In earlier segments of this Venturing to the Summit series, we watched as members from Venturing Crews 32 and 44 from North Carolina worked and played in and around the New River Gorge. In this installment, that trend carries on as some of the group members rope up and head out for some climbing after helping to clean up access trails to a popular climbing spots in the area.
The perfect sandstone walls of the Gorge near the rim are a rock climber’s playground, and the area has long been a destination for ambitious pro climbers that want to get their challenge on.
But there are plenty of beginner routes in the Gorge, too. Not long after whitewater rafting was commercialized, the outfitters in the area began leading groups of people to the rim. For most of the participants, it was their first time. For more, it wouldn’t be the last.
Check out the video above to see the Venturers in action.
Is climbing on your agenda when the Summit Bechtel Reserve opens in 2013?