Who we are

We are a diverse group of local climbers. Young and old, male and female, crag rat and alpinist, active and armchair types-We all enjoy climbing in its many varieties. We also share a common interest in promoting safe climbing, conserving the outdoor resource, developing new climbing skills, representing the DC Metro climbing community and having fun doing it! 

The Potomac Mountain Club, aka, is the Mountaineering Section of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, a non-profit corporation, devoted to responsible use of the outdoor resource.

Membership

Our affordable membership includes access to events and club trips, clinics for those looking to learn new skills, a monthly club meeting and so much more.

Events

Once you are a PATC member you will have access to RSVP to our events.

National Forest
Climbing Management Plan

PATC-MS is soliciting comments from climbers. We want to hear from YOU about the future of Seneca, Smoke Hole Canyon, Spruce Knob, and other areas of the Monongahela National Forest!

By Laws Snapshot

Article II. OBJECTIVE
-To provide the opportunity for group enjoyment of mountaineering and related activities;
-To train interested people in mountaineering techniques;
-To provide public service through specialized mountaineering techniques;
-To foster the conduct of these activities in a safe manner.

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Our club

The Potomac Mountain Club, aka, is the Mountaineering Section of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, a non-profit corporation, devoted to responsible use of the outdoor resource.