Dakota on Black Wall HQ (1) (edited-Pixl


Hi I'm Dakota. First ascentionist, 911 EMT, and author. I've established over a mile of new climbing routes all over Colorado and Utah and have self published two books with my wonderful wife, Jasmin Menez.


As a living breathing namesake, I represent the few unlikely wall climbers to come from the 3rd flattest state in the union. North Dakota born and road worn, I’ve cut my teeth on every style of climbing the lower 48 have to offer. Currently residing in Colorado, I spend many of my days (and nights) working in an ambulance serving the burbs north of Denver. Between calls or while driving across the country I scribble away in my journal and plan for the next big first ascent or creative project.