After returning from a weekend trip from San Diego where she got fake tips put on her nails, her first adventure to Mission Cliffs with her friend left her scratching at the walls. She had such a great time that she went home and tore off the tips and begged her friend to take her climbing again -The rest is history…SHE WAS HOOKED! Donna has been with the gym for 9 years and has really enjoyed working with the community and assisting the diverse clients at Mission Cliffs.
Frank (he/him)Desk Staff
Frank started climbing when hip belays were the standard technique in belaying. Frank was one of the original members of the gym, and has long been a staple behind the front desk.
Emily (she/her)Desk Staff
Emily first went to Mission Cliffs for a friend’s birthday party while she was growing up in the city. She played other sports as a child, but when she went to college she made some friends who started to take her climbing. While Mission Cliffs is number one in her heart she fondly remembers going to Casa Boulders in Santiago when she used to live there. Even though she has been climbing on and off, she still considers herself a baby climber, so she tries to encourage and assist new climbers.
Patrick (He/Him)Desk Staff
Patrick grew up in the sunny/smoggy City of Angels and moved to the unpredictable foggy cold weather of SF recently. He rekindled his love of climbing a few years ago after a long hiatus playing other sports like volleyball and softball. When he is not chuffin on boulders and 5.11s he is probably tending to his 50+ plants. If you have a plant question he probably has your plant answer. Climbing beta 10% Plant beta 90%.
His name is Angel and he comes from a little cow town called Davis, CA. He joined the climbing community back in 2018 and now he can’t stop climbing. I guess you could say bouldering is his first love. You can catch him taking long beautiful walks with his dog, climbing, or eating tons of food.
Dan has been a staple at Mission Cliffs since 2015. You’ve probably taken a lead class with him, and maybe, if you’re lucky, had a conversation about his Transformers collectibles.