Resume

Samuel Anthony Elias
Date of Birth: 8/25/1982

Climbing Timeline:

2011: Age 28-29
Routes up to 5.14c red point, 5.13c on sight. Competed in Ouray Ice competition and Kirov, Russia Ice World Cup competition. International climbing trip to Spain

2010: Age 27-28
Routes up to 5.14c red point. Equipped and established new routes, first ascent, up to 5.14b. Ice up to WI6. Mixed up to M12/13, and M10 onsight. 2nd place finish in Ouray Ice Competition, 1 of only 2 competitors to on sight comp route. International climbing trips to Turkey, Europe (Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Czech Republic, and Switzerland), and China.

2009: Age 26-27
Routes up to 5.14c red point and 5.13c on sight. Ice up to WI6. Mixed up to M11, and M10 on sight. International climbing trips to Venezuela, Greece, and Canada, and Spain.

2008: Age 25-26
Ice up to WI6, mixed up to M11, 16th place finish in Ouray Ice Comp. Routes up to 5.14a. International climbing trip to France.

2007: Age 24-25
Ice up to WI 5+, and mixed up to M9 on sight, as well as a few boulders up to V10, routes up to 5.14a. International climbing trips to France and Spain.

2006: Age 23-24
Spent April, May, and October in the Red River Gorge and June through September, as well as November and December in Rifle. I climbed routes up to 5.14a and a little ice up to WI 5+.

2005: Age 22-23
First full climbing season residing permanently in the Red River Gorge, KY, hardest redpoint went from 5.12b to 5.13c

2004: Age 21
First 5.12b in the Red River Gorge, KY

2002: Age 19
First 5.12a in the New River Gorge, WV

2000: Age 17
First lead climb (5.8) in Big Cottonwood Canyon in Salt Lake City, UT. Climbed up to 5.11+.

1995: Age 12
First climbing experience at an outdoor summer camp in Colorado.

Outdoor Industry Work Experience:

Fall 2008 – Present
Employment by Black Diamond Equipment Ltd.
Rocky Mountain Region: CO, WY, NM

Job Description:
Technical representative/Assistant Sales Representative for the Rocky Mountain territory

Spring 2008 – Fall 2008
Employment by Big Stone Publishing
Carbondale, CO

Job Description:
Subscriptions manager within the circulation department responsible for distribution of Rock & Ice and Trail Runner magazines

Summer 2007 – Spring 2008
Employment at Summit Canyon Mountaineering
Glenwood Springs, CO

Job Description:
Buyer within upper management primarily responsible for hard goods inventory and general oversight of store operation

Summer 2006 – March 2007
Employment at Summit Canyon Mountaineering
Glenwood Springs, CO

Summer and Fall Job Description:
Climbing counter manager and retail floor salesman specializing in spring/ summer outdoor oriented hard goods and soft goods

Winter Job Description:
Backcountry ski shop manager and head ski technician in charge of all rental equipment and paperwork, as well as retail salesman specializing in fall/ winter outdoor oriented hard goods and soft goods, primarily telemark and alpine touring equipment and backcountry accessories

Spring 2006, Spring 2005-Fall 2005
Employment at Miguel’s Pizza and Climb Shop
Slade, KY

Job Description:
Food preparation and sales, retail climbing equipment and clothing salesman, facility and grounds maintenance, and business handlings

Winter 2005 – Spring 2006, Summers of 2000, 2001, 2002
Employment at Planet Rock Climbing Gym
Pontiac, MI

Job description:
Managerial position involving climbing instruction and safety oversight, retail climbing equipment and clothing salesman, equipment and facility maintenance, and business handlings

Education:

Fall 2000 – Spring 2004
The College of Idaho, formerly Albertson College of Idaho (Graduated)
Caldwell, Idaho

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Majors: Biology (general) and Fine Art (ceramics)
Minor: Chemistry

Summer 2002
Oakland University
Rochester Hills, Michigan

Fall 1998 – Spring 2000
Rowland Hall St. Mark’s School and Rowmark Ski Racing Academy (Graduated)
Salt Lake City, Utah

Fall 1996 – Spring 1998
Brother Rice High School
Birmingham, Michigan