Derick is a medical laboratory scientist at CHOP living in the Graduate Hospital area. He has been a climber for over 10 years and is always on the look out for more climbing partners! If you see Derick around the gym or at the crag, ask him about sport and trad climbing, self-rescue, snowboarding, soccer, or statistical computing!
Chris is a climber, runner, teacher and father currently living in Downington. He skateboards as much as his body will allow, and spends much of his summer climbing in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and the Gunks. When he's not in the outdoors or in the classroom, he enjoys baking bread and making chocolate chip pancakes (which his boys say are the best!).
There’s a lot of rumors floating around about Tufas Bouldering Lounge - a 24/7 access code for members? Opening this summer or postponed for a few decades? A bar inside the gym? And what’s a “bouldering lounge” anyway? We sat down with the owners to debunk the myths and learn more about this new gym coming to South Kensington! Read the interview here
This spring, Philly climber Hayley Boyle organized her own mini women’s climbing festival in Utah. She tells us about how it all started, what they climbed, how ditching the guys gave the trip a different vibe, and her vision for how this can grow into something bigger and better every year. Read more
Ever wonder what happens at these "climbing festivals"? Do people actually climb, or do they just drink beer and talk about climbing? Read Matt's take on his first time participating in the annual Las Vegas climbing festival.
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The new Gunks campground has been a polarizing topic for climbers in the northeast since Its official opening was announced early this year. Shawn Ryan attended the American Alpine Club’s volunteer prep weekend to help get the campground ready for its official opening on May 15th, here is what he found.