Marc Akbar

Our newest setter and instructor Marc joins us from NYC. He’s got a great positive attitude and vibe, so he fits right in at The Spot. Enjoy those new “MA” routes!

Hometown: Hempstead, NY
Hobby: Run, climb, cards, depends on the day
Music: Anything with rhythm
Vacation: Anywhere I haven’t been
Movie: Remember the Titans
Book: The Heart and the Fist
Climbing since: 2012

Why did you join the team at The Spot?
Why I joined The Spot? Well…it’s The Spot, this place is legendary! The crew is great and you can’t beat the location.

What do you love about working at The Spot?
The people make the place. Everyone I work with love what they do and do it well so its easy to stay psyched.

Why do you climb?
It’s painful, frustrating, terrifying and amazingly fun. It’s taken me places I never thought I’d go with some of the best people I know while being challenging and competitive.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
Five years??? I don’t know about one year. Somewhere I can feed my climbing addiction I guess.

Anything else you’d like to tell folks?
Go Noles!