MEET THE DILLOS

MICHAEL CANO, CFA  OWNER/GENERAL MANAGER  Ape Index: +2, maybe.  All-Time Favorite Climb: High Exposure - Gunks, Haute Cuisine - Lower Pecos  Hidden Talent: Roasting Prime Rib  If your friends were to pick a superhero that is most like you: My brother.  Go-to karaoke song: Purple Rain.  Caffeine method of choice: Coffee. Natural process Ethiopian.  Favorite climbing spot: The Corporate Ladder and Squamish, BC  Dream Climbing Destination: Squamish….and dreams come true.  Go to climbing shoes/chalk: Dragos and TC Pros. BamBam FrictionLabs.  Favorite Climbing Style: Praying Mantis and trying hard.

MICHAEL CANO, CFA

OWNER/GENERAL MANAGER

Ape Index: +2, maybe.

All-Time Favorite Climb: High Exposure - Gunks, Haute Cuisine - Lower Pecos

Hidden Talent: Roasting Prime Rib

If your friends were to pick a superhero that is most like you: My brother.

Go-to karaoke song: Purple Rain.

Caffeine method of choice: Coffee. Natural process Ethiopian.

Favorite climbing spot: The Corporate Ladder and Squamish, BC

Dream Climbing Destination: Squamish….and dreams come true.

Go to climbing shoes/chalk: Dragos and TC Pros. BamBam FrictionLabs.

Favorite Climbing Style: Praying Mantis and trying hard.

 
Joe Kreidel  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

Joe Kreidel

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

ANDREW ANDRESS  OPERATIONS MANAGER  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!

ANDREW ANDRESS

OPERATIONS MANAGER

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!

KORINA SCANLON  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

KORINA SCANLON

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

TC HEYDON  YOUTH PROGRAMS COORDINATOR  Ape Index: +1  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

TC HEYDON

YOUTH PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

Ape Index: +1

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

JANA CRAWFORD  YOUTH COACH  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.

JANA CRAWFORD

YOUTH COACH

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.

BRANDON MARTINEZ  Ape Index: +1  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.

BRANDON MARTINEZ

Ape Index: +1

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.

NOAH BENSON  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  Dream Climbing Destination: New Zealand  Go to climbing shoes/chalk: Any I can get my hands on  Favorite Climbing Style: Sport

NOAH BENSON

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

Dream Climbing Destination: New Zealand

Go to climbing shoes/chalk: Any I can get my hands on

Favorite Climbing Style: Sport

DAVID MATALON  Ape Index: +1  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!

DAVID MATALON

Ape Index: +1

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!

JONATHANIEL ASISTENTE  Ape Index: +4.5  All-Time Favorite Climb: Hanks Right at Gus Fruh up in Austin  Hidden Talent: Mediocre at cooking  If your friends were to pick a superhero that is most like you: Nightcrawler  Go-to karaoke song: Small World by Mac Miller  Caffeine method of choice: Injected straight into the veins  Favorite climbing spot: Flatirons, CO  Dream Climbing Destination: Deepwater soloing in Spain & Roof climbing at the Red River Gorge, KY  Go to climbing shoes/chalk: FiveTen Hiangles & Acros Orange, Friction Labs Bam Bam  Favorite Climbing Style: Any roof climbing, or dynamic and powerful

JONATHANIEL ASISTENTE

Ape Index: +4.5

All-Time Favorite Climb: Hanks Right at Gus Fruh up in Austin

Hidden Talent: Mediocre at cooking

If your friends were to pick a superhero that is most like you: Nightcrawler

Go-to karaoke song: Small World by Mac Miller

Caffeine method of choice: Injected straight into the veins

Favorite climbing spot: Flatirons, CO

Dream Climbing Destination: Deepwater soloing in Spain & Roof climbing at the Red River Gorge, KY

Go to climbing shoes/chalk: FiveTen Hiangles & Acros Orange, Friction Labs Bam Bam

Favorite Climbing Style: Any roof climbing, or dynamic and powerful

LULU RODRIGUEZ  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).

LULU RODRIGUEZ

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).

CARLY BAKER  Ape Index: +3  All-Time Favorite Climb: Any climb that makes me smile  Hidden Talent: I can juggle a soccer ball, and catch it on my neck  If your friends were to pick a superhero that is most like you:  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

CARLY BAKER

Ape Index: +3

All-Time Favorite Climb: Any climb that makes me smile

Hidden Talent: I can juggle a soccer ball, and catch it on my neck

If your friends were to pick a superhero that is most like you:

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

Ape Index: +1     All-Time Favorite Climb: Blowing Smoke at the Monkey     Hidden Talent: I can hold my own in a water polo game     If your friends were to pick a superhero that is most like you: Jana     Go-to karaoke song: Anything by Queen or Billy Joel     Caffeine method of choice: No caffeine for me, only water!     Favorite climbing spot: Reimer’s Ranch, after AB of course     Dream Climbing Destination: Yosemite would be pretty sick     Go to climbing shoes/chalk: La Sportiva Miuras and Primo chalk     Favorite Climbing Style: Super balancey slab climbs with crimps on crimps on crimps!!

Ape Index: +1


All-Time Favorite Climb: Blowing Smoke at the Monkey


Hidden Talent: I can hold my own in a water polo game


If your friends were to pick a superhero that is most like you: Jana


Go-to karaoke song: Anything by Queen or Billy Joel


Caffeine method of choice: No caffeine for me, only water!


Favorite climbing spot: Reimer’s Ranch, after AB of course


Dream Climbing Destination: Yosemite would be pretty sick


Go to climbing shoes/chalk: La Sportiva Miuras and Primo chalk


Favorite Climbing Style: Super balancey slab climbs with crimps on crimps on crimps!!