The back half of Tufas will be closed 11/1 – 11/3 & The Whole Gym Closed 11/4 – 11/5

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Idaho Ketcham

Idaho Ketcham

I grew up for the most part around Hockessin, Delaware but also New Hampshire and Maine as a teenager. I first got into climbing when I was 13, frequenting climbing crags in the White Mountains. In 2016, I moved to a small island in the Gulf of Thailand, where I worked as a climbing and scuba diving instructor for a year. My favorite book right now would actually be a tie between Ishmael and Shantaram. My favorite climbing snack is without a doubt wasabi peas. After backpacking around Europe and New Zealand for several months, I decided it was time to move back to the States. Since arriving in Philly at the start of 2018, I have spent the majority of my time at Tufas, working, climbing and enjoying (almost) every day of it.