Meet Our Team


Jilian Jackson

Youth Coach

Who are you? Where are you from? What do you do in the gym?

I'm Jilian Jackson. I'm from Fort Collins Colorado, and I'm a Club/ Camp Coach!

When not at Whetstone, where might we find you?

When I'm not at Whetstone you could find me either on a hike or running around town with friends!

A favorite non-climbing activity?

My favorite non climbing activity would either have to be hiking or painting.

What are you most stoked about these days?

I'm most stoked about finally getting to climb outdoors more once the summer rolls around.

Have any projects? Climbing or Non-Climbing?

One of my projects that I'm working on at the moment is reading my Bible from cover to cover in one year.

How did you get involved with the gym?

I got involved with the gym when I joined their club programs and just climbed for awhile

Best thing about FoCo / NoCo?

The Best thing about FoCo is being able to hike up Horsetooth Rock to watch either sunset or sunrise

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

A low-key flex that I can boast about is that I play the violin

Favorite spot to recreate in:

My favorite spot to recreate in is definitely anywhere in nature

How does climbing foster community?

I think climbing fosters community because everyone has something in common that they can bond over and encourage each other in.

What has climbing taught you?

Climbing has taught me how to be resilient and continue to work towards my goals even if it gets tough.

Climbing in five words... Go!

Rejuvenating, people, encouragement, difficulties, perseverance

Favorite climbing style?

Bouldering definitely has to be my favorite at the moment