The Poughkeepsie Journal is reporting that a fire has burned down the New Paltz Climbing Co-op. The fire, which was deemed an accident, seems to have started as a mechanical failure in the neighboring tire shop which also burned to the ground.
No injuries were reported.
Chad Foti one of the people behind NPCC posted on their Facebook page, “I’d like to personally thank everyone for all their kind words, support, and confidence, now, and throughout the entirety of our existence.
Today is a particularly sad one… But the New Paltz Climbing CoOperative represents so much more than anything destroyed in today’s horrible fire.
I’ll be taking the rest of the day off…
Tomorrow… We start again.”
There is no word yet on whether the co-op will re-build.
Climbing Business Journal is an independent news outlet dedicated to covering the indoor climbing industry. Here you will find the latest coverage of climbing industry news, gym developments, industry best practices, risk management, climbing competitions, youth coaching and routesetting. Have an article idea? CBJ loves to hear from readers like you!