New Owner for New Paltz


Inside BC’s on a bustling night of bouldering. Photo: BC’s

Change is afoot at the longtime climbing gym in New Paltz formerly known as The Inner Wall. Under new ownership by climber and routesetter Christopher Scott, the space has been transformed into “BC’s New Paltz Climbing Gym,” with the focus on the New Paltz rock climbing community.

The Inner Wall opened in 1994 and has been the historic meeting place for Gunks climbers since. Now the space has been given a facelift, cleaned up and brightened up with fresh paint, and its climbing walls equipped with more inspiring routes that Scott plans to change up frequently to keep those core climbers interested. “The height in the space is limited, but it’s plenty tall as a bouldering facility. Climbers can work on different training techniques and enjoy a sense of community at the same time,” Scott told the Hudson Valley One.

The name “BC” indicates the core values he has in his business plan – better climbing, better community – but also stand for a longtime nickname Chris Scott has had: “Big Chris.”