Meet the Staff

VZChief Routesetter Newburyport, Director MCS
Mike Veazey

Mike Veazey began climbing over 18 years ago in Maine and has since traveled and climbed obsessively and extensively all over North America.  In addition to being head routesetter in Newburyport, he is also in charge of the outdoor programming and the outdoor staff training. He also helps to run all of MetroRock's climbing competitions. He has high-angle rescue training, is an AMGA certified climbing instructor and a USAC Certified routesetter. His climbing achievements include Fat Lady (5.13c) and First Ascent of Jack-in-the-box (5.12a R).

Veazey is a father of two, explorer, route developer, and adventurer who loves to share his passion of climbing (both indoors and out) with everyone.

Obe Carrion Director 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 trianing and coaching programs, setting routes and sharing his expertise as a climber.

 YoscaGeneral Manager, Newburyport
Matt Yosca

Yosca is the Captain of the ship up in Newburyport. He first started climbing in 2009 and joined the MetroRock team shortly after. His favorite climbs include Priapism, Super Best Friends, Razor's Edge, and Dierdre. He enjoys projecting the occassional 5.12 at local crags, as well as making the best bacon you've ever tasted.

In addition to running The North, he does some of the marketing tasks and runs some events in Everett.