This group is for folks interested in climbing in the MD (+DC/VA) area, both gyms and outdoors. We're about trading belays with other folks just looking to climb. Experts and newcomers both welcome, we're easy to find and easy to join-- any skill level, from novice to '5.12d lead, blindfolded'. Show up and we pair you up with other climbers so you can crunch in a few climbs and maybe get to know some folks in the area as well! Once summer comes, you can also explore outdoor climbing with us. Don't worry-- we're shy too (until you get to know us!)
There are a couple local places to try when the weather is decent and four indoor gyms. EarthTreks Columbia/Timonium/Rockville/Crystal City are the primary local gyms we will be using. When the weather is decent there will be outdoor climbing events with camping nearby. There are nearby places like Carderock & Great Falls, Rocks State Park, Shaffer Rock, and SugarLoaf. We also host the occasional non-climbing activity, because once you trust someone with your life with their hand on a rope, it's all fair game!