Wes Fowler was born and raised in the flat state of Florida. After discovering climbing in early high school, Wes did his best to overcome his geographical disadvantages by spending every waking moment in the rock gym, trying to ascend partially submerged seaside boulders covered in sharp shells, and, finally, by driving nine hours to the nearest rocks in the Southeast. As you might expect, this got pretty old after a while, so he moved to Boulder, Colorado, in 2013 to have a first-hand experience with cold weather and help develop Front Range bouldering routes.
Wes has since shifted his focus to mastering all disciplines of the sport, and has climbed everything from hair-raising slabs in North Carolina to splitter cracks in the Utah desert. He’s climbed challenging routes in Colorado, Oregon, Wyoming, Kentucky, Texas, and West Virginia, as well as difficult ice and mixed routes throughout Colorado and Montana. Wes has also competed in ice climbing competitions, placing 3rd in the North American Ice Climbing Championships, and 14th in the 2016 Ice Climbing World Cup in Durango.
For Wes, climbing is a way to explore the world, attain new perspectives, and be involved in an incredible community. He’s passionate about teaching skills, getting to know clients, and helping people to realize their own strengths.
When he’s not climbing, Wes enjoys trail running, skiing, organizing his home/adventure mobile, and nerding out about coffee. Wes has held his breath for up to 5 minutes, and can solve Rubik’s Cubes of all sizes.
Wes currently holds his Wilderness First Responder and AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Certifications and has completed the AMGA Rock Guide Course. He plans to pursue certification in the Alpine and Ski disciplines with aspirations of making instruction and guiding a life-long career.