WHAT IS A SCPC AMBASSADOR?
A SCPC Ambassador is a climber, a volunteer, a person that is trying to improve the situations at our climbing areas. They are a direct connection from the land owners/managers to the climbing community and work with land owners/managers to keep climbing access open. They organize Adopt a Crags (annual clean ups), sometimes hold events such as comps or Gym to Crags, and most importantly, they educate the public about best practices as a climber in the outdoors.
MEET OUR AMBASSADORS
RYAN SHIPP - Governor Stable (GS)
Shipp has a been an ambassador to GS for many years, his involvement with protecting GS was before the creation of SCPC in 2015. Shipp is also the President of SCPC and more info can be found in his bio the Mission and Board tab.
Adam Hartman - Governor Dick (gretna)
Adam has a been an ambassador to GD for many years, his involvement with protecting GD was before the creation of SCPC in 2015. Adam is also the Vice - President of SCPC and more info can be found in his bio the Mission and Board tab.
Sean Hoffecker - Whiskey Springs
Sean is a Mechanicsburg native that began climbing at Climbnasium back in 2010. While most inclined towards bouldering, Sean will not shy away from the sharp end of a rope. His favorite local crags are Governor Dick from the boulders and Safe Harbor for clipping bolts. As an ambassador for SCPC, Sean's job is to help the community grow through fundraisers, clean-ups, and bringing new members into the fold. Sean is often found training at Climbnasium where he has been a setter for three years. Outside of climbing, Sean works in Mechancisburg as a family wealth advisor.
Tom Rowan - Michaux state forest
Tom has always been drawn to the outdoors and the unique variety of education it has to offer. Tom was introduced to “real” rock climbing on a guided trip with his dad, brother, and sister when he was fourteen years old at Coopers Rock, WV. Since then, climbing has been an integral part of his personal and professional life. Despite deep concerns by his parents, Tom decided to pursue a career in the outdoor education and guiding industry. Over the years Tom has worn many hats: wilderness instructor, climbing wall and ropes course manager, Outward Bound instructor, and climbing guide to name a few. Tom is an AMGA SPI, AMGA CWI, WFR, WFA instructor, & Swiftwater Rescue Technician. Recently, in between playing Legos and having super hero battles, Tom enjoys sharing his passion for all outdoor endeavors with his two young sons and understanding wife. On the rare occasion he has some free time, Tom prefers cruising easy trad pitches or long alpine sufferfests in the mountains, but he will take what he can get as long as he is climbing.
Luke Lindeman - Chickies Rock
Luke was introduced to climbing when he entered college as a Freshman. Having grown up in rural New Jersey, all Luke had known as a kid was sod and corn fields. Climbing had never even been a consideration until 2009. He developed skills and learned traditional climbing techniques from a mentor while attending college. Since then, he hasn’t looked back. Luke enjoys all disciplines of climbing. He’ll clip bolts on steep sport routes or attempt crimpy boulder problems, but he prefers long days on moderate terrain plugging in his own protection. Luke has spent the past few years gaining some alpine climbing experience in Grand Teton National Park with aspirations of working toward higher level guide certifications. Currently, Luke is an AMGA certified Single Pitch Instructor and is also a certified Wilderness First Responder. Residing in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, you can find him at local gyms or at many of the East Coast’s climbing destinations on various weekends.
Laura and Ryan Miller - Safe Harbor crags
Ryan and Laura Miller are Lancaster residents who call the Safe Harbor crags "home" (i.e. they can climb slab pretty much anywhere, but roofs and massive overhangs shut them down every time). You may see them at various local crags with two kids in tow or at youth climbing competitions cheering on their eight-year-old Rope Gun In Training. Nook and Lititz Rec Roc are their standard training haunts but they prefer to sport climb outdoors as often as possible (usually between kids' soccer games).
Cody Meassick - white Rock Acres
Cody is a Messiah Adventure Education Alumni who was first introduced to the world of climbing his sophomore year of college. His first time ever climbing was at White Rock Acres. Cody learned to set anchors, did is first trad lead and completed his PCIA certification all at White Rocks. After graduating, Cody stayed in the area becoming a teacher at Yellow Breeches Educational Center as well as managed the York College Climbing Wall. Recently Cody has become the Director of Outdoor Activites at Allenberry Resort. He frequently takes families on their first climbing experience to the same wall he learned on located just minutes from the resort. In his free time, you can find him Ice Climbing in the Catskills or Trad Climbing in Seneca.