Kelly Macomber Straight &

Zabette Macomber

Kelly and Zabette have owned and operated the Vashon Recess Lab Climbing Wall since 2016. Having two active children can be trying, especially during the winter as many parents can attest to! So they knew that a climbing wall would bring some sanity to their house and hopefully others as well.
They love that climbers of all ages come and get their yayas out on the wall!

In the back of their closet are Halloween costumes.



Lyra Pierotti

Lyra Pierotti, is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide, whose has guided all over the world, including rock climbing in Yosemite and mountaineering for scientists in Antarctica. She is also an educator, and has worked as an adjunct instructor for the Girls on Ice program, based out of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Lyra calls Vashon home and is stoked to share her favorite sport with all climbers.

In the back of her closet is just more climbing gear.

And a sparkly tutu.

Climbing Guide & Instructor


Jean Taggart


Jean loves everything outdoors, long distance hiking, and rock climbing. She has a few degrees in Geology because the Earth rocks. An avid long distance hiker, she's hiked the southern half of the PCT, the VT Long Trail, and the Arizona Trail. She's originally from New Hampshire and started climbing in the gyms on the seacoast and at Rumney Rocks. She's always looking forward to her annual climbing trip to City of Rocks in Idaho.

In the back of her closet are rocks she's collected from Mars.

Climbing Instructor


Isaac Escovedo

Climbing Assistant

Issac is our wall guide who loves playing with kids of all ages and helping them realize that they are as great as he knows they are!

In the back of his closet, he has a 1978 El Camino and a jar of Vegemite.

Pod of Whales

Mabel Moses

Climbing Assistant

Mabel is our wall guide who helps climbers of all ages find the perfect route. She loves hanging out with younger climbers encouraging them to try for that one last hold.

And we think - no - we KNOW - that in the back of her closet, she has an erg.

Just some of the characters you might come across at the Lab!


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17641 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070

​​Tel: 206-408-7273