About The Trek
The UR FOOT Rock Climbing trip provides incoming first-years the unique experience of climbing in the Adirondacks. A professional guide will lead six first-years and two leaders at a cliff in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks known as “The Courthouse”. Participants will be camping at the Bear Brook Shelter, which is along the approach trail to the cliff. Some prior camping experience is preferred, but no prior climbing experience or gear is needed.

Trek Leaders

Hi, my name is Amanda and I’m a rising Senior from Union “You’ve never heard of it” Springs, New York. I’m majoring in International Relations and History with a Minor in Sustainability. I’ve been on the Mt. Marcy trek for the past 2 years, Allegheny last year, and now I am leading Rock Climbing. When I’m not shoving hummus in my face I play club soccer and am involved in Greek Life on campus. I’m also the fastest ID maker this side of the Mississippi. I love the Adirondacks and am so pumped to hang with you guys and climb the occasional rock. See you soon!

My name’s Matt Sperr, and I’m from the Greater Rochester area. I am a rising junior studying mechanical engineering. I’ll be your chauffeur to some of the best rock climbing in the Adirondacks. I love being outdoors and will never pass up an opportunity to camp, hike, fish, or hunt. Doing URFOOT was the best thing I could’ve done as I entered freshman year, as I made dozens of friends even before orientation week. I’ve gone on boat-plane fishing trips, worked for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, competed in two triathlons, and am a Saranac Ultra 6er! I hope to see you in August!

August 19th
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Trekees’ Move In
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Opening BBQ
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Trek Leaders Check Trekees’ Gear
August 20th
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Drive to Adirondacks (Lunch @Noon)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Arrive at Adirondacks, Pick Up Bear Canisters
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Arrive at Trail Head, Hike To Shelter
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM Arrive at Shelter, Dinner and Relax
August 21st
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Eat Breakfast
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Meeting With Climbing Guide
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Lunch and Climb
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Dinner and Relax
August 22nd
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Eat Breakfast
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pack Up and Head Out
10:30 AM – 4:00 PM Ride Towards UR
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Closing BBQ