The Rock Lounge is owned by local legend Marcus Garcia. Marcus has been a leading climber and route developer in the Durango area for nearly 20 years. His contributions to the local climbing community have been vast, establishing mega classics such as; "Valhalla" 5.12d, "The Corrections" 5.13 and many more.  In 2014 he bought The Rock Lounge and has since transformed it into a hub for hard core training and a place for local climbers to come together and share their passion for the sport. Marcus is no absentee owner, as the head coach and route setter he logs more gym time than just about anyone. Every night of the week he's in the gym working with the youth team or adult athletes, sharing his love and knowledge of climbing with everyone. 


Marcus Garcia, Owner

Erik Durgin, Business Manager

Gary Newmeyer, Floor Staff

Matt Price, Floor/Coach

Emily Cole, Floor/Coach

Stefan Lavender, Floor/Coach

Jordan Weiler, Floor Staff

Adam Markert, Coach/Route Setter

Charley Malone, Coach/Route Setter