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Upcoming events for VA/MD/DC Rock Climbers Meetup Group

From: Adam M.
Sent on: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 10:39 AM
Hey everyone. I know it was snowing yesterday (for a few minutes at least) but climbing season is definitely here! Here's a run down of what's happening during the next month or so:

Got a membership at one local gym and want to check out the other without paying for a day pass? We're doing a guest pass swap! We'll be at Earth Treks in Rockville this Sunday, 3/11 and at Sportrock Alexandria next Sunday, 3/18. Both events will start at 3:30pm. Both gyms are Metro-accessible. For those interested, we'll go out to dinner at some restaurant nearby afterwards both nights.

http://www.meetup.com/rockclimbing-62/events/54454402/ - Earth Treks Rockville on 3/11
http://www.meetup.com/rockclimbing-62/events/55194362/ - Sportrock Alexandria on 3/18

Want to get outdoors?

The Potomac Mountain Club (AKA Mountaineering Section of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club) has its own Meetup group. On Saturday 3/17 they're doing a day of climbing at Seneca to honor Herb Conn who died recently at the age of 91. Herb Conn was icon of early climbing in the states, particularly at Seneca and Carderock in the mid-atlantic. Details at http://www.meetup.com/Potomac-Mountain-Club/events/53179582/

I'm organizing a day of outdoor climbing at Carderock on Saturday 3/24. Details at http://www.meetup.com/rockclimbing-62/events/55199322/

Want to learn to trad climb? The DC/MD/VA ADventure Meetup group is organizing a 2-day trad climbing course through Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides on April 14th & 15th. Cost is $260. Details at http://www.meetup.com/DCADVENTURES/events/54565732/

The Mid-Atlantic Climbers (MAC), a grass-roots organization dedicated to ensuring responsible climbing and access in Mid-Atlantic Region, is hosting its annual Rockfest event at Rocks State Park in Maryland on Saturday 4/21 & Sunday 4/22. Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/195940743841533/

Heard of another event in the area? Want to check out other local crags? Discuss on the message boards!

--Adam

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