In the 3rd and final part of Adventures In Service: New River Rendezvous, members of Venturing Crew 5.14 were rewarded with some top-roping out at the Meadow River.
While enjoying the new rocks, the group learned more about lead climbing technique from New River Alliance of Climbers (NRAC) guide, Jay Young. The Venturers were then given the chance to test out their skills by leading a few pitches.
Check out part 1 and part 2 of this Adventures In Service series, where members of Crew 5.14 helped NRAC volunteers by replacing aged and unsafe hardware on climbing routes. (NOTE: NRAC is the only organization allowed by the National Park Service to conduct bolt maintenance and drilling in the New River Gorge. Don’t try it!)
Climbing is set to be one of the basecamps at the Summit, are you excited? Tell us about your past climbing experiences in the comment section!