Steve Buck began climbing 25 years ago, encouraged by a kayaking friend. Climbing quickly consumed his life and within a few years he was competing and winning both New England and National titles. Although this was fun, it was obvious to him that climbing was the most fun when you shared it with a friend! Steve has always been willing to share his love of climbing with others and this lead him to teaching, guiding and coaching. Steve has guided all around New Hampshire, New England and some adventures out west. Working with younger climbers and coaching has taken up most of his time in the past ten years. Steve finds it rewarding to watch kids transform from beginners to accomplished climbers. He has coached many nationally ranked teams as well as internationally ranked individuals! Steve has been with Metro Rock for the as the team’s head coach since MetroRock opened in 2004.
Mike Veazey began climbing over 12 years ago in Maine and has since traveled and climbed obsessively and extensively all over North America. He has high-angle rescue training is an AMGA certified climbing instructor and a USAC Certified routesetter. He has brought his skills and experience to the MetroRock North team as Assistant Manager, Head Routesetter, Coach, and Director of the Climbing School. He loves to share his passion and psyche for all things climbing (both indoors and out) with everyone he meets and is continually driven to draw more people into the world of climbing. He resides in New Hampshire and when not working, can be found scouring the woods of Southern New Hampshire for the next new boulder problem.