Robbie Warke MIA CIC, NICAS Director Managing Director/Owner
Robbie has been involved in climbing for over 30 years. Cutting his teeth on the polished limestone of Chudleigh rocks he has traveled the world climbing in the greater mountain ranges as well as cragging throughout Europe and the States. New routing has been a major part of his climbing career and he has put up significant new climbs both in the UK and around mainland Europe. He has also made second ascents of many major climbs around the UK and Europe.
Robbie was involved in the early development of Mile End climbing wall in London and has worked around climbing walls for over 20 years, his route setting skills are second to none and he tries to bring a natural element to all his indoor climbs.
As a caver, cave diver and mountaineer he has been involved in some hardcore exploration and when not on the crags can usually be found either underground or underwater! You may also occasionally hear him play guitar and sing!
As an MIA, CIC and industrial rope technician he is at the helm of everything Dart Rock Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie Langler SPA CWA CWLA/NICAS Director Duty Manager
Jamie is one of our Duty Managers here at Dart Rock Climbing Centre. He has always been fascinated by the outdoors, having studied the subject for 7 years and even gaining a degree in Outdoor Adventure Education. He is also a SPA and CWLA holder, as well as a variety of coaching awards.
A regular climber since the opening of the Centre several years ago, Jamie has also worked here as a volunteer, duty instructor and coach: he can regularly be seen behind the reception of the Centre, coaching our fantastic Dart Rock Youth Team, or out on the nearby local crags taking customers on their first outdoor adventures.
His main roles are to ensure that the climbing Centre is used to its full potential, maintained to an exceptionally high standard whilst also offering users safe, exciting and challenging routes to climb in a safe and user-friendly environment, and to provide supervision and advice to individual and group climbers as required – he honestly believes he couldn't’t be in a much better line of work. Email email@example.com
Sam Wonnacott CWA Duty Manager
Sam is currently our trainee duty manager. Originally being a dancer who was scared of heights when she tried climbing for the first time she was surprised to have caught the bug. After training to become an outdoor instructor Sam has joined our team as a CWA holder, a keen climber and kayaker. She most enjoys instructing ‘try a climb’ and ‘climb school’ sessions to get more people hooked on the sport. Although Sam is rather on the short side she makes up for it with her huge enthusiasm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jake Sanford CWA Duty Staff
Jake started here as an apprentice instructor, he is now one of our duty staff and can be seen behind the desk or on the wall! email email@example.com
Tom Rainey Apprentice staff
Hello My name is Thomas Rainey and I have been climbing at Dart Rock for about 6 years now and was part of the Dart Rock Youth Team I have been supporting Dart Rock since I started and it feels like a second home to me. After being part of the youth team I was given the chance to be an apprentice and work here and to this day has been the best offer of my life.
Julian Mann Instructor/Duty Staff
Since 1978, Julian has been actively involved in hill-walking, mountaineering and climbing, and have been leading groups since the early 1980s. He has worked with a wide range of clients with differing needs, including adults, young people, beginners and those with experience. He has led groups in many locations from South West sea cliff climbing to expedition in Iceland. He is Lead Tutor for Outdoor Education at a local secondary school and is also the Training Officer for Devon Cave Rescue Organisation.
He holds the following qualifications.
- Mountain Leader (S).
- Single Pitch Award.
- Local Cave Leader level 1.
- DofE Gold Assessor.
He is a member of the BMC, BCA and MTA. He has up-to-date 16hr Outdoor first aid, DBS and safeguarding certificates.
MEGHAN (Megsy) Warke (Mascot)
I’m a border collie with a very important job around here. I bring things to customers. They throw them. I bring them back. Etc. If you don’t play with me, I’ll have to put my toys inside your rucksack. You really should play with me. I don’t feel like I’m doing my job if you don’t.
Besides fetching, I have the very important job of keeping all the cake crumbs off the floor. I love cake. I love chasing balls. I especially love doing tricks. I'm getting quite old and blind now so I spend more time behind reception but I'm always up for some soggy toy throwing fun! Ask Paula and she will show you how she puts me through the paces. Please throw the toy, I know it is wet and soggy, but I’ll love you forever if you throw it. Throw it. Throw it now. You know you want to... Email firstname.lastname@example.org