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Logan Scully

Logan ScullyPosition: Climbing Program Supervisor

Year/Major: Senior / Philosophy

Background: I am a local to Ellensburg and have been climbing for about seven years. I got into it while I was working as a wild land firefighter with a friend, Micah. He was going out to vantage and I decided to tag along. I was immediately addicted, Vantage became my dojo and I spent countless days exploring and climbing there, later I traveled to different crags and tried out different forms of climbing. I love all aspects of climbing from long alpine climbs to a short day out at the crag. When I started school at central I was super stoked to be able to train at the rock wall and soon discovered the Central climbing community is full of welcoming people and amazing climbers. Come stop by the wall, it’s a great form of exercise as well as the most entertaining thing you can do.


Elizabeth Rathburn

Position: Climbing Wall Instructor

Hometown: Tacoma, WA

Year/Major: 5th year senior/Biology

Background: I began climbing four years ago as a freshman that came into the rock wall on a whim. My friend who took me never came returned but I remained hooked to this sport ever since. I enjoy many aspects of climbing from bouldering to sport climbing out at the crag. I’ve enjoyed climbing in Washington, Nevada, and Hawaii. My current interest is to expand more into the possibilities of alpine climbing.  Central’s rock wall has really helped me to improve my climbing from the clinics, open hours, and our great climbing community; I have attained so much new knowledge and good memories about this awesome sport. Get psyched!

Craziest outdoor experience: swimming with sea turtles
Quote to live by: “In brute reality there is no road that is right entirely”


Hannah Wilkins

Position: Climbing Wall Instructor

Hometown: Gig Harbor

Year/Major: Junior, Undecided

Background: This is my second year of climbing, I'm stoked to see what it holds!



Lucas Simpson

Position: Climbing Wall Instructor

Major: Recreation and Tourism                               

Background: As a Junior at CWU, I have been studying Music, and now am switching to Recreation and Tourism.  I started climbing when I first came to Central because I thought it would be good training for American Ninja Warrior. As soon as I got into it, I fell in love with climbing, and I know that it is something I will do for the rest of my life. Also, someday I am going to be an American Ninja Warrior.



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Conor Jonson

Position: Climbing Wall Instructor

Major: Music Education

Background: I am originally from the suburbs of Seattle, but have been attending CWU for music for about 3 years now.  Ever since I first came in to the rock wall to climb, I have been hooked, and immediately started going out to vantage and Leavenworth to try climbing outdoors.  climbing really is one of the best and interesting ways to get a workout, and I think that everyone should try it at least once! Who knows, you might get hooked!


Jesse Pieters

Position: Climbing Wall Instructor

Major: Geology with a minor in graphic design

Background: I have lived in Ellensburg my entire life, living here is one of the reasons I love being outdoors so much. I absolutely love everything living. I find that with heart instinct and a little wizardry you can do anything. I also love making new friends so don't be scared to say hello :D


Jaime Schultz

Position: Climbing Wall Instructor

Major: Music Education

Background: I got into climbing a few years ago when I first got to CWU to pursue a music education degree. I love playing my saxophone, but there was something about climbing those big walls in the sunshine that I instantly fell in love with.  I started spending every chance I got climbing and couldn't imagine life any other way. This new found love for outdoor adventure allowed me to find my passion for whitewater. A year ago I  became a certified whitewater rafting guide with Wildwater River Guides and also started whitewater kayaking. I feel lucky to call myself am outdoor enthusiast and have met an unbelievable amount of amazing people along the way!


Alex Martin

Position: Climbing Wall Instructor / Wildcard!
Hometown: Kennewick, WA
Goals: Stay active and involved in everything that has to do with the outdoors.
Favorite food: Fettuccine Alfredo or Freeze Dried Beef Stroganoff
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Camping, Hiking, Climbing, Fishing, Canoeing, Cliff Jumping, Mountain Biking,Snowboarding, Soccer, Whitewater Rafting, I love everything outdoors. I just love "adventuring"
Quote to Live by: Stay active, outdoors, and never stop learning.