Climbing Team

Since the team’s inception in 2008, the program has flourished into one of the premier training programs for youth climbers in the country. For the past seven years the Multnomah Athletic Club's Climbing Team has ranked nationally, with 10 different athletes receiving USA Youth National Team invitations. Additionally, the team holds more than 10 state championship titles and has produced multiple state and divisional champions, culminating with the program’s rank as the best in Oregon. The MAC Climbing Team serves youth ages 7-18 and aims to grow athletes holistically, while building strength, confidence, self-awareness, problem-solving skills, and life-long friendships. The program’s balanced focus on fun, community, and competition is what keeps athletes coming back year after year for a coveted spot on the team.



Head Coach:
Justin Rom,

2024 Tryouts 

  • Group tryouts for new athletes will take place in September. 

  • Mid-season tryouts can be scheduled with coaches on a case-by-case basis



Boy's Rosters

2023-2024 MAC Climbing Roster - Boys

Jr. - 19 and Under

Drew Lincoln
Obie McLemore
Austin Oviatt
Jack Sturman

YA - 17 and Under

Benjamin Chesebro
James Fujita
Joshua Jan
Brooks Mclemore
Aiden Parker
Brandon Parker
Reeder Smith
David Twigg
Jay Williamson

YB - 15 and Under

Charlie Berg
Cayden Carroll
Rowan Eddy
Winston Fleming
Alec Hoffman
Charlie Kaempf

YC - 13 and under

Rajko Buich
Milo Chaffin
Shafer Law
Milo Willes

Everett Wilson

YD - 11 and Under

William Brancato
Foster Brown
Asher Carroll
Emmett Chaffin
Sam Chesebro
Leon Finney
Walker Viera Hanson

Girl's Rosters

2023-24 MAC Climbing Roster - Girls

Jr. - 19 and Under

Katie Evans
Alyssa Keanini
Audrey Larner

YA - 17 and Under

Sienna Casebeer
Jordan Chapman
Tejal Deenadayalu
Rosemary DuBois
Sophie Kelly
Mallory Reynolds
Tyler Saito
Quiyn Schaefer
Sophie Weatherill

YB - 15 and Under

Maya Anderson
Alina Atkinson
Katherine Chesebro
Uma Deenadayalu
Suraya Desai
Maia Gonzalez
Alison Hansen
Nelle Harris
Thomasina Hilts
Caitlin Holden
Josie Huff
Maja McCarthy
Neva Scott
Sonja Weatherill

YC - 13 and under

Bianca Arnett-Hayden
Frances Berg
Pearl Cohen
Eliza Gale
Josephina Iribarren
Pippa Kim
Emmalyn Lee
Meena Michelon-Meyer
Sophie Yang



Bouldering Championship Dates

  • Saturday-Sunday, February 10/11 - Bouldering Divisionals- Beaverton, Oregon -Portland Rock Gym

Lead / Top Rope Qualifying Events

  • Saturday, March 9th – Portland, Oregon - Portland Rock Gym
  • Saturday, March 16th – Portland, Oregon - Multnomah Athletic Club
  • Saturday, April 6th – Medford, Oregon - Rogue Rock Gym
  • Saturday, April 13th – Vancouver, Washington - The Source

Speed Qualifying Events

  • Sunday, April 14th – Salt Lake City, Utah - Momentum Millcreek
  • Saturday, April 20th – Boise, Idaho - Vertical View

Lead / Top Rope Championship Events

  • Sunday, May 12th – Lead/TR Regionals - TBD - TBD
  • June 15-16th – Lead/TR Divisionals - Lynwood, WA - Vertical World North

Youth National Championships

  • Sunday-Sunday July 7-14th – USAC Youth National Championships - TBD - TBD



Justin Rom, Head Climbing Coach
Justin grew up in Northern California and has been climbing for over a decade. After starting at MAC nearly 12 years ago as a lifeguard and swim instructor in the aquatics department, he eventually moved to the outdoor department where he has been coaching climbing and route setting since 2015. In his free time, Justin enjoys skiing, exploring Portland’s culinary scene, and spending time with his wife, two cats (Harvey and Maya), and dog (Katya) at home.

Page Brady, Assistant Climbing Coach
Page, originally from Southern California, started out climbing as a youth competitor in the American Bouldering Series. She has been coaching the last five years and has coached many athletes at the USAC National level. Page is currently working on her National Academy of Sport Medicine certification with an emphasis in Youth Exercise. When not in the climbing gym she enjoys spending her time hiking, playing with her dog, and creating wood burning projects.

Trout Hartung, Assistant Climbing Coach
Trout started climbing at the age of 15 for Alaska Rock Gym’s competitive climbing team and has been an active climber ever since. Trout moved to Oregon when he started college at Oregon State University to become a Mechanical Engineer. During his time in college, he coached OSU’s climbing team for two years, and participated in serval small trips to Smith Rock. Trout has a great love for the sport of climbing and how it helps individuals maintain a healthy lifestyle, develop academic, professional, and interpersonal skills.