We say it a lot, but it's true – The Mountain Goat is much more than just a climbing gym. Every dollar we bring in provides opportunities for under-resourced kids in our state – seriously. All of the money paid by the public keeps the doors open and the lights on so that even more kids get a chance to enjoy climbing.

The Mountain Goat indoor climbing gym is a part of a Greenville area non-profit, GOAT. Our main priority is serving under-resourced youth in Greenville and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with them through outdoor adventure trips - and now through our indoor climbing facility.

What is GOAT?

GOAT stands for Great Outdoor Adventure Trips and is a 501(c)3 non-profit in Greenville that has served under-resourced and at-risk youth through outdoor trips since 2008.


Our staff are like family. Because of the mission of our climbing gym, we don't just have warm bodies in here to check you in and take your money. Everyone in our family believes in what we do here and understands that we exist to serve under-resourced kids in Greenville.

They're also committed to making everyone who visits us feel welcome and excited about climbing. So whether you've been climbing for years, or you've never climbed before, come join us. We're ready to help!

Cam Hill


Cam manages climbing activities and operations for The Mountain Goat and indoor climbing through GOAT's programs. He's in charge. Cam is a native of Ohio, but currently lives in Greenville with his wife, Joy.

Joey Short


Joey is the Program Director for our parent organization, GOAT. When he's not busy with outdoor programs, he's in the gym helping set routes and working with kids. Joey lives in Greenville with his wife, Kathryn.

Ryan McCrary


Ryan is the Director of GOAT and started the organization in 2009. He is typically around the gym as the resident old man. Only when he's not busy answering the phone. Ryan lives in Greenville with his wife, Chrissy.

Haley Bauer

Front Desk/Belayer

Haley is a junior at Wade Hampton High and has been a part of the Mountain Goat family since before she could drive (which really isn't that long ago).

Nick Hamby

Front Desk/Belayer/Coach

Nick has the most legitimate hair at The Mountain Goat and probably spends the most time here. If you've ever been to The Mountain Goat, you've seen Nick around. Nick is currently a senior at Wade Hampton High School.

Will Snader


Will was voted "most likely to look like Shaun White" within our Mountain Goat family. You might also recognize Will from Half-moon Outfitters in Greenville. He's everywhere.

Lauren Taylor

Front Desk/Belayer

Tyler Miller

Coach/Front Desk/Belayer

Mikey Hayes

Coach/Routesetting Intern