AJ Shirey

Team Coach

AJ is the head coach of the Stone Summit Vertical team. Having started climbing at age 11, he draws on nearly a decade and a half of climbing experience- as a competitor in two youth national championships, an outdoor climber throughout the southeast's premiere crags, and as a coach and instructor for the last several years. 

As a former "team kid" himself, AJ enjoys flipping the script, handing out the hard workouts instead of doing them.

When he isn't yelling at kids to use their feet, you can find AJ at whatever stand-up comedy club is free to get into that night.