, just point and say "Go climb that" and he'll give it a whirl.  His favorite type of climbing is when he's scared silly on gear.


There are only two things in this world that Jessica needs in her life—climbing and ice cream. With both, she is perfectly content so it is no surprise that her idea of the perfect day is climbing anywhere outside followed by a refreshing bowl of strawberry ice cream. 



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