BCC Founder: Roger Briggs

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Roger Briggs is a legendary Colorado climber, educator and activist who founded the BCC to build a culture of stewardship and community among climbers, land managers, volunteers and supporters.

With groundbreaking first ascents on the Diamond of Longs Peak and in Eldorado Canyon, Roger is in a league of his own. Following a 30-year career as an acclaimed high school physics teacher, Roger continues to mentor and inspire. He developed educational programs in collaboration with NOAA and CU, and authored Journey to Civilization: The Science of How We Got Here, a science-lover’s compendium.

Through the BCC, Roger has led the climbing community to realize his vision of a more environmentally responsible and sustainable future.

Here’s a great profile and interview of Roger by our own Sarah Fountain.

Photo: Roger Briggs on Incarnation - Eldorado Canyon (5.12 c/d) by Cody Blair

FRCS Manager: JB Haab

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JB Haab is an experienced wilderness educator, environmentalist and social impact leader. Under JB’s leadership, the Front Range Climbing Stewards has grown into the BCC’s largest stewardship program with a full-time, professional trail-building crew dedicated to mitigating climbers’ increasing impact through sustainable best practices. The FRCS has completed dozens of technical projects since 2014.

Prior to the BCC, JB developed educational and professional development programs for the Peace Corp in Guatemala and for Native American kids in Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and New Mexico.

JB is also a noted first ascensionist with Patagonia big walls and burly Ten Sleep sport climbs to his name.

Photo: JB Haab in Patagonia

BCC Board of Directors

  • Kate Beezley

  • Kevin Capps - Board Member at Foothills Climbing Community

  • Rui Ferrera - Board President at Flatirons Climbing Council

  • Sarah Fountain - Social Media Coordinator

  • Greg German - Board Vice Chair

  • Jason Grubb

  • Craig Hoffman - Wagbags Program Manager

  • Bryan Hylenski

  • Jim Illg - Board Chair and President

  • Heather McGonegle

  • Dara Miles

  • Mike Schlauch - Board President at ACE (Action Committee for Eldorado Canyon)

  • Owen Silver - Treasurer & FRCS Volunteer Coordinator

  • Alex Stegall

  • Josephine Sterr - Secretary

BCC Staff

  • Roger Briggs – Founder, Interim Executive Director

  • JB Haab – FRCS Program Manager

  • Ryan Cross – Marketing & Events Director

  • Scott Rennak – Development Director

  • Jason Haas – Bolt Replacement Manager

  • Ty Tyler – FRCS/AF Liaison

  • Ryan Kuehn – FRCS

  • Bill Briggs – Financial Manager