This climbing season sure has been busy! Dr. Carr and Team have been training diligently to hone their rock climbing skills in two of the best known areas in the country for this – Red Rocks Canyon in Las Vegas and Washington Pass in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state.

The CNYOSM climbing team has also added new members who successfully reached the summit of Mt. Rainier as their initiation to mountaineering in May 2016 – congrats Adam Enders and Ken Rowell!

Dr. Carr, Lara Enders and new members Adam Enders and Kat Melancon will be finishing off the summer in “grand” style with a trip to the Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Grand Teton National Park is named for Grand Teton (13,775 ft), the tallest mountain in the Teton Range, which will be one objective for some of the team members. Dr. Carr will be attempting a new route having already climbed the standard: the complete Exum Ridge (rated 5.7). It’s one of the “Fifty Classic Climbs of North America”, and just the right kind of endeavor to develop the team’s alpine rock climbing skills in preparation for Cartsensz Pyramid in the fall!