Club history

The Washington Metropolitan Area has a long history of rock climbing, and Mountaineering Section have been instrumental in much of it.

Since 1937, the Mountaineering Section of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club have provided a place for Washington, DC’s climbers and alpinists to meet, share knowledge, and climb together from local crags to distant mountains.

Washingtonians have been taking to their local crags for as long as they have lived in the area.

The Oral History Project has been conducting interviews with pioneering climbers who tied in with the club since the 1950s.

If you would like to help with the Oral History Project by interviewing climbers or by preparing interview audio or video please contact John Gregory.