The Historic UpRope Videos

During the 1940's and 1950's PATC Mountaineering Section members recorded a series of 16mm films highlighting climbing in the Washington Metro Area as well as the special belaying techniques they perfected.

In 1987, the Section of the produced a video that compiles several old color movies made by MS rock climbers in the 1940s at Great Falls, Virginia and Old Rag Mountain, Virginia. It also includes a black and white film from 1952 to demonstrate climbing techniques, at Carderock, Maryland, which features Oscar the dummy.

This video is broken up into the following Parts:

PATC History of DC Climbing part 1: Great Falls

PATC History of DC Climbing part 2: Donald's Ducks

PATC History of DC Climbing part 3: Old Rag

PATC History of DC Climbing part 4: Bulgari Rescue

PATC History of DC Climbing part 5: Carderock Instruction

PATC History of DC Climbing part 6: Oscar

PATC History of DC Climbing part 7: Final Test


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