Hey Oregon CC members,
My name is Matthew Morriss and I am a climber who has just moved from North Carolina to Eugene. My partner, Sarah Wolfe, and I are both longtime climbers and interested in meeting more of you, as well as getting more involved with the climbing community from an organizational, advocacy, access and community perspective. To get started...
We would like to invite all of you to our new home for....
Thursday, April 28
If you're interested in coming, please send your email address to me at wolsrh (at) yahoo.com or matthew.c.morriss (at) gmail.com and I'll send you details. Bring yourself and a tasty main, side or dessert dish or beverage that is your specialty and/or you know no one else is going to bring. We'll provide utensils, cups, plates, napkins and some non-alcoholic beverages. And so we're not total strangers...
I just wrapped up two years on the board of the Carolina Climbers Coalition, a very active and engaged climbing coalition covering NC, SC and SE VA. I've been a longtime member of the AAC, have been climbing for about 10 years (prefer long moderate trad), have taught and programmed in climbing for several years, and have very much enjoyed planning volunteer outings, whether rebolting, clean up or clearing trails around our climbing areas. My "real" job is in arts administration and I am very passionate about it, thankfully. Excited to explore the world of alpine climbing out here - a new adventure for me.
I moved to Eugene in September to start a PhD program in Geology at the University of Oregon. For the past two years, I'd been living in North Carolina, climbing steep sandstone and slabby granite faces. My love for climbing has focused on longer Alpine rock and trad routes. But thrown in there is a bit of Ice and sport climbing too! My relationship with the AAC has been as an active participant of their Grant program, aka money for climbing! I'm looking forward to meeting more climbers in the Eugene area and exploring more of the climbing available in central-Oregon. I'm psyched to be out west again.
We are both really excited to meet you all and see how we fit into the larger Eugene climbing community!
Thanks, and we hope to see you soon!
Sarah & Matthew