Rockville Earth Treks on Sundays!

Welcome to the Sunday ET Meetup! This is our most popular weekly event! Whether you're a beginner or an experienced climber, this is a great way to meet other climbing enthusiasts. If you've never climbed before, we can help you get started and show you the basics. If you have climbed before and need someone to belay, we can do that, too. If you're an expert climber, you're probably better than the rest of us, but we won't hold that against you.

Help! I'm here and I don't see anyone. What do I do? This is a normal occurrence with this type of Meetup.  People tend to pair up with familiar faces immediately.  Hosts usually do not wait around.  Non-frequent flyers are often no-shows. We suggest you ask the front desk to page for Meetup.  If a host/organizer is present, someone will arrive.  Otherwise, feel free to explore for members (we are happy to triple up!), use the trade-a-belay board for the general population or check out the boulder cave.  To avoid not finding people, post your clothing description in the discussion or ask others to do the same.

Not a gym member and/or need to rent gear? Visit here for the latest prices for gym day, series or season passes and rentals.

Looking to lead climb? We vary on attendance for those who can lead climb. We recommend posting on the discussion board below to see if another person is available to lead climb with you.

New to climbing? It is recommended that beginner climbers get belayed certified prior to joining the group. Purchase the Introductory Package and get a second one free for a friend! Typically we'll try to set you up in a group of three with other climbers who can help show you belaying and knot tying. If you don't know how to belay, please make sure there are at least 5 people who do know how to belay, including an organizer/host, attending the Meetup.

New to the group? Please check the RSVP list to see if a host/organizer is attending. If you have trouble finding people in the group have Earth Treks page for a Meetup member. We recommend that newcomers post on the event discussion board with details of your wardrobe and to indicate you're new to our group! Look at the attendance list to see if a host/organizer is present for best results.

What if an organizer or host isn't present? The Meetup event runs itself host or no host. Go ahead and pair up with anyone available. You don't need any special "go ahead" from a host. Climb on!

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  • Hun

    Is anyone going to be there in about 1 hour?

    March 10, 2013

    • pete

      yeah we got there late & just bouldered. didn't mean to be a total moocher, been trying to sched the class & get tested but haven't had the time lately. i will though!

      March 10, 2013

    • Jennifer

      It's cool. As mentioned in the event description please make sure there is an event host and at least 5 people who know how to belay for every person that doesn't know how to. Cheers!

      March 10, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Just a heads up I am going to need someone to help me put in an earring in my lobe

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • Jennifer

    I updated the RSVPs but if I accidentally removed someone, please let me know.

    March 10, 2013

  • Sara M

    Climbing outside instead! See you next week

    March 10, 2013

    • Joanne

      Wondered where you were!

      March 10, 2013

  • Hun

    Accident NB just before river... :(

    March 10, 2013

  • Liam

    Super bad traffic on the beltway, so I can't make it unfortunately. Next time!

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My gps is saying it is going to take an hour to get there from mclean which is odd.. I will join you all another time, sorry!

    March 10, 2013

  • Sara M

    I'm not a skier, so I will be climbing. Have fun in the snow!

    March 5, 2013

    • Jennifer

      If it doesn't rain :-)

      March 5, 2013

    • Jennifer

      No snow to be had with that temperature.

      March 9, 2013

  • Laura

    If the local ski resorts are open, i might ski one last time. Guess i will see Jenn too..

    March 5, 2013

    • Laura

      It will be bad conditions, but i might go anyway. Closing day.

      March 6, 2013

    • Jennifer

      Yeah toooo warm for this.

      March 9, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Don't forget kids... daylight savings!

    March 9, 2013

  • Rachel

    will be there around 430

    March 8, 2013

  • Jennifer

    If it gets cold enough for snow, I won't be here.

    March 5, 2013

    • Liz B.

      It is supposed to be 60 degrees Sunday!

      March 6, 2013

    • Jennifer

      Yeah not going to that.

      March 6, 2013

  • Laura

    Might mtb as it will be warm... if so could stop by late. Or go Monday...

    March 2, 2013

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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