Meet Your Hosts!

For all of our meetup sessions, we have great hosts who welcome, introduce, and run the meetups. Learn more about our upcoming hosts below!

Carmen bioCarmen Fritz (they/she)


Carmen started climbing at the University of Northern Iowa in 2016. Their goal for Climb With Pride is to create a safe and welcoming environment for fellow queer climbers. Their current goal is to become more comfortable with lead climbing in hopes of being able to lead outdoors.



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Jessie Dupuis (she/they)

STAFF | climb iowa instructor

Hi I’m Jessie! I moved to Des Moines area last year, but I’ve been climbing for 2 1/2 years. I’m passionate about growing an inclusive and diverse climbing community.