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Outdoor Climbing at Carderock

  • Carderock Recreation Area

    Clara Barton Pkwy, Cabin John, MD (map)

    38.971828 -77.160351

  • NOTE: RSVP limit is dependent on gear available. Please answer ALL RSVP questions to be considered for group attendance.

    Due to the popularity of these events no guests are permitted.

    Please remember to tip your gear hosts! They are using their personal gear so that we have a good time. Food or cash donations are recommended. Current gear hosts: Irina, Jonathan and Rebecca S.

    What you should know and what gear you should have:

    * Gear: Harness, Shoes, Belay Device, Helmet

    * Water

    * Food

    * Ability to climb 5.8+ indoors

     

    If you arrive at Carderock late, call me or just walk over to the crags and ask people until you find us. Cell phone reception may vary. PM me for my cell number.

     

    Driving Directions to Carderock:

    WARNING: If you just punch "Carderock" in your GPS/smartphone, it will *NOT* send you to the correct place. Either use the GPS coordinates[masked], [masked] or follow the directions below.

    Driving directions from points north:

    I-495 (Washington Beltway) West toward N. Virginia
    Take Exit 41 (Carderock)
    Take first exit (approximately 1 mile)
    Turn left at top of ramp
    Follow winding road to Stop sign, turn right
    Follow road until it ends in the climber's parking lot

    Driving directions from points south:

    I-495 (Washington Beltway) North toward Rockville, Md.
    Cross Potomac River on the American Legion Bridge (stay in right lane in order to exit at end of bridge)
    Take Exit 41 (Carderock, Clara Barton Pkwy.)
    Bear left at fork in ramp onto Clara Barton Pkwy.
    Take first exit (approximately 1 mile)
    Turn left at top of ramp
    Follow winding road to Stop sign, turn right
    Follow road until it ends in the climber's parking lot

    Walking Directions from Climber's Parking Lot to Crags: Take the obvious path that runs from the parking lot past the bathhouse. When you see the information sign, follow the path to the right. When you get to the river, follow the path to the left, back in the direction you came from.

    The total travel time from the parking lot to crags is less than 10 minutes.

     

    Restrooms may or may not be open at this time of year.

     

    By attending this Meetup you agree to the terms that the VA/MD/DC Rock Climbers Group or the gear hosts are not responsible for any equipment defects, injuries, complications or death. Climbing is dangerous so please climb at your own risk.

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  • Joanne

    Ok, kids. We're dropping like flies, and I think I've beat myself up enough this week :-P
    Here's to spring for real soon!

    March 21, 2013

  • Finza

    Too cold :(

    March 21, 2013

  • Bhaskar P.

    Hope to climb with u guys another time!

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I'll have to bail. I don't think I'll enjoy being outdoors in crappy weather.

    March 21, 2013

  • Gram

    I am bowing out. Rain or no, the forecasted temps for that day keep going down. They've been below my threshold for a while now. Have fun and stay warm!

    March 21, 2013

  • Rebecca S.

    I will cancel with outright rain, but otherwise I will be there. You might want to invite additional gear hosts anyway though, because its tough to climb for long when the rock is that cold and I don't think I will be able to stay the whole day.

    March 21, 2013

  • Dharmen U.

    I am originally from Bombay and as you can imagine i am averse to cold :). I am going to pull out as well but very much looking forward to better weather and some good company. Thank you Jennifer.

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm guessing you'll cancel with rain, but with a forecast of low 40s as well I want to pull out now instead of later (since I'm supposed to provide gear). I look forward to and hope the weather is better for the next one!

    March 20, 2013

  • Rebecca S.

    I will be driving from Silver Spring. Anyone who is from the area or can get to the Silver Spring metro is welcome to ride with me.

    March 12, 2013

    • Joanne

      We'll assess day of re: the carpool. I don't mind showing up early and lending a hand as needed. Rebecca, if you stay longer than I want, I suspect I can get someone to drop me at a metro stop, and I can walk home from there.

      March 13, 2013

    • Rebecca S.

      You are welcome to ride with me, I just wanted to make sure you knew the plan. =)

      1 · March 13, 2013

  • Ryan S.

    I got Rope!

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a top rope setup but no car, I live near Potomac ave if someone were driving from nearby. Could probably meet a car depending on where and when.

    March 12, 2013

  • Aarti G.

    Got a helmet!

    March 12, 2013

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