Over his twenty plus years of climbing, Cory has done nearly every job you can do in a climbing gym. However, most of his background is in routesetting. In that role, he gets to play choreographer and interactive installation artist. He has practiced this art everywhere from walls he has built in garages, apartments, and backyards to the national competitive stage. As much as he loves creating climbing in the gym, his real passion is being in the mountains applying his practice to the challenges the earth has crafted. He has developed hundreds of boulder problems and dozens of sport routes around Tucson and he has his sights set on more. The climbing gym is the foundation for Cory’s outdoor pursuits. He wants to share the fitness, camaraderie, and lifestyle that can be fostered by the climbing gym with as many people as he can. If you see him be sure to say hello and tell him about your last or, even better, your next adventure.
Manager/Director of Personnel/Co-Founder
Shannon started climbing about five years ago as a way to get back in shape, meet people and get out of the house. Climbing not only met those criteria but was more mentally engaging than the other activities he tried. He found the climbing community in Tucson to be extremely welcoming and supportive. Since starting, climbing has become an integral part of his life. Rock Solid gives him the opportunity to introduce climbing to more people and build the climbing community. Shannon is always eager to hear new ideas to build the community and to help new climbers reach the next level.
Carlton feels that life is most rewarding when there is a challenge to conquer. His determination earned him a state championship in Tennis his senior year of high school. He also played at a collegiate level at BYU-Hawaii. After a two year volunteer mission, graduating from dental school, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, Carlton had time to find a new challenging hobby. He wanted to find something his whole family could all share together. That's when he fell in love with rock climbing. Rock Solid Climbing became a vision that would make it possible to enjoy everything he loves together: family, friends, physical challenge, and fun!
Lindsey comes from an adventurous family who could often be found hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, rappelling, or kayaking in and around Southern Utah. While a college student she enjoyed teaching dance and fitness classes and performing on dance teams. After attending university for a while, Lindsey took a break from college to volunteer at orphanages in Ecuador and to do an 18 month volunteer mission in British Columbia. Following her graduation from college, she and her husband Carlton started a family. They now have four beautiful and energetic children. Having a fun place for the whole family to climb and work out year round in Northwest Tucson was a big motivating factor for starting Rock Solid Climbing.