Ben Tobias

Since: 2020 

About Me: Raised in the Western Suburbs of Chicago before going to the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign for Molecular Biology and Chemistry. Covid forced him back home to help with his family’s music store, but that allowed him the time to fall back in love with climbing. Since then, he’s been traveling around the country, climbing whenever and wherever possible.  

Hometown: Downers Grove, Illinois/Buffalo, Minnesota 

Climbing Since: 2012 

Favorite Type of Climbing: Sport/Lead Climbing 

Favorite Climbing Area: Lily Mountain, Estes Park, CO 

What I Love About Climbing: The sense of accomplishment that comes with climbing through the fear at 80 feet up and being able to enter the flow state. 

Other Interests: Hiking, Backpacking, Baking, Live Music 

Interesting Facts: I was once a roadie for Kevin Bacon, so if we ever meet, you’ll be 2 degrees from Kevin Bacon.