Derek Craig

Gemstone Head Climbing Coach

Ryan Terry

Gemstone Climbing Coach

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Ryan Terry has become one of Gemstone's finest through his love for teaching and climbing. Ryan Terry has an interest in all things related to climbing. He enjoys everything from bouldering sessions at the gym to trad climbing long multipitch routes outside. Ryan's day job is a science teacher for Magic Valley High School. His daughter, Lisa, is on the competitive USA Climbing team. Together they share their passion for climbing. Ryan is a coach and mentor for all team members on our youth USA Climbing team. He enjoys traveling with the team to their competitions, and trains/encourages them to be their absolute best. Ryan is also one of our lead climbing instructors and enjoys sharing his passion of climbing with the entire community. Ryan is married to his beautiful wife Susanna and together they have two beautiful daughters, Lisa and Lyra.

Sarah Kirchner

Gemstone Climbing Instructor

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Sarah Kirchner is our "super certified" whipper! Sarah is a native of OHIO and has been climbing for over 10 years. Her love is first for climbing and second for her dog Finnick, who is almost always here at Gemstone. Sarah is our Floor Manager, Climbing Wall Instructor Provider, instructs specialty classes, route setter, and is one of our USAC competitive team coaches. Come in and say hi to Sarah and you'll most likely have a new climbing partner.

Torrey Hendry

Head Route Setter And Gemstone Climbing Instructor

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Torrey has been climbing since 2006 and route setting since November 2017. His favorite part of route setting is helping create movement. He enjoys watching our customers do the moves from his routes. When he isn't working he enjoys outdoor rock climbing, playing Frisbee golf and playing video games. Come check out Torrey's handy work!

Parker Twiss

Gemstone Climbing Instructor

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Parker Twiss is a Gemstone REC Team Coach. He has been climbing for over five years and has been a climbing instructor for one year. For four years he was a swim coach through the YMCA. He has a huge heart for kids and it shows! He will begin his teaching career this fall teaching first grade. If you can't find him on a rock, you'll find him on the water.

Brock Stephens

Gemstone Climbing Instructor

Trinity Taylor

Gemstone Climbing Instructor

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Trinity Taylor is a Southern Idaho local that enjoys climbing and has turned out to be a fitness fanatic. She discovered climbing through Gemstone Climbing Center and has gone from rookie climber to a key part of the "Gemstone Crushers" competitive team. At the gym, Trinity enjoys her free-time fore-running and working with beginners and experienced climbers alike. When she isn't at the gym she is home with her 30 alpacas, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 rabbits. Through climbing she has made great friends and lasting connections with other local climbers and fitness enthusiasts alike. Trinity appreciates climbing for the mental and physical challenges it brings as well as the great opportunity it provides for making new friendships.

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