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Our Story


The employees of Rocksport are teachers, outdoor facilitators and licensed guides. It is a family-owned and operated business, instructing climbing and climbers since 1992. 

​We are one of the oldest commercial climbing gyms in the United States!

​Our climbing team coaches feature a former National Competitor and a former National Park Climbing Ranger.

We wrote an early guidebook (1976) to the Adirondacks and continue to develop new climbs and cliffs in the Lake George Region.

We have travelled and climbed extensively all over the U. S. and Canada — from Yosemite and the North Cascades to the desert southwest and the Rockies.

We've climbed in the great ranges of the world — from the Alps and Africa to several expeditions to the Himalayas.

Rocksport features gentle challenges for the beginner, plenty of moderate terrain for the weekend warrior, and fierce overhanging climbing for the expert.

We are a family-oriented facility with a passion for climbing.

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Tom Rosecrans

Tom is the president, head guide, and principle owner of Rocksport. He is a passionate climber and a dedicated traveler whose adventures have taken him around the world.  

“A ship in the harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are made for.” ~John Shedd

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Caroline McFarlane

Caroline has been a pillar of Rocksport's growth and development, and has worked at the gym since 2015. Caroline has been climbing since 2013! 

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Annie Tilden

Annie  started climbing here at Rocksport when she was a Freshman at Skidmore College! She loves climbing, running, and skiing and most importantly, spending her afternoons in the gym with the Rocksport community.

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Izzy Goodemote

Izzie has been a part of Rocksport since 2008 starting on the climbing team herself. She is so glad to be part of the next generation of young climbers. Izzie said, "It is great to see the children succeed at new challenges!"

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Doc Livingston

“Robert “Doc” Livingston has been part of the Rocksport family for 20 years! He also serves as a board member of the Adirondack Climbers’ Coalition, helping to represent the interests of climbers in the Adirondacks to local and state land managers.

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Cody Rouse

Cody has been climbing at Rocksport since 2015. His first love is, of course, bouldering, and his favorite place to climb outdoors in the U.S. is West Virginia!

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Ben Baker

Ben grew up in Queensbury and teaches instrumental music in the North Warren school district. He started his climbing journey in college and hasn't stopped since. He enjoys helping people explore and discover their potential, and have a good time doing it!

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54 Carey Road, Queensbury, NY 12804


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