Juneau Climbing and Recreation
In 2012, The Rock Dump went non-profit. Juneau Climbing & Recreation (JCR) is the community organization that operates the gym. The principal goals of JCR are to promote physical education for our youth and encourage indoor climbing to improve one’s strength and balance.
The board of directors currently has 8 members. You can read a little about them below.
Demian moved to Juneau in 2003 and has served on the board since the founding of Juneau, Climbing & Recreation. He is married and a father of three kids who will soon, if not already, climb harder routes than he does.
Emily has been climbing for nearly 15 years. Her passions for climbing and skiing have taken her all over the world. You'll frequently find Emily training in the Rock Dump, where she is always willing to take a break to talk about the gym. Emily is also a board member and active participant in Juneau Mountain Rescue.
Jess originally started climbing on an Outward Bound trip in the boundary waters of Minnesota and has been hooked ever since! Jess is equally passionate about getting others climbing and feeling confident on the wall- you may recognize her from years of teaching the weekly women's class.
Bob is a life-long Juneau resident that recently joined the board. He started climbing at the Rock Dump in 2005 and has been a regular member since. When he's not at the Rock Dump, he can be found hiking up mountains or speeding down them on skis.
Alisha started climbing in 2014 when her now-husband asked her to go climbing on their second date. She got hooked and, when she moved to Juneau in 2015, immediately became a member of the Rock Dump. She has been an active climber and gym member ever since and is happy to be able to give back by being on the Board.
Diana started climbing in California and as a result, likes run-out granite slabs and placing gear in cracks. She values the amazing people and community that climbing has given her - as well as the remarkable views from the tippy-top of tall rocks.
Laughlin started climbing as a teen in Northern New Mexico. While he enjoys playing with all aspects of climbing, from practicing rescue techniques to bouldering, long multi-pitch trad routes are his favorite. He can often be found in the gym looking for ways to skip holds on boulder problems.
Kelly first climbed while at college in Austin, TX. After moving to Juneau in 2015, climbing became a regular fixture in her life when she started attending the women’s class. When not climbing, you’re most likely to find her walking with her husband and dog.