Meet Our Team


Luke Rankin

Front Desk

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

Hello! My name is Luke Rankin, I was born and raised in here in Fort Collins. I’m one of the friendly faces found behind the front desk!

When not a Whetstone, where might we find you?

Outside of work, I am most likely in my EMS class, or studying for it.

Favorite non-climbing activity?

I get extraordinarily, over the moon excited for bluegrass concerts and snowboarding.

What are you most stoked about these days?

I am currently counting down the days until the snowboarding season gets going

Have any projects? Climbing or Non-Climbing?

I’m consistently working on staying in better touch with friends and family. I am so bad at it…

How did you get involved with the gym?

Before I moved back to FoCo, I would always climb at Whetstone when I was back to visit. When I moved back, I wanted to surround myself with good people and an awesome community, so naturally I applied to Whetstone

Best thing about FoCo / NoCo

How close it is to Vedauwoo

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

I have NEVER broken a bone

Favorite spot to recreate in.

Bears Ears National Monument, Utah

How does climbing foster community?

Climbing is super rad because it doesn’t discriminate! Anyone with a passion for movement and rocks can connect, collaborate and grow together.

What has climbing taught you?


Climbing in five words... Go!

Ring-lock, hand jam, Offwidth

Favorite climbing style?