Sam has over 10 years of climbing experience, during which he has developed the technique and strength necessary for 5.14a sport climbing and V11 bouldering. In addition to an expansive climbing background, Sam also has a diverse instructing background of over seven years and all ages and ability levels. He is passionate about building structured training programs designed to get the most out of your climbing session and keep you injury free. Sam is a Climbing Wall Association certified CWIP, and a USA Climbing certified coach and routesetter.
Adam Brown is a local Twin Falls climber who quickly became an avid climber after being introduced to a few members of the climbing community. Though he has only been climbing actively for a few years, his passion for climbing, mountaineering, the outdoors, and the Gemstone Community is overflowing. He enjoys teaching the older youth programs, Rec Team, private instruction, and lead climbing classes. Adam is a Climbing Wall Association certified instructor, CWI, and is enthusiastic for sharing his love for this great sport. Adam is also an assistant route setter and all around handyman here at Gemstone. He’s definitely a Gem!
Jocelynn Smith is a local Twin Falls climber who began her climbing career in 2010 climbing outdoors with friends. Dierkes Park was her original stomping ground, but since then, her love and passion for climbing has taken her to explore iconic climbing meccas such as Yosemite National Park, towers in Moab Utah, and icy waterfalls in Hyalite Canyon MT and Ouray CO. Her notable climbing accomplishments include 1st place in Boulderfest 2016, first woman to ice climb on Shoshone Falls proper, and was part of the first ascent party on “Junk Rock” variation of The North Face Direct route on Mount Borah, Idaho’s tallest peak. Jocelynn’s climbing repertoire includes, sport climbing, traditional climbing, bouldering, ice climbing, and alpine mountaineering. Jocelynn has worked to build the local climbing community and protect local climbing access as a climbing activist and founding member of the Southern Idaho Climbing Coalition. Her other passions include white water kayaking, snowboarding, music, and parachuting sports. She works as a registered nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital but considers sharing rock climbing with students her “real job.” “I love teaching rock climbing because when I see my students feeling stoked, I feel my own passion for climbing come to the surface. Teaching renews my love for the sport everyday.” -Jocelynn