Join us for a another awesome outing partnering our Meetup with the new Vertical Rock Outdoor School for an fantastic day of climbing out at Great Falls! This beautiful crag sits right alongside the Potomac River in Great Falls National park with stunning scenery and many different routes of all skill varieties.
Cost: The gym is providing the meetup with a generous discount, so your overall cost for the day will be $40. (Generally, these sorts of guided climbs can run upwards of $100!) What does the money get you? Harness, helmet, and shoe rental as well as personalized attention from a VROS guide who will set up all the ropes, run all the safety tests, and belay you to your heart's content. Plus coffee & donuts. There's an additional fee of $5 per car to enter the park itself.
The timing: Plan on arriving at the gym around 8:30 -- we roll out at 9:00 with or without you, and hopefully will climb until about 1:00. Pack a bagged lunch, plenty of snacks, and water.
Who can climb: You must be at least 7 years old, but outside of that, no experience necessary! The guides will tailor what routes they set to the skill level of the group so beginner routes for beginners and more interesting challenges for more experienced climbers. Be advised that there may be some rappelling necessary -- a skill that our guides will happily teach you.
We do need a minimum of 6 climbers (NOT COUNTING ME) to run this event.