Zion Climbing Center

Zion is a place where rock climbing meets community and where community meets Christ. The Principal concentration of the organization is to foster mentoring relationships, develop leadership in the community, and prepare persons to be successful in life. the organization also endeavors to be advocates for responsibility, equality, and justice in the community. It is the intention of the organization to use rock climbing as a medium to provide a value-based service to our community.

Patience is a virtue

My name is Jared Knappe. As previously mentioned by Nicholas Hulett I am the route setter through which all route complaints should flow. I apologize for the brief period of poor route setting but just know that it was all out of love for my brother. I provided him with encouragement, albeit fake, to motivate him to continue being a route setter. I thank you all for your cooperation. Thats what we are all about here at Zion Climbing Center.  Fake encouragement. 

Ok thats enough sarcasm for one post. I was brought up in Colorado, from the time I was 3 until I turned 15, and then proceeded to Oklahoma for the remainder of my high school years. To answer your question, yes I do miss it. On the other hand, I can look back and be incredibly thankful for the relationships I was blessed with. I have an amazing family that has always encouraged me in my walk with Christ. Zion Climbing Center, as a community, has provided and still does provide real and genuine encouragement to anyone who steps through the doors. The community here is what separates Zion from pretty much every other popular climbing gym and I absolutely love it. We are all striving to put God first and let Him use us in the world of rock climbing so that His blessings will continue to spread. Every member of this staff desires to have real and meaningful relationships built on Christ and rock climbing has proven to be an amazing medium through which that is accomplished. Sadly, I didn't get into rock climbing while living in Colorado but it was the free climb here at Zion that opened my eyes to the greatest sport of all time. I am a senior exercise science major with plans for Physical Therapy school. I love being in nature. I want to encourage everyone to come in and climb your arms off in a place where you will not be judged on your performance. We have all been new to climbing and would love to just help in any way that we can. I really do apologize for any routes I may have set that weren't up to par, for I'm still new to this art, but I would also encourage you to work hard towards completing a route. You will see improvement in your strength very quickly and the harder you work, the better the reward. I look forward to meeting you, getting to know you, and climbing with you! 

I entitled this post "Patience is a virtue" due to the fact that this post is very late. Luckily, it is a virtue that everyone has had with me.