Hello All.

We have a pair of clinics scheduled for the next couple of weeks. This coming Saturday, May 25th, recent Gunks transplant and IFMGA Certified guide Silas Rossi will be doing a clinic for lead climbers with tips on rope and stance management, rappelling, belay systems and in general on how to be a more safe and efficient leader.

Based on interest, I will also be available to give a clinic for less exerienced climbers on basic toprope anchor building.

On June 8th AMGA certified Rock Guide and northeast ice climbing all star, Ryan Stefiuk, will be giving a clinic on knots and hitches. Based on some recent things he's seen out at the cliffs Ryan has noticed that folks are often unaware of just the right knot to use for a given situation and he's psyched to help Gunks climbers become more well versed on how to tie a variety knots and hitches and their proper applications.

Again, we'll be offering another anchor building clinic here too.

Humble thanks in advanced to these two super accomplished climbers and guides for volunteering their time. Please get the word so that we have a good turnout for these clinics and definitely stop by to socialize even if you're not interested in the clinic. It' a blast to see everybody.

The clinics, as always, will be in the Uberfall with folks meeting at 6 pm on the carriage road below Ken's Crack. If you are planning to come to one or both please RSVP to joe@alpineendeavors.com and if you RSVP then definitely come.

Be well, Joe.