• Nash


    Nash, originally from the South, moved to Los Angeles after spending time on Kauai and ten years in San Francisco. He is a man of mystery and power, whose power is only exceeded by his mystery. He picked up climbing nearly a decade ago and knew it was the only activity that would support his caffeine-dependent lifestyle.

  • Kevin

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    While most people climb for sport, Kevin climbs to maintain his complicated relationship with all-you-can-eat sushi buffets. When he’s not climbing, he can often be found practicing the piano, playing Super Smash Bros, or looking for the best ice cream in town. His ultimate goal is to become a Pokémon master.

  • Nick

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    Nick grew up in the Raisin Capital of the world, and has lived up and down California ever since he graduated high school. He’s never been able to settle in one spot, until he moved to LA in April 2016. The culturally diverse and seemingly never-ending jungle that is the LA county is so intriguing to him, his thirst for adventure continues to flourish. When he’s not at the front desk or coaching in the gym, you can find him on public transportation, probably on his way to work or to climb something.

  • Ivanna

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    Ivanna moved to LA in 2017 from the Bay Area to go to graduate school for video game design. Her day consists of drawing, 3D modeling, gaming, and of course…climbing! She started climbing six years ago, immediately became passionate about the sport and doesn’t plan to stop.

  • Justin

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    Justin is an Army brat who lived in six states and two countries by the time he was 13. While living overseas, he won a tour through a famous chocolate factory and later sued the candy maker after he turned Justin’s toes into gummy bears. Please don’t ask him to show you his delicious-tasting feet. Justin’s favorite things include: beer, burritos, and breakfast. Oh yeah, and climbing!

  • Mario

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    I won’t say a hero, ’cause what’s a hero? But there’s a man. Sometimes there’s a man who, well, he’s the man for his time and place. He fits right in there, and that’s Mario, in Los Angeles. Mario Guillen, born and raised in the Land Of Enchantment. Professional guitar builder and avid woodworker. Loves climbing rocks, camping, and a good whiskey.
  • Sydney

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    Sydney escaped the Midwest but wasn’t able to escape the Midwestern accent. Ahhsk her about it. She’s a lover of all things outdoors: hiking, climbing, camping, diving, sitting around a campfire-ing, etc. She’s currently working on her MFA in Film Production at Loyola Marymount University and has found the gym to be a heavenly oasis compared to the disorganized chaos of film school. Her role model is Freddie Mercury, and her favorite candy is Milk Duds.

  • Amelia

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    Amelia holds her B.S. in Kinesiology and is a certified group fitness instructor. At HoBo, you might find her coaching the recreation team, instructing a climbing clinic, or running the women’s climbing night, She Rocks. When she’s not climbing rocks or exploring a new outdoor area, Amelia enjoys testing new recipes and working in her garden. Her life motto is, “Next Adventure!” Be sure to tell her your favorite place to explore the next time you see her.