Carderock First Wednesdays - Anchor Building Clinic and Top-roping

  • Wednesday, July 01, 2020
  • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Carderock Recreation Area, Billy Goat Trail C trail head
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  • All climbers welcome, members or not.

Registration is closed

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.

In keeping with social distancing guidelines, we are capping total attendance at 24. We will have three groups of eight at the crag, in order to limit unnecessary exposure. Please respect this guideline and register if you plan to come. 

If you want to take the top-rope anchor clinic please register as well on the spreadsheet linked below. Only eight people will be able to register for the clinic.

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 as local guidance allows. This continues our historic Carderock First Wednesdays. 

Bring: 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!

Please also bring a mask and hand sanitizer, and plan to wear a mask when not climbing.

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: Marty Comiskey will hold a clinic on top-rope anchor building. You must register for the clinic signing up on the spreadsheet below, and the clinic will be limited to the first eight registrants.

Clinics will meet at the bulletin board located at the trail end near the top of the cliff.

Sign-up for clinic:

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:,+Carderock,+Potomac,+MD+20854/@38.9759961,-77.2061336,17.32z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b63530048f24db:0xcf1b1dc094b5831c!8m2!3d38.9761307!4d-77.2055297?hl=en

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.

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