First Outdoor Trip for Mountaineering
The Mountaineering Club had excellent weather on the first outdoor climbing trip of the season recently. The class of '23 was well represented as CDTs Erika Hartel, Hope Mathews, Collin Dyches and Garret Daley were on the Shawangunk rock for the first time, they also rappeled from the cliff top. After lots of challenging work and training George Plantenga did his first few lead climbs, quite an accomplishment. Captain Gerrit Rummel and Firsties Ian Navarro and Keegan Fitzpatrick were also on the 'sharp end,' which is another way of saying that they were lead climbing on traditional gear.