As a competitive youth climbing athlete, Simon trained and climbed in Grimes, Iowa at Climb Iowa gym. As a climber, Simon has a passion hard to compare. Eventually, he trained hard and long enough for an invite to the USA Climbing Youth National Team. He competed at the Munich World Cup and the Youth World Championship in Innsbruck in 2017. Doing as climbers do, he moved from Iowa to Colorado and from the competition world to the outdoor bouldering scene. Simon has made a huge impact on the Front Range in a very short time. Simon’s sends include Be Kinda Soft in RMNP, Warrior Up in Lincoln Lake, and Nothing Else Matters in Guanella Pass. Simon is currently a USA Climbing Youth coach at Movement Climbing + Fitness in Boulder, Colorado.