Our commitments to you

We commit to sustainability and acting in an environmentally responsible way

We commit to indoor and outdoor climbing education of our members and staff

We commit to cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment 

We commit to growth by providing a space where our community can reach their goals

We commit to ensuring fun is the core of the Contact experience

Our team

Jeff Compas


Jeff has been climbing for 11 years but like most in our sport, he has climbed on everything from the time he was able to pull himself up and mantel over the edge of his crib. Jeff loves to share his passion for climbing with others. Over the years, Jeff and Jenny have taken hundreds of youth and adults on climbing and rappelling trips and opening a climbing gym in St. George has been a long time goal of theirs. 

CHRIS Horton


Chris' dream of owning a climbing gym started when he first pulled on plastic over 20 years ago. Chris has been climbing for 25+ years including guiding, route development, coaching and training. Since leaving Southern Utah, his goal has been to return to his favorite part of the world permanently. Chris is passionate about helping people achieve their goals, contributing to a fun, inclusive climbing community and environmental stewardship.

Jacquelyn Horton


Jacquelyn first fell in love with climbing at Mt. Lemmon in Tucson but it didn't take long to find appreciation for the convenience of a great climbing gym. Jacquelyn is most comfortable where the sun is hot, the dirt is red and the climbing is abundant!

Jacquelyn and Chris have two fur babies, two adult children and a desire to provide

St. George with the facility of it's dreams

Jenny compas


Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga are Jenny's specialties. She has been practicing since 2006 and was certified to teach from the amazing Maggie Smith Odette in 2013. She began climbing in 2008 and has taught countless numbers of youth and adults both yoga and climbing. Jenny is excited to run the Yoga Studio at Contact and connect with the community in a state of the art climbing facility.  


Nixon has been cragging responsibly since he was just a pup. He's an encouraging partner but also knows when to "go lay down". He's an ambassador to the sport and helps climbers pass the time between burns on their project. When he isn't taking people climbing, he enjoys rounding up cattle, trail running and sharing people's lunch. 

His dislikes include people swinging on ropes and general horseplay (we didn't make this up, he was born to work at a climbing gym.) 

interested in joining the contact team??

Please email your resume and cover letter to jacquelyn@contactclimbinggym.com for consideration

Fill out an application here.