Spire Team

Ty Morrison-Heath

Gym/Marketing Manager - Employeee since 2008

Ty began climbing on the loose choss of the Turnagin Arm outside of Anchorage, Alaska at the tender age of 13. At age 14, he got his first trad rack consisting of 7 hexes and 10 nuts and began leading every choss pile around, and in the process scaring the ever living crap out of himself and his partners. After breaking more holds than he can count, Ty moved to Bozeman in 2005 and found that climbing didn't have to feel like a life or death situation on every outing. Ty has been living in Bozeman and climbing on the Gneissic rock of Gallatin Canyon ever since. His other hobbies include 18 hour days outside, running till his legs give out, and photography.

Favorite Climbs:  Ty loves the Gallatin Canyon and anything longer than 1 pitch. Favorite climbs are like choosing favorite children, but he is partial to Solar Slab (14 pitches, 5.6 hand crack) in Red Rocks and slab climbs in the Northern Bridgers.

Kim Lemke

Program Manager - Employee since 2016

Born and raised in Billings, Montana, Kim grew up loving snow, rock, and anything outdoors.  She learned to ski and backpack as soon as she could walk but didn’t find rock climbing until college.  Sitting in freshman orientation, she signed up for “Rock Climbing 101” just for fun.  She fell in love and went on to work at SteepWorld in Billings and spend countless hours on the sandstone bluffs surrounding the city.   Coming to Bozeman in 2015 for the outdoor recreation that it provides, she now is stoked to keep exploring the local crags and play on some ice this winter.

 Favorite Climbs: Brown Sugar (Billings, MT), Beer Bong (Ten Sleep Canyon)

Shauna Yahraes

Office Manager - Employee since 2015

Shauna grew up near Seattle (why she sounds like she’s from Minnesota, no one knows) but decided early on that she wanted to live in Montana. She moved to Bozeman after high school, started a family, and was bitten by the climbing bug later than most. Determined to learn the sport, she would climb alone late at night, bumbling her way up boulder problems with her headphones in. Her life now revolves around her kids, climbing, and trying to find the best local IPA.

Favorite routes: The Ladder (best V2 ever - Mt. Evans, CO), Flyhedral (Madison River), Wu-tang’s Wild Shinto Ride (Ten Sleep, WY).

Taylor Fragomeni

Route Setting Manager, Team Coach - Employee since 2013

Taylor got her start trad climbing in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate NY. When she moved to Bozeman in 2011, she began bouldering and sport climbing and learned how to pull on plastic in the gym. She loves to climb precarious technasty slab and anything involving body tension and is notorious for testing technical prowess and route-reading skills with her routesetting. Taylor loves that climbing presents both a mental and physical challenge and credits the sport with teaching her several lessons in trust, confidence, and risk management. On her rare days off from climbing, she can be found trail running, cooking, or curled up with a good book.

Favorite Climbs: Irukandji Syndrome at Natural Bridge, Byline at Bozeman Pass, Honey Bear in El Salto, and Dances with Cows in Ten Sleep.

Parker Webb

Instruction Coordinator, Customer Specialist - Employee since 2016

Growing up in Bozeman, Parker began to experience all the wonders and glories of climbing through swinging ice tools as a part of the Junior Mountaineering Team in 2011. After spending some time meandering through Nepal climbing, teaching, and convincing himself that there is no food better than curry, Parker landed back in Montana to study anthropology at Montana State University. Nowadays, Parker can be found swinging tools in Hyalite, falling off of sport climbs, attempting to have the best style in the Tour de Hyalite, slacklining, and instructing the Junior Mountaineering Team when not studying or working. 

Favorite Climbs: Anything with ice, Momentum (Dillon, MT); Tough Trip Through Paradise (Bozeman, MT); Narnia (Nepal)

Reneè Freeman

Customer Specialist, Instructor - Employee since 2012

Renee moved to Bozeman four years ago, and started climbing at Spire the day she rolled into town. Renee is from Reno, Nevada and studied Spanish and Community Health Sciences while feeding her addiction for adventure sports in the Tahoe area. As an adventurous athlete, Renee got serious about climbing in 2009 when the desire to pursue a new, potentially life-threatening sport called her off the ground and onto the rock. When she's not projecting Bozeman's gnarly sport climbs, Renee shreds sweet pow and works as a ski patroller at the Yellowstone Club, runs the toughest trail races in the West, and is learning the ins and outs of Montana trad climbing. 

Favorite Climbs: Renee loves any place she can get her hands on rock!

Hailey Hosken

Customer Specialist, Graphic Designer, Instructor, Routesetter - Employee since 2013

Hailey was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, where she cultivated a love for anything outdoors.  She started climbing in 2010 upon arriving in Bozeman and immediately was hooked on the physicality and mentality of the sport.  In addition to climbing, Hailey enjoys long distance trail running, mountain biking, nordic and alpine skiing, and spending time in the mountains. If she isn't spending time outside, you can find usually find her cuddled up  with a mug of tea or in the kitchen baking her legendary chocolate chip cookies.

Favorite Climbs: She loves long moderate trad routes and summiting desert towers in Moab, but around Montana her favorite areas are the Gallatin Canyon and the Northern Bridgers.  Her favorite route is The Mutt and Jeff at Humbug Spires.

Carissa Aarsvold

Customer Specialist, Instructor - Employee since 2015

Carissa first fell in love with the fight against gravity while attending Camp Shamineau as a young girl in Minnesota. After her first taste of outdoor climbing, she couldn't stop thinking about the next chance she would get to climb at the local crags. During the four years she worked at Camp Shamineau she gained experience working with the camp's ropes courses, climbing wall, and ice climbing tower. She also had opportunity to assist in leading rock climbing and canoeing trips. After moving to Montana in pursuit of mountains, Carissa fell in love with multi-pitch climbing. She is excited to learn more about trad climbing and ice climbing. 
 
Favorite Climbs: Danger High Boltage (Red Wing, MN); Dance of the Sugar Plumb Faeries (Shovel Point, MN); Panthalassa (Bozeman, MT)

Andrew Lamb

Customer Specialist, Instructor - Employee since 2017

Andrew grew up in the small town of Worland, Wy. Climbing was a foreign activity to a rural ranch kid and being only a few minutes’ drive from the world class destination of Ten Sleep Canyon, he was hooked. Dreaming of big mountains and big city lights he traded his horse for a pair of skis at the border and hasn’t looked back. His passion for science and stoke climbing brought him to MSU where he is currently studying physics. His first season in Bozeman he learned to ice climb while working for MSU’s Outdoor Rec Program, this aspect of climbing becoming his main forte. Now he divides his time between work at Spire, Instructing for the Outdoor Rec Program, and getting outside. 


Favorite Climbs: Anything with frozen water, preferably after a ten-mile hike. The Waltz, Gallatin Canyon, MT Durance route, Bears Lodge, WY

Katie McKinstry

Customer Specialist, Instructor - Employee since 2018

Coming from Idaho, Katie grew up with her life revolving around horses until 2015. After a change of direction she started to look for a new sport and hobby. That was when she climbed at a rock gym for the first time and has been climbing ever since. She has recently made the move to Bozeman from Boise, Idaho. After two seasons of ice climbing in Hyalite, and with the promise of cold weather for months and big mountains close to home she couldn't resist. Though she loves to rock climb, her passion in the climbing world is ice and big glaciated mountains. Being fairly new to climbing, Katie loves the learning aspect that comes with each person you meet in the climbing community and the way the sport revolves around partnership and physical effort. When Katie isn't climbing, you can find her out riding horses, bikes, skiing and enjoying time hiking on the trails. 

Favorite Climbs: The North Ridge of Mt Baker (Washington), Potsach (Moab, UT) and anything with frozen water!

Charlie Firer

Customer Specialist, Instructor - Employee since 2018

Charlie grew up in Wisconsin where he was fortunate enough to have a climbing team at his high school. After competing for a year, he got a job working at the climbing gym at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and guided weekend climbing trips. After realizing his love for climbing and slacklining couldn’t be satiated by the small crags in the flat-lands of the Midwest, he decided to move to Colorado. There, he spent as much time as possible honing his skills in bouldering, sport climbing, and highlining. Charlie moved to Bozeman in 2016 to explore new mountain ranges and meet new people.   

Charlie’s favorite types of climbs involve long days in the mountains often combining running and alpine climbing. Ultimately, he enjoys moving quickly through the mountains and utilizing all the skills he has acquired from many different disciplines. Although climbing will always be a part of Charlie’s life, he enjoys a wide variety of other activities ranging from back country skiing to trail runningslacklining, and yoga. 

Favorite climbs: Grand Traverse (but really just the Cathedral Traverse section) [Tetons], Cirque Traverse [Wind River Range], Mala Fama [Mexico] 

Kevin Lindlau

Customer Specialist, Instructor - Employee since 2018

Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, climbing was not on Kevin’s radar until moving to Durango Colorado to attend Fort Lewis College. With a plethora of climbing around town it was hard not to get involved into the sport. For the first two years of living in Colorado he dabbled in all forms of rock climbing, highlining, skiing, snow kayaking, you name it. It wasn’t until he met Marcus Garcia and was shown the world of Ice Climbing that he found his true passion. After his first season on ice, he decided to train and compete in the fantastic world of mixed climbing. This lead to an addiction in dry tooling that is still burning today. Kevin helps coach the USA Youth Ice team with Marcus Garcia and recently moved to Bozeman where he hopes to get more youth climbers involved in the sport. You won’t see him rock climbing often, but more likely dangling upside down on a pair of ice tools training for the Ice climbing World Cups.

Favorite Climbs: Jedi Mind Tricks (CO), Zero to Hero (CO), Anything dry tooling!

Nadav Oakes

Advanced Instruction - Employee since 2018

Nadav was born and raised in Israel. Prior to moving to the US, he guided climbing, mountaineering, and canyoneering throughout the region. He taught and trained rescue units and military rescue and special ops teams, and he worked and taught industrial rope access and rigging. Nadav spent a large portion of his free time during those years exploring new areas for climbing and canyoneering in Jordan, adding yet another region to his guiding repertoire and ultimately writing a guidebook to Moab, Jordan. Since coming to the US, Nadav has instructed climbing and mountaineering for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), and he has guided for Alaska Mountaineering School (AMS), Jackson Hole Mountain Guides (JHMG), and Montana Alpine Guides (MAG). Nadav enjoys doing anything in the vertical realm, from industrial rope access work to scaling granite big walls in Yosemite. Nadav's personal climbing trips and work have taken him across the globe; he has worked and/or climbed in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America. He is currently based out of Bozeman, Montana, and is available for guiding locally and abroad.