Battle of the Blocks Captain Spotlight: Jacob Werderits

Jacob is a Battle of the Blocks Captain for the West Philly Wallabies! He is originally from the Central Coast of California, but now finds his home in West Philadelphia. During the day, Jacob spends his time working with startups to build their data infrastructure to leverage the information their business collects. Outside of work, he loves cooking, camping, biking, and climbing.


When and how did you first get into climbing?
Moving to Philly in 2015, I knew that the first thing I needed to do was join a climbing gym and meet some local climbers.

What do you like about your neighborhood and what makes it unique?
West Philadelphia has always been the neighborhood that speaks to me the most, with its amount of greenery and inviting people.

What do you love about climbing and how do you think this comp is going to bring your team together?
I found my passion for climbing over 5 years ago and it has been an important source of community for me as well as a the perfect combination of mental and physical challenge. I feel like friendly competition is a wonderful way to build and strengthen connections.