Charlie Schreiber – Head Coach and Director of Programming
Charlie Schreiber, CSCS has been coaching, competing, and route-setting for gyms in the Northeast for over 12 years. He is an 8-time Youth National Championship competitor, he now continues competing on a national level as an adult. His knowledge and experience have been instrumental to his coaching. He helped open the doors and was Head Coach and Head (and only) Route Setter at High Exposure Climbing Gym in NJ. At High Exposure Charlie took a team of exclusively first time climbers, and quickly created a National Champion, a 1st place Team victory at the Regional Championships, 28 individual National Championship invitations, and 3 podium finishes.
Charlie is a sponsored athlete and brand ambassador for The North Face, Butora, and Beta Labs. He climbs and trains 4-5 times a week indoors and has climbed at destinations all over the world. He loves to get outdoors as much as possible and helped write the guidebook for the popular Torne Valley Powerlines Area in NY.
As an adult competitor, he is the previous Tri-State Bouldering Series Champion, and has competed in 2 Bouldering World Cups, 3 ABS Open Bouldering National Championships, 5 Bouldering National Cup Series events and over 50 Open Bouldering Competition Finals.
Charlie’s specialty is in understanding the techniques needed to excel in competition climbing. His focus is learning how to better his mental approach, physical skills, warm-up routine, training plan, proper nutrition, flexibility/mobility and everything and anything that goes into the equation of being prepared for competition. His passion is to share this with anyone else that shares a love for climbing and self-improvement.
Jackie Finkelstein – Coach
Jackie has been climbing for 13 years. Her favorite climbing crag is the Gunks and what she loves most about climbing is the community. She’s met life long friends through the climbing scene. They have always pushed her to try harder and celebrate her successes and comfort her failures both in climbing and life.
Her climbing goal at almost 40 years old will be to keep trucking in the climbing scene for as long as she can and climb crags all over the world. Jackie is eyeing up Thailand and Greece for her next global climbing adventure.
Fact: She’s a highly educated person who loves reading and researching anything philosophical, anthropological and social theory based.