Meet the Staff

Senor BoofasaurusGeneral Manager Vermont
Matthew Butler-Bugher

Matthew, better known as Boof, worked and managed at the Metrorock Boston gym for 7 years before moving on to manage Metrorock Vermont. He began climbing in 2003 and began his career at Metrorock as a volunteer setter in 2007, and eventually became part of the infamous Metrorock setting crew. He has also won the MetroRock route setting contest multiple times. He wears many hats at the Burlington location, some better fitting than others. Some of his favorite climbs include Planet of the Apes at Joe's Valley, Pure Palm at Smith Rock, and Armarillo Sunset at Red River Gorge, 

Peter KamitsesChief Route Setter Vermont
Peter Kamitses

Peter started climbing in Vermont 20 years ago and has since devoted his life to the pursuit of trying as hard as possible to not fall off of the least easy rock faces he could hope to hang on to. He has been a routesetter, guide, teacher, coach and is now part owner and designer of Metrorock, Vermont. He lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife and two sons.

Obe CarrionDirector of Coaching
Obe Carrion

Obe Carrion is a 24 year veteran of climbing. At 13 years of age, a climbing gym opened a few blocks from his home in Allentown, PA., sparking one of the most-publicized careers in climbing. In the late 90's and early 00's, he was all over the climbing scene--starring in several films produced by Big UP Productions which cemented his place as a prominent icon in the climbing industry. His career as a competitor culminated in winning Nationals in 2002, cementing his position in the US climbing scene.

Obe’s focus began to wander to other aspects of the climbing industry and he quickly realized his passion and talent for coaching and gained the opportunity to work with some of the best youth competitors in the country. Obe also has worked as a product designer for Mad Rock Climbing including his debut shoe design, the RedLine.

Obe continues his journey as a professional in the climbing industry here at Metro Rock where he's in charge of the training and coaching programs, setting routes and sharing his expertise as a climber.

Assistant Manager Vermont
Mike Ryan

Mike has been climbing since the tender age of 11 when he was introduced to climbing through the Boy Scouts.  Mike’s specialty is programming and jack of all trades.  A recent transplant from Portland, Oregon, Michael is a Single Pitch Instructor and a Climbing Wall Instructor Provider through the AMGA.  Michael’s most memorable climb is Wherever I May Roam at Smith Rock State Park and his favorite cam is the .75 X4.