Weekly Monday Climbing at Earth Treks Rockville

  • October 14, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Welcome to the Monday ET Meetup! Whether you're a beginner or an experienced climber, this is a great way to meet other climbing enthusiasts. If you've just gotten started with climbing, we know what that's like--we have all levels of experience in the group. We're all about trading belays, whether we're climbing at 5.5 or 5.11a! (If you don't yet know how to belay, Earth Treks has some great classes for that and lots of great deals, too. See below re: New to climbing?)

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 belay-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 that we can accommodate you.

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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  • MGD

    Great fun

    October 15, 2013

  • James

    good to see everyone that showed. If you ever find yourself at the Columbia gym look me up, I live ten minutes from it and am always up for climbing.

    October 14, 2013

  • Sharon

    I'll be in all black, tank and sport capris, purple evolv shoes. Getting belay certified first...

    October 14, 2013

  • Tom

    Ok Great. I live in northern VA and work until ~6-6:30, so I won't be able to make it until probably after 7 if that is ok with you. If it is I will head over after work and see if I can find you or will ask around.

    October 14, 2013

  • James

    I can lead.

    October 14, 2013

  • Tom

    Is anyone in this group that's attending tonight lead certified? I was thinking of joining in after 7, but I am not an ET member so I would ideally like to be able to lead climb if I pay to get in. Let me know if anyone here could help me out. Thanks!

    October 14, 2013

  • Joanne

    i think sometimes if people get there right at the official start time, you can find a group of people "who look like they're looking for people" congregating around the benches at the front of the gym (inside, though).

    if you just can't find anyone, ask the front desk to page meetup and be patient. sometimes i don't hear it, sometimes i'm belaying someone and forget to run up by the time my climber is down, but other folks are great about picking up the slack. and don't hesitate to ask people, "are you __________?"

    October 14, 2013

  • Keith M.

    Tess, last week was my first one, and my understanding is that we meet by the benches outside the gym. Someone correct me if that's wrong! Just look for the people who look like they're looking for people.

    October 14, 2013

  • Tess

    Where does the group meet?

    October 14, 2013

  • Tess

    This is my first Monday night meetup. I will be wearing a blue t-shirt.

    October 14, 2013

  • Michelle

    This will be my first meetup and first time at ET. I'll be in a hot pink top.

    October 14, 2013

  • MGD

    First time meeting the group. I will be wearing a green shirt. Excited to get back into climbing.

    October 14, 2013

  • James

    Hey everyone, first time at the rockville gym. I'll be wearing an orange shirt.

    October 13, 2013

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