MetroRock Climbing School Guides and Instructors





MetroRock Climbing School Guides and Instructors

Our top-notch guides and instructors have a wide range of skills and experience to share with you! 
 

Mike Veazey

 

  • Director of the Climbing School

  • Climbing guide and instructor

  • AMGA certified Single Pitch Instructor

  • First Aid and CPR certified


Mike began climbing over 14 years ago in Maine and has since traveled and climbed obsessively and extensively all over North America. He has high-angle rescue training and is an AMGA certified Single Pitch Instructor.  Specializing in self-rescue and complex anchor systems, Mike teaches a wide range of classes throughout the year.  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.

 

Keeghan O’Brien



  • Climbing guide and instructor

  • AMGA certified Single Pitch Instructor

  • EMT certified



Keeghan began climbing in 2008 in North Carolina.  He moved back to New England and has been climbing here ever since.  He is an avid rock and ice climber, and spends as much time as he can in New England, the Adirondacks, and the Shawangunks.  He works as a climbing guide and firefighter.  He is psyched to teach new climbers, and looking forward to his first season guiding with MetroRock.  

Isagani Kimball



  • Climbing guide and instructor

  • Wilderness First Aid certified



Isagani began climbing six years ago in New Hampshire and has now become his main focus and passion.  He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and  has successfully completed the University's Top Rope Rock Climbing, Lead Rock Climbing and High Angle Rescue courses. He also works indoors at MetroRock's Newburyport facility instructing belay and technique classes. He has been guiding for the MetroRock Climbing School since the 2011 season.

 

 

Hannah Waight

 

  • Climbing guide and instructor

  • AMGA trained Single Pitch Instructor

  • Wilderness First Aid certified

 

Hannah has been "seriously" climbing for six years, although she put on her first harness at age nine at Crow Hill nearby her hometown of Westminster. After a few false starts in her teenage years, Hannah learned to climb through the Harvard Mountaineering Club and assorted friends, falling in love with the gymnastic movement of sport climbing, the freedom of the mountains, and the camaraderie of the climbing community. Hannah has climbed throughout the United States and internationally in China. Her favorite places to climb are Rumney, Xiaomouyu Cave (near Kunming, China), and Indian Creek. She has received training through the Wilderness First Aid and AMGA Single-Pitch Instructor courses and has been an MCS instructor since 2011.

 

 

Tim Hetrick

 

 

  • Programs Director for MetroRock

  • Climbing guide and instructor

  • Wilderness First Responder

  • Urban First Responder

 

Tim began climbing as a teenager and hasn’t stopped. He’s worked as an outdoor adventure facilitator for over 10 years running all types of experiential learning programs for youths. A Boy Scout of the Order of the Arrow he served as Area Director for 5 years and was voted the 2001 staff member of the year.

 

 

 

Brandon Martin

 

 

 

  • Climbing guide and instructor

  • Wilderness First Responder

  • AAI Avalanche Level 1 certified

 

Brandon started climbing in school at the University of Utah hiking around the foothills behind the dorms and scrambling up any crumbly rock faces that he could find.  Over the past 7 years my passion for the sport has grown and has led him to climb extensively throughout the US and South America.  The diverse community of people and the adventure that comes with every endeavor are what keep me interested in climbing.

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