Attn: Doomsday Survivors & Waistline Expanders! Rock Climb Indoors @ VBRG

We will meet at the Virginia Beach Rock Climbing Gym wednesday at 6:30 on January 9th and all levels of climbing ability are welcome! Greg Seeks will be hosting this meetup.

Below is the GROUP DISCOUNT VBRG is offering the HROA. Discount APPLIES DAY OF EVENT ONLY.

First-timers and inexperienced participants are required to take the GROUP Auto Belay Qualification Class with all rental equipment included for $20 (rental equipment includes climbing harness, climbing shoes)

Experienced participants can utilize the facility based on their current VIRGINIA BEACH ROCK GYM BELAY & or AUTO BELAY qualifications with all rental equipment included for $10. (rental equipment includes climbing harness, climbing shoes)

EXPERIENCED PARTICIPANTS NOT YET CERTIFIED WITH VBRG PLEASE READ: A  $3 proficiency test on the figure 8 / backup knot & belay technique (top rope)  &  or $10 sport lead belay / fall (lead climb) is required if you are not yet certified with the VIRGINIA BEACH ROCK GYM & desire to do the top rope & or sport lead climbs. ATC & Gri Gri are acceptable belay devices for testing.

Please mention your experience level so we can get a head count of who needs to be tested.

 

To ensure a smooth & trouble free experience i would like to share some suggestions in preparation  for the meetup.

 

Virginia beach Rock Gym Accepts CASH & CREDIT ( Visa / Mastercard ) Payments to be made the day of event.

 

YOU MUST MENTION YOU ARE WITH THE HROA MEETUP GROUP AND ASK FOR THE DISCOUNT.

For quick check in , i highly recommend that you download , print , fill out waiver forms before hand & present to the front desk the day of event. Below is the waiver paperwork link. (PDF)

http://virginiabeachrockgym.com/about-us/paperwork/

 

WHAT TO WEAR: Bring a jacket / beanie , it can get chilly in the gym. Dress in layers so you can make adjustments as you warm up and cool down. In general wear comfy, loose fitting
clothing that does not restrict your movement.

 

FOOTWEAR: Climbing Specific Shoes are included in your rentals & highly recommended for a better climbing experience. You can also opt to wear your own athletic shoes ..not recommended.

 

BRING WITH YOU:  WAIVERS,  Hydration , trail snacks,  CAMERA . The gym does have all types of hydration & snacks for sale as well & we can pool money together & order pizza.

There is no time-limit for your reservation. Participants can stay and climb until we close at 10PM

Any questions feel free to email me @ [masked]

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was so good to see you all as well, and thanks for very nice welcome! The pictures are great! See you again soon :)

    January 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time! Thanks for all of the fantastic photos!

    January 10, 2013

  • Kari

    great- I'll go again

    January 10, 2013

  • Steve R.

    Enjoyed climbing and no one fell to their death! A win-win situation all around....

    January 10, 2013

  • Marilyn

    It's always a Blast! Really had a great time

    1 · January 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time!!

    1 · January 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was great meeting you. Welcome to Hampton Roads!

      January 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was great to meet you too! Thanks

      January 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    AWESOME! Great group of friendly people. I had fun.

    1 · January 10, 2013

  • RAD P.

    Alot of new friendly folks. Team estrogen in full effect!

    January 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a wonderful time! Can't wait to see everyone at future events. Thanks for making me feel so welcome.

    1 · January 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time! Thanks Greg!

    January 9, 2013

  • David G.

    Greg, you want to start planning a trip outdoors?

    January 2, 2013

    • Alan T.

      Greg, there is another climber that went on the caving trip with us, and me, her and Steve were discussing some outdoor options as well. We'll talk at the gym.

      January 8, 2013

    • RAD P.

      ok

      January 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't have a printer, so I will need to fill out the forms when I get there. Are they quick and simple?

    January 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Greg, do we need to fill out the waiver each time we go?

      January 8, 2013

    • RAD P.

      @ jeff. No once you filled out a waiver form it's good for a year

      January 8, 2013

  • David G.

    Greg, my guest will need the auto belay cert course.

    January 8, 2013

    • RAD P.

      gotcha, again to speed up check in process i would suggest that your friend print & fill waiver form @ home & bring day of for faster check in.

      January 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It turns out that I won't be able to go this time. The Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club meeting is the same night and I am trying to get involved with them as well. I'll see y'all at the next one!

    January 7, 2013

    • RAD P.

      Hey matt.we got vbrg event jan 23rd if you can make that one.

      January 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah, I'm signed up and looking forward to it!

      January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Saw that 1 spot opened :) This is my first event with the group, looking forward to meeting you guys. I also would like carpool with those meeting at Kiln Creek if there is room or I can drive too.

    January 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll meet you guys there too in case we need more drivers!

      1 · January 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Forgot to mention... I would like to take the Qualification Class also... had a bit of experience before, but would rather take the class again. Thanks again for all the suggestions!

      January 7, 2013

  • David G.

    1 Spot opened for Wed night at VBRG. My guest canceled.

    1 · January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would anyone on the Hampton/Newport News side of the water like to carpool to VBRG?

    January 2, 2013

    • Jay

      Good point Jeff. I don't plan to have dinner after climbing. At present will link up with Jeff and Jess at 515 at kiln creek, and pick up Robin at the ft Monroe Hardee's at 5:30.

      January 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will be eating before I meet up with ya'll so no dinner after for me :)

      January 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    First timer here, but looking forward to the adventure.

    January 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Auto belay virgin here, so count me in the beginners class!

    1 · December 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Greg! I'm a first-timer and will need to take the auto belay class! :)

    December 29, 2012

    • RAD P.

      @ Kelsey & Patti ...the auto belay class will start once most of the meetup group has checked in..get ready!!

      1 · December 29, 2012

    • Steve R.

      FYI, every first time visitor goes through that short 5-10 minute class at the beginning and it is just a 'how to use the basic auto-belay equipment' class.

      December 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! I am highly inexperienced! I've attempted rock wall climbing only twice, but it highly interests me. I hope I can do it now that I am in better shape. I do have tennis elbow, would that be a problem?

    December 27, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I already have an elbow band, and I don't think my elbow is too bad.

      December 27, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh, thanks for the reply Greg!

      December 27, 2012

  • Alan T.

    Since I took the auto-belay class last time, do I need to do that again?

    December 26, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      No Alan you are good to climb on the auto belay courses. If you want to continue moving up you can move on to the top rope course

      December 26, 2012

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