New Meetup: Outdoor Climbing @ Great Falls this Sunday

From: Adam M.
Sent on: Thursday, June 3, 2010 12:04 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The VA/MD/DC Rock Climbers Meetup Group!

What: Outdoor Climbing @ Great Falls

When: Sunday, June 6,[masked]:00 AM

Where:
Great Falls National Park
Georgetown Pike and Old Dominion Drive
Great Falls, VA 22066

*IF* the weather cooperates, we're going to climb at Great Falls National Park in Virginia. (If you end up in Maryland because you blindly followed your GPS, I will laugh at you when you call me for directions.) Weather forecasts seem to always be wrong, so just call me Sunday morning to confirm if the trip is a go.

Meet in front of the McDonalds on North Moore St. across from the Rosslyn metro station at 9:15am or at the climber's sign-in board at the end of the first parking lot in the park at 10am. To get to this parking lot, you need to make a hairpin turn to the right about FIVE FEET past the entrance booth. If you miss it (or it's full), there's a second parking lot you can park in, but then you'll have to walk back to the first parking lot and the climber's sign-in board. GPS coordinates for the park entrance:[masked], -77.255. GPS coordinates for the climber's sign-in board:[masked], -77.253910. Or take a look at the attached image.

Please specify in your RSVP where you plan to meet so we know who to look for where.

Since the weather is iffy and there's a park admission fee, we're not going to charge for this event.

The Climbing
Great Falls has dozens if not hundreds of climbs. We'll figure out what to set up once everyone gets there.

Equipment & Experience
Required for everyone:
- Harness, shoes, belay device
- Helmet
- Lunch, snacks, 2+ liters of water (Great Falls is *HOT*)

Experience:
- You must know how to climb & top-rope belay (i.e. gym climbing)
- Outdoor climbing experience not required. This is a great "first time outdoors" trip.


Bring it if you've got it:
- Sunscreen & bug repellant
- Climbing rope
- Top-rope anchor setup (static lines, locking biners, etc)

Learn more here:
http://rockclimbing.meetup.com/62/calendar/13681125/

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