Events



Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, June 16, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Winchester Ciderworks
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    Join the women of PATC-MS for a meet and greet with Diane Kearns at Winchester Cidery. Meet new climbing partners and enjoy delicious cider! 

    • Saturday, June 19, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sugarloaf, MD
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    OPEN TO THE CLIMBING COMMUNITY
    (PATC-MS Membership encouraged, but not required)

     

    On June 19 we will join our friends Mid Atlantic Climbers for a crag clean-up day at Sugarloaf Mountain. We have several areas of concern that we will work depending on the size of the group.  The overall scope will primarily focus around fencing and social trail brushing to address the ever-growing "trail creep" occurring along the Green Trail.  There may be some heavy stone moving.

    Please be sure to wear good sturdy boots and long pants.  Bring a helmet, gloves, a small pack, and food/water for the day.  If you do not have gloves, some will be provided.


    As the work may take place in a busy area, we will need to be aware of others wanting to use the trail while we carry out repairs.


    After trail work is complete (by 1 p.m.) we'll organize top-roping for the afternoon.


    Questions?  Please contact Edwin Bachetti (edwin at midatlanticclimbers.org).



    • Sunday, June 20, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Annapolis Rocks
    Registration is closed


    Join PATC-MS for our first outdoor event of 2021 with a day of climbing at Annapolis Rock. Annapolis Rock is a quartzite crag in South Mountain State Park. It is known for its horizontal fractures which make for a variety of easy, moderate, and difficult face and roof routes. 

    This event will be limited to PATC-MS members and capped at 14 climbers.

    There is a two mile hike in to Annapolis Rock. Plan to bring water and snacks for the day.

    Climbers should bring their own personal gear (harness, helmet, shoes, chalk bag, and belay device) and a top-rope set-up if they have one. The club will provide additional top-rope set-ups as needed.

    Besides top roping, there will be a clinic for trad climbers on setting pro and building a belay station in the kind horizontal cracks that you find at the Gunks. The cracks are right off the ground, making it a great place to practice and learn. Bring some of your favorite pieces.  

    The club will meet at 8 a.m. the Appalachian Trailhead Parking on Route 40, just outside of Myersville, Maryland.


    • Saturday, June 26, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Carderock Recreation Area, Billy Goat Trail C trail head
    • 0
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    This clinic is to help prepare PATC-MS members to lead top-rope trips. 


    Rick Dotson will go over top-rope anchor building and safe practices at the crag. 


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


    Only eight people will be able to register for the clinic.


    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:

    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


    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.

    • Sunday, June 27, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Carderock Recreation Area (see description for map link)
    • 0
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    Event Description:

    OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE PATC-MS -- EMPHASIS ON PEOPLE NEW TO TOP-ROPE ANCHORS


    PATC-MS will hold a clinic to help new or inexperienced outdoor climbers looking for skills in building top rope anchors, or for those who need a refresher. 

    The goal of this clinic is to provide knowledge and experience that will help you to successfully build and evaluate top rope anchor systems using natural protection (trees, boulders, etc). Building anchors using traditional pro (cams, nuts, hexes, etc) is beyond the scope of this clinic.

    In this clinic we'll cover:

    • The basic principles and physics of anchor construction and top rope systems
    • How to properly select and evaluate natural protection
    • New knots and hitches - when to use them and why
    • How to properly build, evaluate, and setup a top rope anchor

    This clinic will be held at Carderock, MD. We will begin at 8:00 AM and wrap-up by 2:00 PM. Please expect to arrive at the parking lot 15 minutes early so that we can group up and promptly begin.

    Skills required:

    Ability to competently top-rope belay in a gym (or outdoor) setting

    Equipment required:

    • Harness, shoes, chalk-bag & helmet (personal choice)
    • Two (2) Locking carabiners and belay device.
    • Lunch/snacks and water.
    • Optional: Additional locking carabiner and prusik loop / accessory cord
    • Optional: Your own top rope kit with 100 feet of static line, two locking carabiners, and a dynamic rope. If you have your own you will be able to get much more out of this clinic.

    Directions to Event:

    Note: When searching for directions on the internet, you will commonly find the community of Carderock, MD. Be sure to specify “Carderock Recreation Area”, or try this link: https://goo.gl/uOma1n

    PATC-MS Membership:

    This event is for members of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club - Mountaineering Section. To join the club and enjoy other events, benefits and trainings, click here: http://www.potomacmountainclub.org/Join_Us

    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.

    Reminder:

    Climbing is a dangerous sport and serious injury may occur.

    • Saturday, July 03, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Monday, July 05, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • New Paltz, NY
    • 5
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    OPEN TO ALL CLUB MEMBERS

    Three days of fun and climbing in the Yosemite of the East!  Come to PATC-MS's climbing gathering at the Gunks for Independence Day weekend!


    WHAT:

    Independence weekend camping and climbing at the Gunks, one of the best places anywhere for beautiful, moderate traditional climbing. Plenty of options for all ability levels (there is also some bouldering and top-roping, but this is primarily a trad area).


    The club will help coordinate transportation and help out with any info people need on the area, climbing, or otherwise. 


    Camping:

    The club has reserved campsites for 12 people. Please share tents if possible.


    You will receive a link to the carpool/camping signups once you've registered. Please fill it out.


    The AAC campground has a covered pavilion suitable for stove cooking, fire ring, drinking water, and coin operated shower. Scattered around the campgrounds are bathrooms, running water, and a few faucets for water. Campsites have picnic tables suitable for stove cooking, but no open fires are allowed, except at the fire ring near the pavilion. If you need supplies there is a climbing shop (https://www.rockandsnow.com/store/) and a ShopRite in town.


    WHERE:

    The Shawangunks (aka the Gunks), New Paltz, NY.  It's about a 6 hour drive from the DC area.


    Please note that the Gunks is a FEE AREA managed by the Mohonk Preserve. The fee is $20/day or purchase an annual membership for $105, which works out to 6 days of climbing to pay for it.



    WHEN:

    The Independence Day weekend from Saturday, July 3 to Monday, July 5.


    Additional info: 

    • Please find your own climbing partner for the weekend.  The listserv is a great place to post that you are looking for a partner if you don't have one lined up.
    • There are many restaurants and hotels in the city of New Paltz, approximately 20 minutes from the AAC Campgrounds by car.
    • The cliffs, especially at the top, feature full bars of LTE reception for most people, but the campsite and town do not. Load your map directions ahead of time.

    Type of climbing:

    Loads of trad climbing, including a nearly inexhaustible amount of great easy to moderate climbs. Most of the routes are one to three pitch with well maintained bolts or anchors nearby as obvious descent points. Rock is very solid, characterized by horizontal cracks, easy roofs even on moderate climbs.


    The main cliffs are the Trapps. The traditional grey Dick Williams guidebook is sold at the climbing store nearby, although the Gunks App (iPhone and Android) is also gaining popularity, and includes a GPS feature for finding routes.


     (https://www.mountainproject.com/v/the-gunks/105798167)


    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.


    This 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.

    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.


    Reminder:
    Climbing is a dangerous sport and serious injury may occur.

    • Monday, July 05, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Great Falls National Park, McLean, VA)
    • 10
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    Volunteer Leader Needed


    Join PATC-MS for a day of climbing at Great Falls. Great Falls is one of DC's local crags and good for top-roping. We'll meet up in the climber's parking lot (sharp right immediately after gatehouse) and walk to one of the areas to spend the morning climbing by the river.


    Who: Open to anyone with basic gear! Bring your climbing shoes, harness, and belay device.  Also, bring 2 liters of water per person and food that you want. You must also pack out your trash at this park!


    If you have any/all of these items, please also bring them:

    • Top-rope set-up (i.e. static line, gear, webbing, dynamic lines, locking carabiners)
    • Guidebook (i.e. PATC-MS's guidebook you receive for going to the monthly meeting)
    • Sunscreen/bugspray
    • Helmet
    • Belay gloves
    • Food to share
    • Extra gear if you have it.


    When:  Meet at the parking lot by 8:00 AM! For people unfamiliar with the area, there are multiple climbing areas spread out over a few miles and cell reception can be poor at the crag. If you don't arrive on time, you may have a hard time finding the group.


    Where: Great Falls National Park on the Virginia side (9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102). There is an entrance fee per car ($10), and they also accept the National Parks Annual Pass ($80). Meet in the climber's lot, which is a sharp right turn immediately after the gatehouse. 


    • Wednesday, July 07, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Carderock Recreation Area, Billy Goat Trail C trail head
    • 16
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    The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club Mountaineering Section (PATC-MS) will host social top rope climbing every first Wednesday of every month at Carderock as local guidance allows. This continues our historic Carderock First Wednesdays. 

    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.

    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!


    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.


    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:

    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


    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.

    • Wednesday, July 07, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Carderock Recreation Area, Billy Goat Trail C trail head
    • 8
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    Rick Dotson will hold a clinic on rappelling and anchor cleaning (particularly it relates to sport climbing) at the July Carderock First Wednesday. He'll share multiple rappelling approaches and how to safely clean anchors when sport climbing.


    The clinic will meet at the bulletin board located at the trail end near the top of the cliff

    No outdoor climbing experience is necessary, but you should be proficient in belaying.

    In keeping with social distancing guidelines, we are capping total attendance for the clinic at 8. 


    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 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.


    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.

    • Saturday, July 10, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Carderock Recreation Area (see description for map link)
    • 8
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    Event Description:

    OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE PATC-MS -- EMPHASIS ON PEOPLE NEW TO TOP-ROPE ANCHORS


    PATC-MS will hold a clinic to climbers looking for skills in rappelling and anchor-cleaning, particularly as it relates to sport climbing.

    This clinic will be held at Carderock, MD. We will begin at 8:00 AM and wrap-up by 2:00 PM. Please expect to arrive at the parking lot 15 minutes early so that we can group up and promptly begin.

    Skills required:

    Ability to competently top-rope belay in a gym (or outdoor) setting

    Equipment required:

    • Harness, shoes, chalk-bag & helmet (personal choice)
    • Two (2) Locking carabiners and belay device.
    • Additional locking carabiner and prusik loop / accessory cord
    • Safety tether or double-length nylon sewn runner
    • Lunch/snacks and water.
    • Optional: Your own top rope kit with 100 feet of static line, two locking carabiners, and a dynamic rope. If you have your own you will be able to get much more out of this clinic.

    Directions to Event:

    Note: When searching for directions on the internet, you will commonly find the community of Carderock, MD. Be sure to specify “Carderock Recreation Area”, or try this link: https://goo.gl/uOma1n

    PATC-MS Membership:

    This event is for members of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club - Mountaineering Section. To join the club and enjoy other events, benefits and trainings, click here: http://www.potomacmountainclub.org/Join_Us

    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.

    Reminder:

    Climbing is a dangerous sport and serious injury may occur.

    • Wednesday, July 14, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
    Register

    PATC-MS Monthly Meeting

    Peter Jensen on Local Sport Climbing Destinations -- Location TBD



    Join us Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at 7:00 pm as we conduct our monthly meeting.


    Peter Jensen on Local Sport Climbing

    Peter will share some of his favorite local sport climbing destinations and details of the types of routes you'll find, as well as logistical details like access and lodging.

    Location TBD -- will be posted in the next few weeks. Potluck with hamburgers and hot dogs provided by club.


    This meeting is open to all, members and non-members alike. Registration is not necessary; just show up!


    • Saturday, July 17, 2021
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sunday, July 18, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Seneca Rocks, WV
    • 8
    Register



    OPEN TO NOVICE CLIMBERS WITH TOP-ROPE EXPERIENCE AS NOTED BELOW


    Are you looking to take your climbing experience to the next level and learn to follow multi-pitch trad climbing?  If so, then this is the weekend for you.  New Follower Weekend (NFW) takes place at Seneca Rocks, WV and consists of experienced trad climbing club members taking up one or two followers who are new to trad climbing.  Participants should have experience top-roping outside and know how to tie-in, belay, rappel, and be familiar with basic commands.  You can gain these skills by climbing at our Carderock Wednesdays or linking up with Club members on the weekend at the local crags (check out the Listserve to see who is climbing where!).


    PLEASE NOTE: You must have been a PATC-MS member in good standing for at least 6 months to participate. You may not participate if you have done this event before. Once you register, please fill out the skill eval form.  A link will be sent to you in the confirmation email that you'll receive after registering...so PLEASE read that email!!!


    On this weekend you will learn about the steps involved in a multi-pitch climb and how to safely descend at the end of the day.  This is a great way to be introduced to the art of the multi-pitch trad climb.  After this weekend we strongly encourage you to link-up with a professional guide service (such as Seneca Rock Climbing School or Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides) to further fine tune your trad climbing career.


    Participants can expect to learn about the following:


    -Choosing the route and route planning

    -Lead belaying (on the ground and on ledges/stances)

    -Anchoring into and understanding a multi-directional anchor

    -Rope management

    -Rock protection (passive, active, fixed)

    -Protection removal

    -Efficiently transitioning from following to belaying

    -Rappelling


    We ask that you please only register for this event if you are inexperienced with following trad climbing and have not previously participated in this event (sport climbers welcome, even if you climb hard sport!).  Again, you should have experience top-roping.  Once you register you will be directed to complete a survey of your skills. We would also like to assess your climbing and rappeling ability. You needn't crush the stiff grades. (As a matter of fact, no one will be crushing stiff climbs on this weekend.) This will help us place you with the right leader and will give your leader an idea of your skills.  Finally, we strongly encourage you to meet with your leader and climb together at least once on top rope before the Seneca weekend.


    Participants will be responsible for the following items:


    -Appropriate clothing for the weather

    -Rain jacket

    - All meals for the 2 days AND enough water for climbing-it gets hot, you MUST stay hydrated!

    -Harness, shoes, helmet, chalk bag

    -Belay device and locking carabiner

    -2 prussiks with locking carabiners

    -Nut tool (can rent from club if needed)

    -backpack

    -Camping equipment-tent, sleeping bag, pad, etc.


    We will have a group campsite reserved for the weekend and we will coordinate carpooling as we get closer.  

    This year's leaders are:


    Rick Dotson

    Corey Hilz

    Lindsay Rorbaugh

    Andy Weinman

    Peter Jensen

    Bill Kessinger


    Please contact Carol Clayton at carolclayton@gmail.com with questions.

    • Saturday, July 24, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Sunday, July 25, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Reeds Creek, Franklin, WV
    • 10
    Register

    Trip Leader Needed


    PATC-MS is organizing a weekend trip to Reeds Creek.  


    Reed's Creek has a variety of sport, trad, and mixed routes. This is not an instructional clinic/event.  Please arrange for a partner prior to the weekend - do not expect that others will take you in their party if you just show up.


    Transportation, etc:  You are responsible for arranging your own transportation, climbing partner(s), camping/climbing gear, and food (other than the club dinner).  Parking will be limited at the campsite, so please plan to carpool. 


    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 it's 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.


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


    • Sunday, August 01, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Saturday, August 21, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • The Cascades, Washington State
    Register

    2021 Cascades Trip

    PATC-MS is considering sponsoring a trip to the Cascades in early August. However, we need to know that there is sufficient interest to justify the trip and cost.


    If you love alpine climbing, this is the trip for you. Participants would need to have solid alpine experience, which could include completing Alpine Skills Weekend, or similar training.


    This trip could be similar to the 2018 trip to Baker and Shuksan.


    The club will pick up the campsite costs, as usual.  Airfare, share of food, and ground transportation, while we will try to coordinate, will be your responsibility.  

    If you have the skills, the equipment, the fitness level, and the desire, this promises to be a once in a lifetime endeavor.


    At a minimum you must be be equipped and capable of backpacking for multiple days, camping multiple days on snow, climbing on snow and ice, and traveling on a glacier. 

    If you are interested, please sign up and email Rick Dotson (rickdotson@gmail.com) with your climbing experience.

    • Friday, August 20, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Sunday, August 22, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • New River Gorge, Fayetteville, WV
    • 13
    Register

    New River Gorge


    PATC-MS is organizing a three-night event at the New River Gorge this August, 20-22.  


    The New River Gorge is a mecca for single pitch sport and trad routes. This is not an instructional clinic/event.  Please arrange for a partner prior to the weekend - do not expect that others will take you in their party if you just show up.


    Camping: The Club will reserve a group site. You have to register for this event to stay at our group site. Check-in is on Friday night, 20 August, and check-out is on Monday, 22  August.


    Transportation, etc:  You are responsible for arranging your own transportation, climbing partner(s), camping/climbing gear, and food (other than the club dinner).  Parking will be limited at the campsite, so please plan to carpool. 


    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 it's 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.


    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.


    -You'll get a link to the Camping and Carpool sign-up list once you register.


    -Only Club members will be covered for the Club dinner.  Guests can obviously attend but must pay their checks separately.  Thanks!


    Reminder: Climbing is a dangerous sport and serious injury may occur.

     

    • Thursday, September 16, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sunday, September 19, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Adirondack State Park, NY
    • 10
    Register

    TRIP LEADER NEEDED



    Climber on Pete's Farewell (MtnPrj)

    Join us for 4 days of fun, sun, and climbing!  Join PATC-MS for four days of climbing in the spectacular Adirondacks of upstate, 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: Sept 16 - 19

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

    TRIP LEADER NEEDED:

    Are you a PATC-MS member? If so, would you be willing to volunteer to lead this trip? Contact Rick Dotson (rickdotson@gmail.com) to learn more.


    The Club will cover camping at a campsite (TBD, potentially 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.


    • Sunday, October 31, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Saturday, November 06, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Tuolumne Meadows/Yosemite National Park, CA
    • 21
    Register



    Proposed 2021 Yosemite National Park trip


    Several members are consider organizing a trip to Yosemite National Park for early November 2021. This would be a trip to Yosemite Valley for experienced trad and sport climbers.


    If you are interested, please register and email Sylvain La (sylvainla@gmail.com) with the dates you would be available for an early November trip, climbing experience, and any potential objectives.


    More details will be forthcoming.



    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.

Past events

Saturday, June 12, 2021 New Trad Leader Day 2021
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 June Meeting -- Climbing, Yoga, and Beer
Saturday, June 05, 2021 Pond Bank Top-Rope Trip
Wednesday, June 02, 2021 Top Anchor Building Clinic at Carderock First Wednesdays
Wednesday, June 02, 2021 Carderock First Wednesdays - Top-Rope Climbing
Monday, May 31, 2021 Great Falls Top-Rope Trip
Saturday, May 15, 2021 Top-Rope Leader Clinic
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Virtual Meeting -- Intro to Avalanche Awareness
Saturday, May 08, 2021 Climbing-Oriented Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Course
Saturday, May 01, 2021 2021 Cinco de Mayo Seneca Trip
Saturday, April 24, 2021 Top-Rope Leader Clinic
Wednesday, April 07, 2021 Virtual Meeting -- Mountain Medicine Overview
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Virtual Climbing Trip to The Needles and Devils Tower
Saturday, August 15, 2020 Climbing-Oriented Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Course
Thursday, July 02, 2020 4th of July at Seneca
Wednesday, July 01, 2020 Carderock First Wednesdays - Anchor Building Clinic and Top-roping
Friday, May 22, 2020 CANCELLED: Gunks Memorial Day 2020!
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 April Meeting - Virtual Tour of Chamonix
Saturday, May 09, 2020 POSTPONED: New Climber Day 2020
Saturday, May 09, 2020 POSTPONED: Friends of Seneca Rocks Spring 2020 Trail Work Weekend
Friday, May 01, 2020 CANCELLED: Seneca Rocks Cinco de Mayo Party - 2020
Saturday, April 25, 2020 POSTPONED: Clinic: Gym-to-Crag Sport Leading Transition
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 March Monthly Meeting - Ama Dablam Trip Report with Alex Miller
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Dacks Big Haus 2020 Feb. 13-17 2020
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 February Monthly Meeting - John Christian on Local Climbing History
Thursday, January 16, 2020 Alpine Skills Weekend 2020
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 January Monthly Meeting - Annual Meeting and Election
Thursday, December 26, 2019 January Monthly Meeting - Annual Meeting and Election
Saturday, December 14, 2019 2019 PATC-MS Holiday Party
Saturday, November 16, 2019 Friends of Seneca Rocks Fall 2019 Trail Work Weekend
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 November Monthly Meeting - Gear Swap and Skills Practice Session
Friday, October 18, 2019 Annual Seneca Rocks Chili Cook-off and Climbing Weekend
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 October Monthly Meeting - John Christian's Secret History of Seneca
Friday, September 20, 2019 Sendtember at Seneca Rocks
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 CANCELLED - September Monthly Meeting - Michelle's Globe-Trotting Alpinism - Part 2
Friday, August 30, 2019 Gunks Labor Day 2019!
Friday, August 02, 2019 August PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Earth Treks Rendezvous
Friday, July 12, 2019 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | Earth Treks Rockville w Jon Cardwell
Saturday, June 15, 2019 Friends of Seneca Rocks Spring 2019 Trail Work Day
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 NEW LOCATION - June Monthly Meeting - Lindsay Rorbaugh on WFR certification
Saturday, June 01, 2019 Carderock Adopt a Crag
Friday, May 24, 2019 New River Gorge: Memorial Day Weekend
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 May Monthly Meeting - Patagonia trip report
Saturday, May 11, 2019 New Climber Day 2019
Saturday, May 11, 2019 Annapolis Rocks Adopt a Crag
Friday, May 03, 2019 Seneca Rocks Cinco de Mayo Party - 2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019 Cunningham Falls Adopt a Crag
Friday, April 19, 2019 New Follower Weekend 2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019 Clinic: Gym-to-Crag Sport Leading Transition
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 April Monthly Meeting - Teton trip report
Saturday, April 06, 2019 Clinic: Top-Rope Anchors
Saturday, March 23, 2019 Whitetail Snow Skills Day 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 March Monthly Meeting - Smokehole Canyon Overview with Mike Gray
Sunday, February 24, 2019 Pre-Whitetail Crevasse Rescue Clinic
Thursday, February 14, 2019 Daks Big Haus 2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 February Monthly Meeting - Summer Expedition and Skills Clinic
Saturday, February 02, 2019 Climbing Oriented Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Course
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 January Monthly Meeting - Annual Meeting and Election
Friday, January 18, 2019 New Ice Climber Weekend 2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019 Alpine Skills Weekend 2019
Saturday, December 15, 2018 2018 PATC-MS Holiday Party
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 November Monthly Meeting - Gear Swap and First Aid Clinic
Saturday, November 03, 2018 Friends of Seneca Rocks Fall Trail Work Day
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 October Monthly Meeting - Club Cascades Trip Show
Saturday, September 29, 2018 New Climber Day 2018 - Cancelled (again)
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 September Monthly Meeting - Climbing in Bolivia
Friday, August 31, 2018 Gunks Labor Day 2018!
Friday, August 03, 2018 August PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | First Fridays Social
Sunday, July 08, 2018 Last minute Great Falls Top Roping!
Friday, June 29, 2018 4th of July at Cannon Cliff/Rumney, NH
Sunday, June 17, 2018 Family Day 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 June Monthly Meeting - Climbing in Cuba
Saturday, May 19, 2018 CANCELED-New Climber Day 2018
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 PATC-MS May meeting
Friday, May 04, 2018 Seneca Rocks Cinco de Mayo Party
Friday, April 27, 2018 Craggin' 4 Cures/PATC-MS - New Follower Weekend 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018 Clinic: Gym-to-Crag Sport Leading Transition
Saturday, April 14, 2018 New Climber Day 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 PATC-MS April meeting
Saturday, April 07, 2018 Clinic: Gym-to-Crag Sport Leading Transition
Saturday, March 31, 2018 Seneca Rocks Spring Trail Work Day
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 March Monthly Meeting - Alpine Skills Week-end recap
Thursday, February 15, 2018 Daks Big Haus 2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 February Monthly Meeting - Iceland climbing adventures
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 January Monthly Meeting - Annual Meeting and Election
Thursday, January 11, 2018 Alpine Skills Weekend 2018
Thursday, December 28, 2017 2018 Mountaineering Section Election Voting
Saturday, December 16, 2017 2017 PATC-MS Annual Photo Contest
Saturday, December 16, 2017 2017 PATC-MS Holiday Party
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 November Monthly Meeting - Winter Gear Clinic - Gear Swap
Saturday, November 04, 2017 Climbing at the Cove Campground
Saturday, October 28, 2017 Red Rock Cayon Trip (Nevada)
Friday, October 20, 2017 2017 Annual Seneca Rocks Chili Cook-off Weekend (Club sign-up)
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 October Monthly Meeting
Sunday, September 24, 2017 Family Day 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 September Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 Carderock First Wednesdays - September
Friday, August 18, 2017 PATC-MS Group Photo at Seneca South Peak
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 August Monthly Meeting - Rappel techniques clinic
Saturday, July 29, 2017 Seneca Rocks July Trail Work Day
Friday, July 07, 2017 PATC-MS Monthly Meeting | First Fridays Social
Friday, June 30, 2017 2017 Fourth of July in the Adirondacks!
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
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Carderock Wednesdays
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
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
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
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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