It’s happening! We’re finally reopening!
Over the last few months, we have worked hard – and thought even harder – about if and how to reopen Cathedral Mountain Guides and how to get back to climbing in the places we love with the people we care so deeply about. Most importantly, how to do so responsibly. And now, finally, we’re happy to say that we are ready!
It is going to be different. There will be face coverings when we share a tight belay stance, there is a health form that you will have to fill out (twice…), we’ll have to drive separately to the crag, sanitize our hands throughout the day, our gear once the day is done. And the list goes on. It’s a lot to ask, we know, but we already ask a lot of each other in a day of climbing. We are partners out there on the cliff, literally taking each other’s lives into our hands. This is just one more move along those same lines; one more instance where good planning and good communication is key to a successful day in the mountains.
The responsibility of minimizing the risks associated with climbing during a pandemic is shared between guide and guest. The only way we can do this is with your help. Together we can move forward to climb again, to teach and learn again, and to be on those brilliant New Hampshire rock climbs once again.
So if you are ready to get out climbing, we would love to be out there with you. Know that the safety and well-being of our guests and guides remain our top-priority. We pledge to take this risk seriously and to remain vigilant as we navigate an ever-evolving situation.
Please check out the nittier, grittier version of our Climbing & COVID-19 response and don’t hesitate to contact us with any ideas or questions you may have. As always, we’re here to fine-tune the day(s) to meet your goals and needs.