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EarthTreks Rockville - Weekly Wednesdays

Welcome to the Wednesday ET Meetup!  This is our second 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was good. Tonight was my 2nd time ever climbing. I arrived 15 minutes early but it took awhile to complete the belay test as there were several people in front of me. By the time I rented my equipment, it was around 7:50pm. At my request, a lady at the front desk paged the EarthTreks Meetup group. I waited for about 5 minutes and no one arrived. Luckily, a member approached me and invited me to join her for belay climbing. In an hour and thirty minutes, I did five climbs.

    July 31, 2013

    • Harley

      Peter, I think this may have been my fault! I think I was the only one still going at 7:30pm but I had to work late and forgot to un-rsvp. I am sorry you waited around but glad you found a belay partner after all!

      August 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Harley, no problem. I had a good time anyway.

      August 1, 2013

  • Wendy

    Anyone want to climb tomorrow at 6 before yoga?

    July 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd like to join you too

      July 31, 2013

    • Wendy

      Of course! See ya'll soon . . .

      July 31, 2013

  • Harley

    I am looking forward to meeting new climbers tomorrow! What's the best way to find others at the meet up?

    July 30, 2013

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