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ClimbMax Climbing

43 Wall Street
Asheville, NC 28801
828-252-9996
www.climbmaxnc.com
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CLIMBMAX CLIMBING is a family run and operated business.  We have been sharing our love for climbing for 19 years.  Each customer that walks through that door, and each and every employee has made Climbmax what it is today, … A family run business where YOU are the FAMILY !

 

Stuart Ice ClimbingStuart Cowles, President
Stuart Cowles is the founder and creator of ClimbMax Climbing Center and ClimbMax Mountain Guides. In 1992 Stuart moved to Asheville, having never been here before, looking for a city to create his unique dream, one of the very first rock climbing centers in the country.  The few criteria he had were that the city had to be unique, small enough to support his sanity, surrounded, in every direction, by mountains.  Some nineteen years later Cowles still loves the town, the mountains, and especially the climbing community who have embraced this great gym and made it part of their life.In addition to being an excellent climbing guide, Stuart is also a great teacher with over 25 years of experience working with youth in an outdoor learning environment. When not working or guiding in the Southern Appalachia, he loves to travel the world seeking out high adventures.  Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, high mountain
adventurer, avid trail runner, accomplished teacher,  . . . . and dog lover !Contemplative Dog
Certified Single Pitch Instructor BadgeStuart Cowles has certification or training in the following areas:
– AMGA Certified Member
– AMGA Certified Climbing Wall Instructor
– AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor
– WMI Wilderness First Responder First Aid Training
– AMGA Alpine Guide Course
– AIARE level 1 Avalanche TrainingEmail Stuart CowlesStuart writes a monthly column entitled ‘Out There’ for the magazine The Laurel of Asheville. Click here to view samples of his column.

Luke Anderson

Luke Anderson Dr. VM
Vice-President
Email: Luke@climbmaxnc.com
Luke is the newest owner of Climbmax Climbing as we move forward into our new home at the Smoky Mountian Adventure Center in 2014.

 

 

 

 ClimbMax Mountain Guides

We also have a full private guide service and climbing school!  Click the link below to learn more about our ClimbMax Mountain Guides and our instructors!

https://www.climbmaxnc.com/outdoor-adventures

 

 

 

Rose CowlesRose Cowles
Mountain Hiking Guide
Email: Rosecowles@gmail.com

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  • Setting is done on the NEW WALL at SMAC! Want to be one of the first to climb in it? Register for our competition Bouldermax this Saturday by following the link in our bio! 
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  • New lead climbs are up! Come check them out!

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  • Big things in store for our competition at SMAC on Dec 16th, and you're going to want to be there! Preregister now by following the link in profile.  #comp #competition #climbing #bouldering #gym #fun #fit #climbing_pictures_of_instagram
  • You should come check out the new set on the Wave Wall downtown! In this video is setter @thedrewgatlin running a V4 he set.
Big thanks to @yurkillinmesmalls @houndsgrin and @thedrewgatlin for getting a bunch of new stuff up for the AVL community! 
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  • @pebblewrassler here! I hope everyone had a great #optoutside this past Friday! Here, Russ Keane works this tenuous crack climb at Rumbling Bald - can anyone name this line? 
Also, hope everyone is getting their training on in prep for our competition on December 16th at SMAC! Come downtown sometime this week for a sampling of what our routesetters are dreaming up!

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  • The upstairs wall got a reset thanks to @yurkillinmesmalls, @thedrewgatlin, and @pebblewrassler! Here, Arian runs a lap on the new orange V4 - come get em!

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  • It has begun! #renovation #climbing #sportclimbing #walltopia
  • Looking for some place to hang around today? We have the @enohammocks ENOpod set up! New boulders, new routes, and new smoothies! Summer time in full effect.
  • Brand new top ropes! #climbing #climblocal #828isgreat

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