Events



Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    • Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    • 12 sessions
    • Carderock Recreation Area, Billy Goat Trail C Trailhead

    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!


    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 trailhead:


    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Billy+Goat+Trail+C+-+North+Parking+Lot,+Carderock,+Potomac,+MD+20854/@38.9759961,-77.2061336,17.32z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b63530048f24db:0xcf1b1dc094b5831c!8m2!3d38.9761307!4d-77.2055297?hl=en


    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


    Reminder:
    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.
    • Friday, June 30, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Tuesday, July 04, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Adirondack State Park, NY

    Climber on Pete's Farewell (MtnPrj)

    Join us for 4 days of fun, sun, and climbing!  Come to PATC-MS's annual 4th of July gathering!  This year we'll be again heading north to the Adirondacks, NY.  Normally we think of this place for the fantastic ice climbing in winter, but there is a wide variety of great rock climbing in the Dacks (mostly trad, but some sport, top-roping and bouldering as well).


    WHEN: 30JUNE - 04JULY

    WHERE: Adirondack State Park in NY near Keene, NY - about a 7-8 hour drive from DC.


    The Club will cover camping at Draper's Acres, between Keene and Lake Placid, NY.  We would also like to organize a group cookout on Saturday night at the campground.


    Check out the climbing info on Mountain Project:


    Keene region


    Chapel Pond region


    If you want to pick up the two-guidebook set, go to http://adirondackrock.com/.


    WHO


    This event is open to all members.  We will attempt to help people find partners but we ask that you please make a concerted arrange your own climbing partner.  You can use the organizing spreadsheet link found in your confirmation email.  If you need a partner for the weekend please use the sheet and the Listserve to work this out.  As a last resort, you can email us and let us know what's up.



    If you need any climbing gear stop in at the Mountaineer in Keene Valley and they will get you set up.  Climbing guides are also available there.


    TRANSPORTATION, RIDE-SHARING, CLIMBING PARTNER INFO, ETC:

    You are responsible for arranging your own transportation, climbing partner(s), camping/climbing gear, and food (other than the club dinner).  Please use the spreadsheet here to organize rides, partners, camping, etc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LIYSrpnJ_U29Qk7BpA_WiFQYxZqJwFX7jZA7jXwYCwA/edit?usp=sharing


    MISCELLANEOUS


    Cancellation Policy:

    If you can no longer make the event, please change your registration as soon as possible. This allows people on the wait list to join. If you fail to show for an event and do not cancel within 48 hours, you will be considered a no show. Club members who have 3 or more no shows will not be able to register for future events for a period of one year whether its due to failure to cancel or the person does not show up for the event at all.

     

    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


    Reminder:
    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.


    To join the club and enjoy its events and trainings, click here: http://www.potomacmountainclub.org/Join_Us

    This event will be strictly enforced by event leaders. Any person who shows up to an event that is not a member will not be able to participate in the event.


    • Friday, July 07, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Earth Treks Rockville, 725 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD 20852

    PATC-MS Monthly Meeting

    EarthTrek's First Fridays!


    Join us Friday, July 7, 2017, at 6:30 pm as we socialize with fellow climbers at EarthTrek's First Fridays and conduct our monthly business meeting at 7:00 pm.


    Please note the change in venue. This event is not at PATC HQ like previous meetings.

    If you are not a member of EarthTreks Climbing Center, you will need to fill out a Participant Agreement to be in the facility (which can be done ahead of time online: 
    https://www.earthtreksclimbing.com/md-va/waiver/).


    EarthTreks Climbing Centers, Rockville

    725 Rockville Pike
    Rockville, MD 20852
    (240) 283-9942


    EarthTreks Rockville will be hosting their First Friday gatherings with fun, games, beer, and more!


    We encourage folks to climb beforehand (if you want to drink beer at the meeting time) or abstain and climb all the time.


    This is YOUR club so come on out and help shape where we're going.


     

Past events

Saturday, June 17, 2017 Women's Crack Clinic
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 June Monthly Meeting - Wilde Leck - Alpine Climbing in Austria
Friday, May 26, 2017 2017 Girls in the Gunks!
Friday, May 26, 2017 Gunks Memorial Day 2017!
Saturday, May 20, 2017 New Climber Day 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017 Trail Work Leader Training Weekend
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 May Monthly Meeting - Trekking and Climbing in Patagonia
Friday, May 05, 2017 Seneca Rock Cinco de Mayo Party
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 Carderock First Wednesdays - May
Friday, April 21, 2017 New Follower Weekend 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 April Monthly Meeting - Yosemite Club Trip Presentation
Saturday, April 01, 2017 Clinic: Top-Rope Anchors
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 March Monthly Meeting - Alpine Skills Weekend Talk
Thursday, February 16, 2017 Daks Big Haus 2017
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 February Monthly Meeting - Trad Leader Panel!
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 2017 Mountaineering Section Election Voting
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 PATC-MS 2017 Annual Meeting | Gear Swap
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Alpine Skills Weekend 2017
Friday, December 09, 2016 2016 PATC-MS Holiday Party
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 2016 PATC-MS Annual Photo Contest
Friday, November 04, 2016 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | First Fridays Social
Friday, October 21, 2016 2016 Annual Seneca Rocks Chili Cook-off Weekend (Club sign-up)
Saturday, October 15, 2016 Fall Trail Work Day at Seneca Rocks
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Climbing in Greece
Sunday, September 25, 2016 Top rope (and lead!) at Sugarloaf!
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting
Saturday, September 03, 2016 Yosemite National Park Trip
Sunday, August 14, 2016 Great Falls Top Roping!
Sunday, July 31, 2016 Family Day 2016!
Friday, July 15, 2016 Gunks in July 2016!
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | The Last Great Climb
Friday, July 01, 2016 Fourth of July in the Adirondacks!
Saturday, June 25, 2016 New Trad Leader Day 2016
Saturday, June 11, 2016 New Climber Day 2016
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Heli-Skiing in BC
Friday, May 27, 2016 New River Gorge: Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 20, 2016 Girls in the Gunks (again)!
Friday, May 13, 2016 New Follower Weekend 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | A (Climbing) Stroll through Scandinavia...and Scotland
Friday, May 06, 2016 Cinco de Mayo Seneca Trip
Saturday, April 30, 2016 Spring Trail Work Day at Seneca Rocks
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | SE Asia Adventuring
Saturday, April 02, 2016 Clinic: Top-Rope Anchors
Saturday, March 19, 2016 WINTER IS COMING (In 9 Months)!!! Late-season Alpine Skills Clinic
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Mt. Washington Trip Report!
Wednesday, March 02, 2016 Smugglers Notch Ice Climbing 2016
Monday, February 29, 2016 Daks Haus Registrant Donations
Saturday, February 13, 2016 New Ice Leader Weekend 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016 Daks Big Haus 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Club Summer Expedition
Saturday, January 30, 2016 New Ice Climber Weekend 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016 Alpine Skills Weekend 2016
Wednesday, January 06, 2016 2016 Mountaineering Section Election Voting
Wednesday, January 06, 2016 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Elections and Gear Swap!
Friday, December 11, 2015 2015 PATC-MS Holiday Party
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 (copy) PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Climbing and Access
Saturday, December 05, 2015 Clinic: Gym-to-Crag Sport Leading Transition
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 2015 PATC-MS Annual Photo Contest
Thursday, November 12, 2015 2016 Mountaineering Section Candidate Nominations
Saturday, November 07, 2015 Fall Trail Workday at Seneca Rocks
Saturday, October 24, 2015 Annual Seneca Rocks Chili Cook-off Weekend 2015 Info (Public)
Friday, October 23, 2015 Annual Seneca Rocks Chili Cook-off Weekend (Club sign-up)
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Club's Colorado Climbing
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Reel Rock 10!
Friday, September 04, 2015 Gunks Labor Day 2015!
Friday, August 14, 2015 Girls in the Gunks!
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | First Aid
Sunday, July 26, 2015 Women's Overhang Clinic
Sunday, July 19, 2015 Family Day - 2015!
Friday, July 17, 2015 Gunks Grey Hair Weekend
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Brit Rock!
Thursday, July 02, 2015 Annual Fourth of July at Seneca Rocks, WV
Friday, June 26, 2015 Chicks With Nuts 2015, Round 2!
Saturday, June 20, 2015 Boulder, Colorado Climbing Trip
Friday, June 12, 2015 New Follower Weekend 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Tricks & Treats
Friday, May 22, 2015 New River Gorge: Memorial Day Weekend
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Desert Climbing
Saturday, May 09, 2015 New Climber Day!
Friday, May 01, 2015 Cinco de Mayo Seneca Trip!
Saturday, April 25, 2015 New Trad Leader Day!
Sunday, April 19, 2015 Women's Intro to Crack
Saturday, April 11, 2015 Spring Trail Work Weekend at Seneca Rocks
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Alpine Skills Clinic
Sunday, March 29, 2015 WINTER IS COMING (In 9 Months)!!! Late-season Alpine Skills Clinic
Saturday, March 28, 2015 Clinic: Top-Rope Anchors
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | The Warrior's Way
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Smugglers Notch Ice Climbing
Thursday, February 12, 2015 Daks Big Haus 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Climbing in the Sierras
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Alpine Skills Weekend
Friday, January 02, 2015 New Ice Climber Weekend 2015
Friday, December 12, 2014 PATC-MS Holiday Party
Saturday, November 22, 2014 2014 PATC-MS Annual Photo Contest
Saturday, October 18, 2014 Annual Seneca Rocks Chili Cook-off Weekend Info (Public)
Saturday, October 04, 2014 Clinic: Gym-to-Crag Sport Leading Transition
Sunday, September 28, 2014 New Climber Day 2014!
Saturday, September 13, 2014 New Follower Weekend
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Alpinism and Mountaineering
Saturday, September 06, 2014 Fall Trail Work Weekend at Seneca Rocks
Saturday, August 30, 2014 Gunks Labor Day!
Sunday, August 10, 2014 Rope Skills Workshop
Saturday, August 09, 2014 Beat the Heat!
Sunday, July 20, 2014 Family Day - 2014!
Friday, July 11, 2014 Women Climbers Fifth Women's Climbing Summit
Thursday, July 03, 2014 4th of July at Seneca - Potluck and Camping!
Friday, June 27, 2014 Chicks With Nuts at Seneca Rocks, Round 2!
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Expedition Denali film screening
Thursday, June 12, 2014 Trip to Roger’s Rock
Saturday, June 07, 2014 Carderock Adopt a Crag
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Climbing Tips/Tricks/Gimmicks
Friday, May 23, 2014 PATC-MS * New River Gorge Memorial Day Trip 2014!
Thursday, May 22, 2014 Memorial Day Climbing Location Vote
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Haute Route Ski Mountaineering Tour
Saturday, April 26, 2014 Spring Trail Work Weekend at Seneca Rocks
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Presentation: Climbing Mt. Slesse in the North Cascades
Saturday, April 19, 2014 New Trad Leader Day!
Friday, April 11, 2014 Chicks With Nuts at Seneca Rocks, Round 1!
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Alaska, British Columbia, and the Yukon
Sunday, April 06, 2014 Advanced Leader Skill Day: Esoteric anchoring tips/solutions for problem anchor sites
Sunday, March 30, 2014 Clinic: Top-Rope Anchors
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Tim Rose Clinic - Strength Conditioning for Climbers (at Mix and Mingle Membership Drive and Clinic)
Saturday, March 15, 2014 GET ON THE WIDE SIDE with the PATC-MS Offwidth Clinic
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Climbing in New Zealand
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 March 12, 2014 Vote on Motions
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Crack Climbing at Indian Creek, Utah
Saturday, February 15, 2014 New Ice Leader Weekend
Thursday, February 13, 2014 Daks Big House
Friday, January 03, 2014 New Ice Climber Weekend
Friday, December 13, 2013 PATC-MS Holiday Party
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 2014 Mountaineering Section Election Voting
Saturday, November 16, 2013 POSTPONED - Aid Climbing Practice
Friday, November 15, 2013 2014 Mountaineering Section Candidate Nominations
Thursday, November 07, 2013 PATC-MS Annual Photo Contest
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 Tysons REI — PATC Presents: Climbing the Ecuadorian Andes
Saturday, October 26, 2013 Night Orienteering
Saturday, October 26, 2013 Prince William Forest Orienteering Training
Saturday, October 19, 2013 Mid Atlantic Climbers - Great Falls Adopt-a-Crag
Friday, October 18, 2013 Annual Seneca Rocks Chili Cook-off weekend
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Paragliding
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 Washington DC GORE-TEX® Pro Products and AAC Peek Launch Event
Saturday, September 28, 2013 Mid Atlantic Climbers - Carderock Adopt-a-Crag
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Reel Rock - A climbing film night
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Mt. Rainier Trip Presentation - PATC-MS monthly meeting
Saturday, July 20, 2013 Intro to Overhangs Clinic
Saturday, May 04, 2013 Women's Intro to Overhangs Clinic
Sunday, March 03, 2013 Clinic: Top-Rope Anchors
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