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! If you don't know how to belay, contact the host prior to joining the event to ensure availability arrangements.

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. Please keep in mind that this Meetup caters to the 18+ crowd. Families are recommended to use Earth Treks programs such as open climbs.

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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  • Anna S.

    Looking forward to it

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    anyone want to meet earlier, like at 2pm?

    June 30, 2013

  • Taka

    Hi, I have a question before joining.
    I've passed the belay certification only at Sportrock. Do I have to take "introductory lesson" before taking belay test of this gym?

    June 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Taka, let me clarify what I said. You do not have to take the introductory lesson. You can just take the belay test at ET Rockville. However, if you fail the test, they will advise you to take the introductory lesson. I apologize for the error.

      1 · June 29, 2013

    • Taka

      That's OK. I'll try to pass the test before meet up to you next time. Thank you.

      June 29, 2013

  • Trisha

    hey all,
    i havent been climbing in ages...nearly two years...anyone else in the same boat? Ive got all my gear so im good on that end but may need to re-take the belay certification if anyone can help me with this id appreciate it! Looking forward to seeing you all.

    June 29, 2013

    • Jennifer

      Trisha, the front desk can help you with the belay test for free.

      June 29, 2013

  • Emalee M.

    I just moved to this area within the last month and started climbing two weeks ago! I'm looking to meet more people in the area and find more climbing partners!

    1 · June 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Emalee, welcome! You found the right group to meet fun-loving people in the DC area.

      June 29, 2013

  • Laura

    My guests are brand new. If you like helping belay etc, feel free to. They arrive at 4. Husband/wife.

    June 23, 2013

  • Jennifer

    I'll be climbing in the morning around 10am if anyone else would like to join.

    June 24, 2013

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