Meet the Coaches

The coaches of Team Charleston have a combined experience of over 50 years in teaching, climbing, teambuilding, and yoga. All of our coaches have a passion for the sport of climbing and are eager to share that passion. Our coaches are always striving to improve themselves as teachers, mentors, and climbers and are constantly seeking professional development. All of our coaches possess a minimum of 1st Aid and CPR certification, have successfully completed the U.S Olympic Committees’ Safe Sport Training, and have had either a Federal or SLED background check.

Robert Lavarnway

Robert Lavarnway


Concord, North Carolina


  • American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor
  • Climbing Wall Association Instructor Provider
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • USA Climbing Certified Coach
  • USA Climbing Certified Route Setter
  • Certified Sports Nutritionist
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach