This monthly event is open to all climbers, regardless of PATC-MS membership status. No outdoor climbing experience is necessary, but you should be proficient in belaying.
What: The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club Mountaineering Section (PATC-MS) will host social top rope climbing and training for outdoor skills every first Wednesday of every month at Carderock from April through October. We are calling this event Carderock First Wednesdays.
Please bring your own climbing shoes, harness, and belay device- the club will not provide these.
The club will provide a few ropes, but bring your top rope setup if you have one!
If you are new to PATC-MS, look for our Carderock Stewards when you arrive (and sign a waiver!). Starting around 5pm, they will be at the crag in red club t-shirts and can help introduce you to the club and climbing at Carderock.
Mini-Clinic: Starting at 6pm, Marty will also run some basic skills training for those looking to transition outdoors. The clinic this month is "Intro to Top-Rope Anchors".
Clinics will meet at the bulletin board located at the trail end near the top of the cliff.
We look forward to seeing you at Carderock First Wednesdays!
Meet: at the far north parking lot of the Carderock Recreation Area (google maps link below), aka the Billy Goat Trail C north parking lot trail head:
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.