Don’t join a gym, Join a movement


Mountain Goat climbing is a community of climbers changing their community

Everyone who climbs at Mountain Goat Climbing is a part of something much bigger than just rock climbing. Mountain Goat exists to provide free adventures and mentoring for at-risk youth all over South Carolina – in fact, we’re the only 501c3 non-profit climbing gym in the entire country. Every dollar we bring in provides these opportunities and 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.

Join a community

Mountain Goat Climbing is a community of incredible people. Climbing is also an effective and fun form of exercise. Come try it - we bet you'll like it if you give it a chance. Never been before? We'll teach you everything you need to know

Give back

Every dollar spent at Mountain Goat provides free climbing, outdoor trips and mentoring for at-risk kids all over South Carolina. When you climb here, you're part of that.

Provide jobs

The at-risk kids in our mentoring program are also trained for jobs. Our goal is to introduce at-risk students to free climbing through our mentoring program and have them earn jobs in our gym.


Our staff


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Cam Hill

Cam is an Ohio native and is in charge of

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Ryan McCrary

Ryan is the founder of GOAT and The Mountain Goat.

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Joey Short

Joey is in charge of GOAT’s programs, but is around

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Haley Bauer

Haley has been around Mountain Goat for years – when

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Will Snader

Will actually started climbing right here at Mountain Goat. These

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Elliott Gilmer

Elliot is one of the newer faces around Mountain Goat.

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Greg Ramsey

Greg is one of our routesetters and helps make sure

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Lauren Taylor

Lauren has been volunteering around GOAT for a while, so

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Mac Daniels

Mac started off on our climbing team and even made

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Ellie Kennedy

Ellie Kennedy is a Greenville native, and junior at Wade Hampton

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Erica Blanton

Erica comes to Mountain Goat as a recent graduate of

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John Tucker

John discovered us while working on planes in our backyard.