MICHAEL CANO, CFA
Ape Index: Yes, please.
All-Time Favorite Climb: High E
Hidden Talent: Hiding things, like talent.
If your friends were to pick a superhero that is most like you: My brother.
Go-to karaoke song: Purple Rain, duh.
Caffeine method of choice: Its not a choice, its a way of life.
Favorite climbing spot: The Corporate Ladder
Dream Climbing Destination: Whipperville
Go to climbing shoes/chalk: Whatever is in the lost & found.
Favorite Climbing Style: Praying Mantis.
OWNER & HEAD ROUTESETTER
Ape Index: +1
All-Time Favorite Climb: Boulders - Jungle Book, Holy Boulders, IL or Jingus Bells, Hueco, TX; Routes - Orifice Politics, Mt. Lemmon, AZ
If your friends were to pick a superhero that is most like you: Gumby
Go-to karaoke song: No one has Wilco songs for karaoke…
Caffeine method of choice: Boulder Brew on tap at AB!
Favorite climbing spot: Squamish
Dream Climbing Destination: Mallorca, Font, Rocklands
Go to climbing shoes/chalk: 5.10 Moccasyms, La Sportiva Testarossas and Scarpa Vapors
Favorite Climbing Style: All of the above
Ape Index: +1 soaking wet
All-Time Favorite Climb: Nemesis 5.10d, Lukenya Hills, Kenya. Every move on it is the most fun move you'll ever do. Not crazy hard climbing by any means but if this climb kept going all the way to the moon I'd climb to the moon with a big smile on my face:) Added bonus-- On a clear day while clipping the anchors you'll see Mt Kilimanjaro to the left and Mt.Kenya to the right, AND guaranteed to see at least 10 giraffe at any point on route!!
Hidden Talent: My few talents are always on full display.
If your friends were to pick a superhero that is most like you: Michael Skarn
Go-to karaoke song: Anything Garth Brooks
Caffeine method of choice: Black Coffee! Maxwell House, Folgers, Starbucks, Overpriced Hipster Stuff...I'm not picky. Just have it ready at 530 am, and keep it coming til noon.
Favorite climbing spot: Horseshoe Canyon Ranch
Dream Climbing Destination: Red River Gorge
Go to climbing shoes/chalk: Skwaaaaaama
Favorite Climbing Style: Currently sport climbing: 15-30 degree overhanging. Tensiony, with dead-points galore!
FRONT DESK MANAGER
Ape Index: +4
All-Time Favorite Climb: Vile Betrayer at Roger's Park, Dragonfly at Hueco Tanks or Vanilla Sky at Reimer's Ranch
Hidden Talent: Sewing, editing, singing
If your friends were to pick a superhero that is most like you: Iambe the Greek goddess of mirth
Go-to karaoke song: Magic Man by Heart (minus the guitar solo...)
Caffeine method of choice: light roasted espresso with milk
Favorite climbing spot: Hueco Tanks or Joe's Valley
Dream Climbing Destinations: DWS in Mallorca,Spain or islands in Hawaii
Go to climbing shoes/chalk: At the moment Scarpa Instincts & Bison chalk
Favorite Climbing Style: Cave/overhung climbing, usually bouldering
All-Time Favorite Climb: Unknown II (5.10a), Frustration Creek, California
Hidden Talent: speaking Portuguese
If your friends were to pick a superhero that is most like you: Captain Planet
Go-to karaoke song: Toes by Zac Brown Band or Our Song by Taylor Swift
Caffeine method of choice: a shot of espresso or some strong yerba mate
Favorite climbing spot: Frustration Creek, California on a sunny spring evening
Dream Climbing Destination: anywhere that has climbing and fly fishing nearby is a perfect destination
Go to climbing shoes/chalk: Solutions and cheap Petzl chalk
Favorite Climbing Style: anything with big moves
Ape Index: +3
All-Time Favorite Climb: Ultra Mega
Hidden Talent: I can make a ridiculously good Spicy Shoyu Japanese ramen
If your friends were to pick a superhero that is most like you: Mary Poppins
Go-to karaoke song: I don't do karaoke...
Caffeine method of choice: Coconut Oolong hot tea or french press coffee
Favorite climbing spot: Hueco Tanks
Dream Climbing Destination: New Zealand
Go to climbing shoes/chalk: Sportiva Miura VS
Favorite Climbing Style: Bouldering roofs. Controlled movement.
All-Time Favorite Climb: Clockwork Orange 5.11a - Enchanted Rock & Southern Fried 5.10d - Las Cruces, NM
Hidden Talent: I'm a hidden talent (I couldn't think of one)
If your friends were to pick a superhero that is most like you: Spider-Man
Go-to karaoke song: Don't Stop Me Now- Queen
Caffeine method of choice: Black tea
Favorite climbing spot: Reimer's Ranch
Dream Climbing Destination: Somewhere in Japan
Go to climbing shoes/chalk: Skwamas and Friction Labs Gorilla Grip Chalk
Favorite Climbing Style: I love bouldering/top roping equally....but I love when ropes have several deadpoints to make in the route.
Ape Index: +2
Favorite climb: Flashed 5.11+ stemmy lead route in rental shoes at VV St Pete
Hidden talent: Beatboxing
Caffeine: A newfound love of coffee
Favorite climbing spot: Rocktown
Dream climbing destination: Kalymnos, Greece
Climbing shoes/chalk: Endeavor Katana split with Gorilla Grip Friction Labs
Favorite climbing style: Big move bouldering
Ape Index: No idea
All-Time Favorite Climb: All of em
Hidden Talent: Internal tea timer
If your friends were to pick a superhero that is most like you: The Flash
Go-to karaoke song: not applicable
Caffeine method of choice: any
Favorite climbing spot: Yosemite
Go to climbing shoes/chalk: Any I can get my hands on
Favorite Climbing Style: Sport
All-Time Favorite Climb: Dream Thing (11b) in Wye Creek area in Queenstown, NZ. Super fun moves in roof, with an aesthetic crux to pull the lip! A must do!
Hidden Talent: Not many hidden talents, BUT I do have two uvulas
If your friends were to pick a superhero that is most like you:
Go-to karaoke song: Play that Funky Music White Boy
Caffeine method of choice: A toss-up between an espresso or tasty cappuccino!
Favorite climbing spot: Local level: Enchanted Rock
Dream Climbing Destination: Meteora, Greece
Go to climbing shoes/chalk: Scarpa shoes with Bison Performance Chalk
Favorite Climbing Style: Long Multi Pitch routes with beautiful views!
Ape Index: If....... I did this correctly my ape index would be -4 (????) maybe
All-Time Favorite Climb: A climb in Yosemite I did about two years ago. I loved it because it was my first time climbing outside and it was in such a magnificent, beautiful place!!!!!!
Hidden Talent: I've got some sick dance moves
If your friends were to pick a superhero that is most like you: I'd hope it'd be Sabrina the Teenage Witch or her cat Salem
Go-to karaoke song: I'll Be Your Mirror by The Velvet Underground
Caffeine method of choice: Just a good ol' cup of joe please
Favorite climbing spot: Trusty, dusty Reimer's Ranch. I'd like to explore some more places though
Dream Climbing Destination: Dolomites, Italy
Go to climbing shoes/chalk: I've had my trusty Black Diamond Momentum climbing shoes for about two years now and so those have been and will continue to be my favorite. As far as chalk goes, any chalk is good chalk if you're strong enough.
Favorite Climbing Style: Climbing? I don't know what that is. (Jk, I like balancey routes with a lot of hand foot matching).
All-Time Favorite Climb: Any climb that makes me smile
Hidden Talent: I can juggle a soccer ball, and catch it on my neck
Go-to karaoke song: I'm Like a Bird, Nelly Furtado
Caffeine method of choice: Larry's coffee or Blueberry Redbull
Favorite climbing spot: RockBox, Winston Salem NC, The Spot, Boulder CO, and of course Armadillo Boulders.
Dream Climbing Destination: I really want to explore the Yosemite, or just go out of the country and climb.
Go to climbing shoes/chalk: 5.10s and cheap chalk
Favorite Climbing Style: Dynamic