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C4C Pennsylvania

Chapter Contact

Bill Wos
Willow Street, PA
E- mail: billwos@msn.com 

HIStory

Fifty-nine students attended the first meeting of this chapter on Feb. 15, 2005. Fourteen new members were recruited after Gary Fallesen's presentation on Climbing For Christ and several dozen others signed up for more information from chapter coordinator Johnathan Esper. Esper graduated in May 2005 and was succeeded as chapter coordinator for one year by Rebecca Maynard. On July 21, 2008, Craig Beck volunteered to lead the chapter, planning his first event for Aug. 17. Craig was succeeded by Bill Wos on Nov. 18, 2011.

Latest News

Re-starting the chapter: Hike on Chickies Rock

Re-starting the chapter: Hike Chickies Rock An easy one-mile hike on Chickies Rock near Columbia, Pa. on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008. Chapter coordinator Chip Beck and long-time member Bill Wos met. “We had a great time of fellowship and brainstorming,” Craig says, as he seeks to find ways to get more local members involved with the chapter. The view of the Susquehanna River from the top of Chickies Rock.  Read more »

Craig and 'Jon and Kate Plus 8'

Craig and 'Jon and Kate Plus 8' Jon and Kate Plus 8, a reality TV show about a husband and wife who had twins and then sextuplets, visited the Christian theater in Lancaster where chapter coordinator Craig Beck worked as the lead small animal trainer. “Hello everyone,” Craig said. “Hope all is well in your world. Just thought I'd give you a heads-up. Sight & Sound Theatres will be on an episode of Jon and Kate Plus 8 at 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 on The Learning Channel. The family visited here a few weeks ago and we were able to show a few critters to ... Read more »

Craig Beck

Thanks to Chip for serving in Pennsylvania! Craig Beck on the summit of Mount Washington, N.H. on July 11, 2008. Born: April 8, 1977. Residence: Lancaster, PA. Occupation: I’ve worked for 10 years at Sight & Sound Theatres are the Lead Animal Trainer of the smaller critters (birds, dogs, skunks, alpacas, etc.). How long have you climbed? On and off over the last seven years. Type of climbing you do: Rock gyms, day-hikes, and I’m looking forward to starting bouldering. Highlight of climbing career: The climbing wall at the Bass Pro Shop. Just kidding. From July 8-... Read more »

Bill Wos

Bill Wos, left, with Pennsylvania member Matt Kroll, right, and a friend from Colorado on the summit of Mount Lafayette in New Hampshire's Whites in January 2009. (Mount Washington is in the background.) Bill Wos volunteered to become the fourth coordinator of the Pennsylvania Chapter on Nov. 18, 2011. Here's a glimpse of Bill: Date of birth: Feb. 17, 1955. Residence: Willow Street, PA. Family: Married with one daughter and grandchildren. Occupation: Commercial Construction Estimator. How long have you climbed? 20 years. Type of climbing you do: Rock, ice and mountaineering. Highlight... Read more »

Take a Kid Climbing Day

Take a Kid Climbing Day, Special Edition Pennsylvania was focused on the Super Bowl on the day “Take a Kid Climbing” was scheduled nationally (on Feb. 1, 2009). The state had plenty to cheer about as the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated Arizona, 27-23, to win Super Bowl XLIII. Taking a kid climbing wasn't forgotten, though. The PA Chapter had its own day: Saturday, April 11, 2009 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cliffhangers Climbing Gym in Reading. Chickies redux The PA Chapter, which celebrated its rebirth in the summer of 2008 with an easy hike on Chickies Rock near Columbia, PA, return... Read more »