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Early Bird Climbing on Tuesdays at Rockville

This is our newest Meetup for the morning crew who wants to get some mid-week climb time in outside of evening hours.

Welcome to the Early Bird Climbing Tuesdays ET Meetup! 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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  • Pat C.

    So sorry I didn't get the notice that no one else was going to show up so I was there by myself. Laura is right. One person meetups aren't much fun. I'm signed up for next Tuesday. Hope it works better for everyone's schedule. I'm looking forward to some daytime climbing.

    November 5, 2013

    • Laura

      With the morning meetups you have to monitor the discussion up to a half hour before hand. I am hesitant to show up for a climb in the morning when only one person whose consistency I don't know is going. Especially if they have no photo. I tend to think they are not serious. So I canceled. Not sure right now about next Tuesday. I might have to be at work then.

      November 5, 2013

  • Laura

    Sorry... I don't want to arrive and have no climbing partner. I can use the time for some motorcycle maintenance. I was going to ride one there. But both need some tlc before a ride....

    November 5, 2013

  • Laura

    Pat, are you still going? I have never met you.

    November 5, 2013

  • Natalia

    Hey guys. I cannot make it today. I am sorry for the last minute change. Hope you have a great time. Natalia

    November 5, 2013

  • Laura

    Will be a bit late.

    November 4, 2013

  • Laura

    I hope so!

    November 2, 2013

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