Weekly Monday Climbing at Earth Treks Rockville

  • December 2, 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everybody, seems like the weather is going to be nice the next couple of days. Would anyone like to go climbing out at Carder Rock Or Great Falls. I have everything we need to set up a top rope. I grew up in this area but have been out west the last couple of years and don't currently have any partners. Send me a text[masked]

    Happy Climbing! Matthew

    December 1, 2013

    • Jennifer

      I set it up. Feel free to edit it: http://www.meetup.com...­

      December 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Got it! Thank you, thank you. I appreciate your initiative and help.

      1 · December 3, 2013

  • Eva I.

    How long before you get here?

    December 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Leaving now and it takes like 10 min for me to get there. There might be other people there already you just have to either look around for them or ask the front desk to page for the Meetup group.

      December 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Whoops I thought it was starting at 7:30 since every other meetup time is 7:30. Leaving now.

    December 2, 2013

  • Eva I.

    I'm here at the ET.. if anyone is here please let me know.

    December 2, 2013

  • Karsten W.

    What's the best way out from DC? The 1hr metro trip is looking a bit long and chances are my last meeting of the day might run over.

    December 2, 2013

    • Don

      Depends where you are. If I drive from Foggy Bottom around this time, it will take me about 50 minutes assuming normal rush hour traffic. 60 minutes by metro doesn't seem bad.

      December 2, 2013

    • Karsten W.

      Adams Morgan, but we have a sales meeting that is on PST and might be running a bit late.

      December 2, 2013

  • Leo

    I'll be there around 7.

    December 2, 2013

  • Eva I.

    I've just recently joined the group, haven't been to any meetups yet. I fall in the beginners category but I've climbed before so not a newbie

    December 2, 2013

    • Don

      You have to be belay-certified at ET to climb at ET, but it's very simple and free to do on your first visit there.

      December 2, 2013

    • Eva I.

      I'm not certified at ET. . I guess I'll get it done today.

      December 2, 2013

  • Karsten W.

    Is belay certification at Earth Treks required? I've belayed before extensively as I used to climb.

    December 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah it is. It's very fast and easy and free.

      December 2, 2013

  • Becky

    I'll be wearing black leggings, a neon yellow t & have my hair in a braid. See you tomorrow!

    December 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good, see you there!

      December 1, 2013

  • Karsten W.

    I'm thinking of going Monday's Meetup, but haven't climbed since before the Obama administration and, after years of racing bikes on the elite level, am going to be using my arms for the first time since then as well. I will be easy to spot as I have several fairly large tattoos and I'm 6 feet 2 and hope that it comes back fast.

    December 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good! I'll be on the lookout but if you can't find us try looking for us yourself or ask the front desk to page the Meetup group :-)

      December 1, 2013

  • Joanne

    I'll be in Pittsburgh. Carry on having fun as always!

    December 1, 2013

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