"Why do climbers from all over the world climb at the Mohonk Preserve?"
I recently took Seven athletes from Junior Team A Step along with my 2 children, Carson and Madillyn to find out why. Then they tackled the world famous vertical cliffs and overhangs of the Shawangunk Mountains in upstate New York where the "Gunk's” a world class location, offers some of the best rock climbing in the eastern United States.
We were guided by the experienced rock climbing instructors Jim Schimburg and Gary Duval from a New Hampshire based rock climbing company, Rhino Guides. www.rhinoguides.com The junior team scaled the distinctive, stark, white cliffs of the Gunk's in the hot humid August sun and they are as tough as they look – with sharp angles testing their skills. The quartz pebbles and deep fissures provided multiple holds for these athletes. Not only did they learn new skills and make new friends, they also learned that despite the loss of a limb or limbs they can meet new challenges and succeed at a very difficult skill. Everyone all had a great experience climbing, swimming and something as simple as hanging out with friends. Thanks to Stephanie for coming along and Hemsley your such a great help.