Upcoming Club Events and Local Climbing News

Cancelled – Fall Camping and Climbing Weekend Sep 22-24

This Club trip has been cancelled because of the weather forecast

PATC-MS 86th Birthday Party

The PATC-MS Annual Party will be held at the Carderock Pavilion on Saturday afternoon, November 4th from 3-5pm. Details and RSVP to this free event are listed in Events

Sugarloaf Access Restrictions

August 23 2023: Sugarloaf is now closed to the public until further notice following an attempted break-in at the Stronghold property. It is expected this will be reopened to the public after the installation of additional security information. More details are provided on the Stronghold website.

Harpers Ferry Recreational Restrictions

The NPS on September 6 2023 announced temporary closures to selected recreational areas at Harpers Ferry to allow rockslide stabilization work. A section of US 340 between Virginia 671 (Harpers Ferry Road) and Chestnut Hill Road will be closed. Detours may be up to 22 miles in length, adding an average of 35 minutes of travel time for many visitors. More details here.

Monongahela Climbing Management Plan

Nearly three years ago the Forest Service started the preparation of a Climbing Management Plan for the Seneca Rocks – Spruce Knob Recreational Area, which also includes the Smokehole Canyon and the half dozen or so crags in that valley. Progress has stalled but at some point this will restart. Additional information is here.