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MICHAEL RYAN

CLIMBING GUIDE & INSTRUCTOR
METROROCK VERMONT

 

Mike started climbing when he was 11 with his scouting troop at Smith Rock in Oregon.  Climbing was a casual hobby until college at the University of Oregon where Mike got a Certificate in the Outdoor Leadership Program (along with a Bachelors in English) by taking a ton of climbing related classes.

After college Mike got a job at the Portland Rock Gym and has worked in the climbing industry for 10 years.  He has done every job imaginable in a gym, from birthday parties and camps to lead clinics and guiding.  Mike is a Climbing Wall Instructor and Single Pitch Instructor through the AMGA.

Mike moved to Vermont with his wife, Stephanie, for her residency at UVM in 2015.  Mike is an Assistant Manager and guides for MetroRock.  Mike loves teaching climbing skills and bringing new people to the sport.  When he is not climbing Mike enjoys LARPing, board games and keeping his 1-year-old son out of trouble.