The Mid-Atlantic Section brings together climbers from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. We have two new leaders of the Mid-Atlantic Section: Barry Rusnock, from Hackettstown, New Jersey, and Jim Kunz from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Barry and Jim are working to grow AAC activity and membership in the Mid-Atlantic, including climbing outings to the Delaware Water Gap and the annual Top-Rope Social and Oktoberfest Celebration at Allamuchy Mountain State Park.
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Mid Atlantic Section Co-Chairs
Barry Rusnock is a climbing instructor and guide from Hackettstown, New Jersey. He has been climbing since 1979, concentrating his time in many eastern crags and mountains, from Baxter State Park in Maine to Seneca Rocks in West Virginia. Barry is an alpinist at heart, though he spends most of his time rock climbing near his home in New Jersey. His home crags are Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and New Jersey’s Allamuchy Mountain State Park. Barry hosts an annual American Alpine Club top-rope social and Oktoberfest celebration at Allamuchy each fall and he organizes several outings to Delaware Water Gap as well. Barry is the new Co-Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Section and he is passionate about building AAC activity and leadership in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
Jim Kunz, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the new Co-Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Section. Jim is a Pittsburgh native and got involved with climbing as a Boy Scout. He’s returned to climbing as an adult and says he has been amazed by the support and encouragement of the Pennsylvania climbing community, who welcomed a relative newcomer into the climbing way of life with open arms. Now, with the American Alpine Club, Jim is dedicated to extending that same support and openness to more climbers, especially in western Pennsylvania. When he’s not climbing, Jim is an Operating Engineer in a local union, of which his father and grandfather were both members. He also is involved in composing and playing experimental music.