3 canoes on lake cole

From roll to rock.

After their time biking, the Maine Coast crew has moved on to rock climbing. They spent the last 2 days with Acadia Mountain Guides climbing in Acadia National Park, including a day in the famed Otter Cliffs area.

Maine 2 group rock

Everyone has been pushing their limits as they tackled a variety of climbs, rappels, and traverses. Claire topped a 5.8 at Otter Cliffs which is no small feat for anyone. Alan rappelled down the cliffs and gave it everything on the climb back up. Nicole added to her badges of courage while she perfected a difficult move. Evan was the Leader of the Day and did a great job keeping the group organized and making some important decisions. Besides climbing, Conor has been keeping everyone entertained some old school songs and odd stories about eating dog food. Max has been rocking an interesting hat, but donned the helmet for the day and gave the camera a rather clear opinion of the day’s activity.

Max rocks

According to Todd, Anne has been the a “little bouldering monkey,” finding holds where holds shouldn’t be found. She also enjoyed the tyrolean traverse later in the day.

Anne rocks too

After their second day of climbing, the crew stopped by the kayak outfitter to pick up their dry bags. They’ll be all packed up in the morning as they head out on their 4-day sea kayak voyage. Check back late Wednesday for another update when they get back to shore.


Zach eigenbrodt

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Zach couldn't keep himself out of the woods when growing up. He started working at a Northern Wisconsin YMCA Camp as a wilderness trip leader while in college and fell in love with getting kids into nature. The smiles on kids faces after returning from a once in a life time wilderness experience is why he is here today. Zach brought his talents to Frost Valley YMCA, in 2014, when he started as the Trips Coordinator and soon was promoted to Adventure Director. Zach loves all forms of Wilderness exploration, though some would say his heart lies most with canoeing.

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