Rock climbers train all-season on boulders ranging from eight to fifteen high in the school’s very own bouldering field (Oil Field) just minutes from the main campus. Collectively, there are over 100 problems to test even the most experienced climber. On some Wednesdays, they will travel just down the road to Great Barrington’s gneiss boulders, which host some of the best problems in New England. In addition, climbers also train on the school’s climbing wall with routes set for systematic training of varying grips.
The rock climbers travel to various venues throughout New England to test their skills. They have done many trips to the vertical cracks of the Adirondacks. When the foliage is at its peak, they climb over 300 feet above the forest floor in the Shawangunks of New Paltz, NY. Usually the season ends with a longer sport climbing trip to the infamous crags of Rumney, NH.The RMKP supplies climbers with all their equipment, including shoes, chalk bags, bouldering pads, ropes, harnesses, technical gear, etc. Rock climbing at Berkshire invites the novice to learn basic rock climbing techniques. It also challenges the seasoned veteran to push his or her limits. In the end, everyone enjoys the experience and becomes a better climber.