Meet Our Team


Jack Weakly


Q: When not a Whetstone, where might we find you?

A: I'm an avid runner and biker and can often be found doing that!

Q: A favorite non-climbing activity?

A: Woodworking/Carpentry. I always have some sort of project going on.

Q: What are you most stoked about these days?

A: I'm most stoked about building a community here in Fort Collins and learning more about the area!

Q: Have any projects? Climbing or Non-Climbing?

A: I've been working hard lately to create the most efficient Stardew Valley Tulip Farm possible. It's getting pretty serious.

Q: How did you get involved with the gym?

A: I have known about Whetstone for a long time and have a few old friends from the Fort Collins area so as soon as I moved out, I knew I wanted to apply to work at the gym.

Q: What’s a low-key flex you can boast about?

A: I once reached a 100-day Duolingo streak.

Q: Do you follow a specific design process while routesetting?

A: I usually try to set with a specific feeling in mind. My goal is to get the climber into many different mindsets during a session and offer them a wide variety of challenges that they will need to face to make it to the top!

Q: Is climbing emotional? How does that relate to your routesetting?

A: Climbing certainly is emotional! It's a big part of what draws me into the activity, the highs and lows during even a single session keep things exciting.

Q: What are your weaknesses in climbing?

A: I've never been the most traditionally strong climber. You won't catch me doing one-arm pullups or anything like that, so if a climb relies on pure power, I tend to struggle more than other climbers.

Q: What goes on during a forerunning session?

A: Dark Wizardry and Consumption of Acetaminophen

Q: Routesetting in five words... Go!

A: Engagement, Community, Creativity, Design, Movement