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Adventures in Scouting - New River Gorge - 5/27-29/2011

posted Dec 31, 2011, 9:50 PM by Gordon Araujo   [ updated Jan 2, 2012, 6:39 AM ]
Finally, a posting of our trip to the New River Gorge in West Virginia.  In May 2012, we were asked to join the Adventures in Service program at the New River Gorge to participate in a service project with the New River Alliance of Climbers.  Thanks to the members at WELD that were our gracious hosts and photographers.  With the help of Kenny Parker from NRAC, we completed a bolt replacement project on Two Bag Face, 5.9, at Workman's Wall, Fern Buttress after removing a deteriorated piton.  In addition, we were able to climb the newly re-bolted route.  That night our crew members were treated to pizza at Pies and Pints.  Our members also got to experience authentic climber camping at Roger's Campground in Kaymoor. On our second day of climbing, we went to Rehab Wall at Meadow River.  During this climbing experience, two of our members were allowed to sport lead two of the routes.  The entire crew also bouldered a few problems at the crag.  Take a look at the pictures and videos put together as promotional materials for The Bechtel Summit, the home of the future National Scout Jamborees for the Boy Scouts of America.

2011-05-29 New River Gorge

After returning from our trip, our local newspaper, The Reading Eagle, prepared an article about our crew's experience at the New River Gorge.

The blog for The Bechtel Summit prepared three articles about our crew's experience:
Three videos were also prepared about the climbing high-adventure program being developed at The Bechtel Summit for the Boy Scout National Jamboree 2013.

New River Rendezvous Rock Climbing, Part 1

New River Rendezvous Rock Climbing, Part 2

New River Rendezvous Rock Climbing, Part 3