Born and raised in Cleveland, Ian is a late bloomer when it comes to climbing, finding a passion for the sport at 28. Beginning as an indoor climber, he went on to find a love for sport climbing, trad climbing, and bouldering outdoors as well. Through routesetting he hopes to give back to the community and create that same passion and love for the sport.
Ian has been routesetting since 2014 and left his previous job to become a full-time setter in 2016. He loves to climb outside in new areas and explore new movement, and he frequently attends clinics, events, and competitions in an effort to improve his craft and create the best routes possible for the community.
When he’s not climbing, Ian enjoys hiking the Appalachian Trail, backcountry canoeing in northern Ontario, and spending time with his fiancé and two dogs.