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!

2022.07.22 Becca Stephens Bio PIcBecca Stephens (she/her)

Staff | director of youth programming | route setter

“Hi, I’m Becca! I’m a coach and route-setter, and I’ve worked at Climb Iowa off and on since 2013. I love sharing the joy of climbing with people – this community is a pretty rad one. Getting to problem solve and express myself are probably my two favorite aspects of the sport, and my secret fave move is standing/walking on dual-tex holds”


Carmen bioCarmen Fritz (they/she)

Staff | grimes gym director

Carmen started climbing at the University of Northern Iowa in 2016. Their goal for this Climb Iowa Meetup is to create a welcoming environment for women, non-binary climbers, and allies. Their current goal is to become more comfortable with lead climbing in hopes of being able to lead outdoors.