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Fear Management Women's Clinic

Have fear or discomfort ever kept you from making that next climbing move? Or from even starting a climb?

Come join a small group of 6-8 ladies as we discuss techniques for managing fear (and our emotional response to it) constructively.

Clinic techniques will involve mock leading, small practice falls (on top rope), downclimbing, finding good rest stances, decision making (when to move forward, when maybe it's best to back off a route, sequencing your next moves to limit the unknown), etc.

Event Details

  • Clinic will be led by Katie Hammer (pictured) and Eliddia Mader
  • Event location and time:
    • Earth Treks - Rockville, MD (see above)
    • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Bring climbing shoes, harness, and belay device - You must know how to tie in and belay for this clinic.
    • Chalk (optional)
  • Please notify us of cancellations as soon as possible. We anticipate a wait list.
  • Entrance costs into the Earth Treks Rockville climbing gym will be the responsibility of the participant.

You must be a member of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club - Mountaineering Section club (not just this Meet-Up group) to attend. Please see the Member Only Policy below. If you are not a member of PATC-MS, please sign up at! to enjoy our array of great events. Thank you.

We have an 8 participant maximum. The clinic is open only to members in good standing, meaning those with paid-up dues and a liability waiver on file - go ahead and get these in if you'd like to sign up!

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 48hours, 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.

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  • Ling

    Learned a lot during the mock-leads. Great clinic!

    July 27, 2013

  • Tanya G

    I'm in a red Angry Birds shirt

    July 27, 2013

  • Eliddia M.

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention Jenny, it is at Rockville

    July 19, 2013

    • Tanya G

      Thank goodness! I don't want to get confused again and not make it! :)

      July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, have to be somewhere else on Sat. morning. )-:

    July 26, 2013

  • Jade

    Hurt my ankle. :(

    July 26, 2013

    • Eliddia M.

      No worries Jade, heal quickly!

      July 26, 2013

  • Jenny O.

    Is this at Rockville or Columbia? The top says Rockville, but the event text says Columbia.

    July 19, 2013

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