Open to all PATC-MS members. Break up your week with some outdoor climbing!
What: Members meet every Wednesday for some loosely organized top-roping at Carderock Recreation Area.
No outdoor climbing experience is necessary, but you should be proficient in belaying.
When: Wednesdays starting at 4:30 PM, but show up any time after. Climbing ends at sunset, when the park closes.
Bring: Please bring your own climbing shoes, harness, and belay device, and helmet -- the club will not provide these. The club may or may not provide a few ropes, so bring your top rope setup if you have one!
Also, you may want insect repellent and sunscreen as it gets warmer.
If you are new to PATC-MS, or outdoor climbing, please be aware that not everyone there is a member. Ask before climbing on a rope that is not yours!
: the far north parking lot of the Carderock Recreation Area (google maps link below), aka the Billy Goat Trail C north parking lot trailhead:
From there, take the wooden ramp toward the river (the side with the permanent buildings) about 100 yards to the cliff, just past the bulletin board. Either scramble down here, or follow the trail right for a gentle walk-down. Find us at the base of the cliff! There is only the one area, so members should be easy to find.
PATC-MS Member Only policy: This event is for members of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club-Mountaineering Section only, in good standing with liability waivers on file, unless otherwise stated
Climbing is a dangerous sport and serious injury may occur. By participating in this trip you assume all risk of responsibility for your own safety.