Hailey Caissie

Hailey loves sharing her passion for the sport with new and young climbers. Teaching fundamentals and safety ensures kids have the right techniques and mentality to thrive on and off the wall. 

Hailey developed and leads our Kids Rock, Elementary League, and One Goal Sports programs along with our Adaptive Climbing, Group Events and Summer camp programming.


Mark Marchan

Mark enjoys helping people live healthier lives, and work through physical and mental challenges.  He loves watching athletes progress as they become more confident climbers and people.  Mark directs the youth competitive program as head coach.  



Logan McGaha

Logan’s practical approach to climbing and focus on the individual helps kids build the skills and confidence to take on bigger challenges. 

Logan coaches Elementary League, Youth League, and our USA Climbing team.


Rhett Lundy

Rhett has been a high-level competitor his whole life as a dual sport athlete.  He trained to become a team USA swimmer, and scholarship athlete, but his heart has remained with the sport of climbing.  

In our USA youth and USA collegiate program, Rhett combines his years and knowledge as a competitor and his climbing passion to lead a successful and growing team of young climbers as we compete with athletes across the country in the USA Climbing circuit.


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Preston Slayden

Preston teaches and coaches our weekly clinics that are part of your membership at The Ascent.

His personal attention to your skills, goals and personal challenges are instrumental in laying a solid foundation for your future climbing experience.