About Our Organization

Who are We?

We are long time climbers and advocates. Individually, we have all been doing work on our own or in small groups for many years. It took a global pandemic to afford us the time to bring our passions together. We created EPAC as a means of pooling our resources so that Eastern Pennsylvania could have a united voice and shared energy. We have laid the foundation. We are excited to grow this organization with the help of the climbing community.

Community Meeting

Thank you to all who joined us!

If you were not able to attend or want to revisit the meeting, the full video as well as questions are now available.

Founding Members

Our founding members and interim positions were in place during our building and recruitment phase. We are looking to add passion, energy, and create a more diverse group.

Please let us know if you are interested in a leadership role!



  • Kate Fetterolf – President
  • Joe Forte – Vice President
  • Char Fetterolf – Secretary
  • Dana Caracciolo – Treasurer / Access Fund Liaison


  • Michael Donohue
  • John Geiger
  • John Janzer
  • Wayne Kleppe
  • Yuri Rodríguez
  • Ken Sinapius
  • Georgia Sitaras
  • Nancy Stoner
Diversity & Inclusion

We Need You!

Access. It is a word often found in the world of climbing. For many folks it means gaining or maintaining access to a climbing area. However, access has come to mean something far greater – While climbing areas may be open, they are not equally accessible to all.


The founding members are committed to making our organization diverse both in its leadership and in the community we build. We are striving for representation of all types of climbers and all types of people. We are mindful that we are not there yet. We are looking for individuals to help EPAC get there.

Our Core Values

Education & Advocacy

To serve as mentors for one another as well as a new generation of climbers

Stewardship & Sustainability

To preserve and restore our climbing lands

Community Development & Diversity

To empower connection and mutual respect among all climbers

Want to get involved?

Learn more about how you can help EPAC grow and thrive.