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James Browning

Climbing Coach

What is your favorite part about working at Climb Iowa?  

Getting to teach kids how to climb and watch them get better.

What’s your favorite quote? 

“The way towards mastery of any endeavor is to work toward simplicity; replace complex technology with knowledge, hard work, and skill.” – Yvon Chouinard

If you could live anywhere you want, where would it be?


What started you into climbing? 

I worked at a summer camp and somehow started bouldering and climbing. I’ve liked it ever since.

What other activities do you enjoy?

Travelling, art, any outdoorsy things, dancing like an idiot.

What is the coolest thing you have done? 

Dating Kalsa Parker

Who is your favorite rock climber?

Ashima Shiraishi

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