Mr. Dawes Strickler
DPE (845) 938-3830
The 50 member Cadet Mountaineering Team (CMT) regularly rock climbs at bolted cliffs along the Hudson River, granite boulders on Post, at the Gunks outside of New Paltz, as well as in The Class of 79 Climbing Wall. During the winter the CMT ice climbs on Post at the DPE Ice Wall, Crows Nest, and in the Catskills. The CMT conducts 12-15 trips per year to compete against gravity, the elements, and personal demons. The trips seek to foster the skill sets necessary to be safe in the vertical environment, read terrain, practice and hone judgment and decision making in the domain of rock and ice climbing. In addition the Team travels to indoor climbing events to compete against other college climbing teams and individuals. The Team sponsors a number of climbing events; The Annual ClimbFest in October where guest climbers matched with cadet climbers, Brigade Opens, as well as a local indoor climbing competition. Former cadet climbers are climbing around the world in all disciplines.