Evan Kirk

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide, Climbing Center Manager, Outdoor Program Staff 

Climbing since 2010, Evan joined the Petra staff after moving to Burlington to finish his undergrad at UVM. While he believes any climbing is great climbing, you’ll have to twist his arm to get him to clip bolts or pebble wrestle because he’d much prefer to be two pitches up plugging gear all day long. If he’s not rock climbing he’s running, mountain biking, cycling, hiking, skiing, ice climbing, or generally, doing anything that doesn’t involve water (unless that water is frozen of course).

Evan began route setting at Petra Cliffs in 2016. As an avid outdoor climber, he tries to incorporate movements he finds on the cliffs and bring them to the indoor walls. Predominantly a sport and trad climber, he likes to set long sequences that keep climbers guessing till the finish hold. In 2019 Evan became a USAC Certified Level one route setter.

Evan works as a front desk staff member and outdoor guide. He is a certified single pitch instructor and apprentice rock guide. He enjoys helping new climbers gain the confidence and skills they need to have a great time on the walls. He looks forward to seeing you at Petra Cliffs and hopes to see you at the crags too!