Rock climbing at Sugarloaf Mountain

Location: Ok , let's see if the weather will permitt us to get out and do some outdoor climbing. We will be climbing at Sugarloaf Mtn. Park .

Beginner friendly so long as you have your own gear such as harness , helment , shoes and a belay devise of some kind .  I have 3 top rope setups which would handle about 9 people . So if anyone has a complete setup and can bring it that would be great . Please use the comment box if your bringing any rope setups . That way we can open up more spots on the rsvp's . Also , Please arrive On time so we can get to the climbing routes asap before others outside our group show up .

Also I like to add , if you've never had the chance to rapell before , you can learn how to safely do so at this meetup .

Trad Climbers : experienced and novice , this is a great place to come out and brush up on your skills. You must have all your own gear . Please state in your rsvp that you are a Trad with gear so I can open rsvp's for more climber's .

This meetup cancels if it rains ....

We meet at the west view parking lot on top the mountain

 

The Physical Address:

7901 Comus Road
Dickerson, MD 20842


GPS Coordinates:
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From Capital Beltway (Interstate 495), take I-270 Northwest (toward Frederick, Maryland) for about 23 miles. Exit at Exit 22, turn right onto MD 109, and head west for about 3 miles. At Comus Inn, turn right onto MD95 (Comus Road). Go through the Gated Entrance and drive to the top of the mountain to the parking area

Here is a picture of the entrance to the Mountain and where you go through to get to the parking lot on top of the Mountain

 

THIS IS AN ADDED LINK FOR DRIVING DIRECTIONS

http://www.sugarloafmd.com/sl_directions.html

 

 

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  • Rod

    Thanks to Jared and Dennis for organizing and setting ropes. For those interested, I'm taking a rock climbing rescue class with Brian through REI this Saturday at Carderock, http://www.rei.com/class/61/market/120/06062013. Otherwise, I'll see you all in June when I'm back in town.

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a great day, thanks guy's for organizing also was great to see again a couple old friends.

    April 6, 2013

  • Simon

    Awesome time today! I'm really glad I met every one that I met. Hope to climb with you all soon!

    April 6, 2013

  • Dennis H.

    Awesome day outdoors

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone carpooling from the Old Town area? I'll help with gas money!

    April 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Rachael, yes that would be great! Do you want to meet me at a metro stop or someplace convenient for you? You pick the time. And I just have one pack with my TR gear.

      April 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      @ Rachel - I do have a ride, thank you for the offer.

      April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any one coming from DC area that can offer a ride please let me know, happy to help whit gas $$[masked]

    April 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      coming from dupont if you want a ride, let me know[masked]

      April 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Michael, see you at McPherson at 7:15 am.

      April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone is interested in carpooling from Bethesda/Rockville, let me know. I have access to a car and can drive if necessary.

    April 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Can I ride whit you? I live in Capitol Hill DC. since metro don't run until 7 am. I can take a cab to Rockville.

      April 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I contact him, waiting for answer, thanks for the tip.

      April 5, 2013

  • Stacy

    I'll also need a ride and will help with gas $. I live in Chinatown but can meet at other metro stops if needed. [masked]

    April 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      coming from dupont if you want a ride, let me know[masked]

      April 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I take 1 spot if still available, please let me know.

      April 5, 2013

  • William B.

    I can set up a another TR off natural anchors or if anyone can lend nuts and/or cams, set up using pro.

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am coming from Fairfax. I drive a Fiesta...so its kind of tiny. But I have three spots in my car. [masked]

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone carpooling from the College Park area? I have a car and can drive but if there is already a group I'd like to jump on.

    April 4, 2013

    • Simon

      Thanks!

      April 5, 2013

    • Julia

      Alright, cool! That sounds fine!
      Would it be possible to go by the "Seven Seas" restaurant parking lot (on route 1) or somewhere in that area on the way or would that be a detour? If it's inconvenient I'll figure out a way to get to REI! :)

      April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I still need a ride, coming from Capitol Hill, I can go to any metro accessible area.

    April 5, 2013

  • Tomek

    I got a nasty flu, and have to drop out. Have fun on Saturday!

    April 4, 2013

  • Andrian H.

    Been wicked sick all week. Feeling weak and just not up for it this round! Catch you guys soon. Rachel Greenspan will have my set up with her so we still have the number of kits needed.

    April 4, 2013

  • Andrian H.

    I am going to be out for the event. Been sick and tweaked my shoulder. Will change my RSVP. Rachel Greenspan is attending and will have my kit for a full set up still. Sorry I am going to miss this, I like Sugerloaf and have only climbed there in 30-40 deg. would have been great when you don't have to have a hand warmer in a chalk bag!

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a top rope setup and gear. Just joined the group and am anxious to do some climbing.

    April 4, 2013

  • Dennis H.

    As Jared posted , we are climbing at sugarloaf this weekend . Talked to the ranger today , he said if there are ravens at middle earth , we are to try not to bother them. I was just there , I didn;t see any and I doubt we will sat. There's plenty of climbs there,we should have a good time. Remember , if your plans change please update your rsvp .
    One other thing I like to mention , The gate opens at 8am . It would be in everyones best interest to get there then to make sure we can get the climbs we want before others outside our group get there. Looks like its going to be a sunny day,

    April 2, 2013

  • Jared

    OK. We are sticking with Sugarloaf.

    April 2, 2013

  • Dan K.

    No objection here.

    April 1, 2013

  • Jared

    Does anyone object to Annapolis rocks. It's a bit further of a drive and a 50 minute hike from the parking lot.

    April 1, 2013

  • Dennis H.

    I think maybe we should move the event to Annapolis Rocks

    April 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      YEA! I've climbed there before and the hike in is covered and swell!

      April 1, 2013

    • Jared

      Description of Crescent Rocks.

      April 1, 2013

  • Jared

    Dennis -- I think that since Middle Earth is closed we should think about moving the event. I'm thinking about Raven's Rock.

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not sure which area y'all were planning on climbing at, but I just called Sugarloaf and Middle Earth is closed for raven nesting. Looks like it will be Boy Scout Ledges or Roadside Rocks instead.

    1 · April 1, 2013

    • Jared

      Crap. I just saw your message. Perhaps we should think about moving the event. There is not much else besides Middle Earth.

      April 1, 2013

  • Dennis H.

    If your plans change , please update your rsvp to reopen spots for this event

    March 31, 2013

    • Rod

      I think meetup's software is having problems lately. I had issues with the meetup I was to host today (which I canceled due to rain). You ARE on the 'yes' list, not the waitlist, at least when I look at meetup. I only see 2 on the waitlist.

      March 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks!

      April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have gear and can setup one top-rope anchor.

    March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was number 17. How do we know if we have moved off the wait list?

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Won't be able to make this one after all

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring a set up. Is anybody interested in carpooling from Virginia square ( orange line)?

    March 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I live in Falls Church--we can probably figure something out.

      March 11, 2013

    • Brian P

      And I live in Rosslyn so its easy for me to grab you Cedric.

      March 24, 2013

  • Brian P

    I'll be bringing a complete TR setup.

    March 24, 2013

  • Daniel A.

    Im on the waiting list but I would be happy to bring a top rope kit if there are more slots, Dan

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be coming from White Flint- interested in carpooling with someone else from North Bethesda/Rockville.

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I trad climb and have toprope setup stuff.

    March 24, 2013

  • Andrian H.

    I have a full kit I will bring

    March 23, 2013

  • Dennis H.

    Anyone else bringing a top rope setup besides Cedric and Tomek ? If we have enough ropes we open the rsvp's

    March 22, 2013

  • Dennis H.

    Who all can bring a complete top rope setup ?

    March 17, 2013

  • Tomek

    Will bring rope and setup, but would appreciate, if I could join someone in a carpool.

    March 10, 2013

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