I sit down with Maxwell Summerlee, Hannah Mandrish, and Shaun Hunter for a monthly session of Industry Banter. We talk about the Canadian team at World Youth Championships, backfill, autobelays, backfilled autobelays, gym-hopping in Toronto, and food service in gyms.
To volunteer at the Pan-Am Youth Championships, visit www.climbingpanam2017.com
Nicole Brown (CEO of LEF Climbing, Mosaic Climbing, SheSets), Jackie Hueftle (Owner, Kilter Grips; Head Routesetter, The Spot Bouldering Gym), Danielle Goodspeed (Owner and Head Routesetter, Crimper's Climbing Gym), and Christine Deyo (Head Routesetter, Austin Bouldering Project) discuss the SheSets Symposium, what makes a perfect boulder, fostering female talent, and managing diverse crews.
This episode is the first instalment of ONE OF US, a monthly series that features industry professionals talking about their back story and their experiences in the world of plastic.
Shaun Hunter is a Toronto native who has lived the gym rat life 24/7 since he was introduced to it at 19, eventually training to be a member of Canada's national bouldering team while also being a Head Routesetter and Head Coach for a successful Toronto gym. After spending all of his 20s in the gym, he's starting consider what's next, and whether or not he can let go of what he loves most.
After quitting my job and spending the summer avoiding everything related to climbing, I'm back and ready to make Plastic Weekly a real thing! To get me back up to speed, Malek Taleb (Manager of the Canadian Bouldering Team and owner of Boiler Room Climbing) briefs me on the World Cup circuit, the new Innsbruck gym, and whatever else I missed.