Staff

Credit Photo Courtesy of:
Dan Holz | Trout Creek, OR
Bill Barham & Ryan Schmitt

Bill Barham & Ryan Schmitt

New River Gorge Climber Stewards

Bill Barham is a self-proclaimed ecology nerd and naturalist. He enjoys sport climbing on techy or steep routes, and enjoys sharing a cliff responsibly with the native flora and fauna at the crag.

After more than a decade of climbing around the United States and internationally, the New River Gorge is still Ryan Schmitt’s favorite climbing area.

As the New River Gorge Climber Stewards, they are both excited to give voice to the unique climbing access challenges in a place that they love so much by providing visiting climbers with information and resources to help minimize their impacts at this heavily visited climbing destination.