New Biz Offers Guided North Bend Adventuring

Guided rock climbing is now available at North Bend State Park. This spring a professional mountain climber opened an adventure business in Ritchie County that offers people of all ages an opportunity to experience guided climbing. North Bend State Park offers the setting and John Starkweather leads expeditions on the rock walls rising above the North Fork of the Hughes River.

No experience is needed and all equipment is provided by North Bend Climbing Guides. A number of climbing and rappelling packages are available for families, groups, and campers including an introduction to climbing. Trips for experienced climbers are also available.

For more information about North Bend Climbing Guides, visit the website at or call 304-916-7623.

About Callie J Lyons

Callie Lyons is an investigative journalist and author living in the Mid Ohio Valley. Her first book, Stain-Resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof and Lethal: The Hidden Dangers of C8, is available at and in hundreds of libraries all over the world. Known as a "warrior for public health", Lyons' environmental investigations have been featured in documentaries, including Good Neighbors - Bad Blood and Toxic Soup, on Swedish National Television and in numbers of television, radio and print media interviews. Her work has appeared on Nova's Whiz Kids and in Mother Jones magazine. More recently, a national audience has come to know her award-winning investigative work through the Environmental Working Group and interviews with leading publications like the Huffington Post and The Intercept. Lyons' work was featured in the 2017 documentary Parched:Toxic Waters by National Geographic. The Short, Fantastic Life of a Saloon Girl is Lyons' first published work of historical fiction.
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