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Rockville Earth Treks on Fridays!

Welcome to the Friday 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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  • Steve M

    Guys, that was awesome. Thanks so much. Looking forward to seeing you all again!

    April 13, 2014

  • Sarah

    Hey guys! I'm gonna come around 6:45. This will be my first time at ET/meetup. Wohoo! I'll wearing a red and pink tank top. See ya there!

    April 11, 2014

  • Harley

    Awesome. I'll aim to get there at 6:30. I'll be by the trade-a-belay board too, wearing a bright orange shirt.

    April 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    crap guys i forgot i made plans with a roommate tonight; i think i am going to have to bail after all. sounds like a good group coming out tonight; hope I will get to meet some of you on a future outing.

    April 11, 2014

  • Eric C

    I'll be there around 6:45ish. I'll have a blue google shirt on.

    April 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It sounds like 6:30 works best for most people. I'll be by the trade-a-belay board around 6:30. I don't mind climbing with an odd number either.

    April 10, 2014

  • Katharina

    Sorry, was planning to but looks like I can't make it tomorrow… have fun!

    April 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd love to come out tomorrow as well if there's anyone looking for a top-rope partner. 6:30 would be about the right time for me as well.

    April 10, 2014

  • Eric C

    I'm interested, but may not be able to get there until 6:30 or 6:45.

    April 10, 2014

  • Harley

    I'd love to join you all, if you don't mind an odd number. I won't be able to get there until 6:30 though.

    April 10, 2014

  • Katharina

    I'll go if someone else signs up - also, I could go earlier, say between 6 and 6:30

    April 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd be down to go at 6.

      April 9, 2014

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