A new season means all new styles at Rock/Creek! Fall arrivals are pouring in, and our staff has been hard at work getting them ready for you in time for cooler weather. Read on to meet some of our team members and find out what they’re most excited about this fall at Rock/Creek.
Store: R/C North Shore
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Backpacking and rock climbing.
Fun Fact: Cody is a trained Wilderness EMT, ropes course guide, and loves training his peers in outdoor gear.
Favorite Fall Gear: Cody is a huge fan of the Ferrosi jacket by Outdoor Research. This is his go-to jacket when it comes to guiding outdoors. Although it’s extremely lightweight and durable, it still provides the insulation he needs during colder weather here in Chatt Town.
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Trail running, backpacking and road tripping to national parks. Also, do puppy kisses count as an outdoor activity?
Fun Fact: Madison hiked the Tour du Mont Blanc in the Alps in 2016, and it’s her goal to one day return to compete in one of the ultra-marathons that are held there each August.
Favorite Fall Gear: “I’ve been wearing the same Icebreaker 175 Everyday Long Sleeve 1/2 zip for almost five years and it’s still my favorite piece for fall and winter. It’s perfect for layering up when it’s truly cold outside, and also works well on its own in milder fall temps. Plus, the breathable merino and half zip let me stay comfortable if it warms up unexpectedly. This is easily the most useful and versatile piece of clothing I own.”
Favorite Outdoor Activities: AJ has been rock climbing for 9 or 10 years, and his favorite bouldering spot is Stone Fort in Chattanooga. His favorite rope climbing spot is Little River Canyon. AJ likes to travel and has been to Colorado, New York, and Miami. He also loves backpacking and paddle boarding.
Favorite Fall Gear: AJ is excited about the new La Sportiva approach shoe, the Tx4, because they’re a great everyday shoe that can also handle moderate climbs. He has also begun building his fall attire with several of our new apparel pieces.
Store: R/C Franklin
Favorite Outdoor Activities: “I spend my time rock climbing, hiking, and dreaming about Wyoming.”
Fun Fact: “I also enjoy roasting coffee and being an occasional barista.”
Favorite Fall Gear: “My favorite thing in the shop right now is the Outdoor Research Winter Ferrosi Hoody. It’s the perfect combination of warmth and weather protection for seriously cold days outside.”