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Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing for Newbies
The event is open to all ages an is designed for those who have zero experience in rock climbing but have always wanted to give it a try. If you have ever wondered what outdoor rock climbing is all about this is a great opportunity for you to give it a try...You will be hooked on a new activity. The DC Wild Outdoor Adventurers members will be there to help, we fit you in a harness, get you a pair of climbing shoes, and teach you all you need to know to get you started in this trilling sport. The clinic itself teaches novice climbers the basic skills necessary to safely rock climb and scale rock walls with confidence. Specific items covered in the class: knot craft, harness wear and adjustment, belaying, climbing techniques, and climbing safety. Participants will spend the remainder of the class practicing the skills and climbing. DATE/TIME: 9:00AM-2:00PM. Meet at Carderock (MD-side). Be on time, you may wont find us as soon we move from the parking lot. The clinic will start promptly at 9:00am and last until about 2:00pm. IMPORTANT: If weather is adverse to our purposes (rain) event will be reschedule to the next available Sunday. WHAT TO BRING: We are climbing through lunch time, so make sure you bring plenty of water, snacks, and lunch to keep you going, bug spry maybe necessary. WHAT TO WEAR: Bring a jacket, gloves and a warm hat just in case still a bit cold. COST: $30.00 (includes instruction, equipment) Click here to RSVP: EQUIPMENT: All equipment (Helmets, harness, climbing shoes, ropes, etc.) will be provided. IMPORTANT: If you wear shoes sizes 12 and up please let me know in advance so I do bring those. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Where to meet-up us: GPS coordinates:[masked], [masked] Google map departing Bethesda Metro: DIRECTIONS: Please note we will be meeting on the Maryland side of the park. From I-495, Take exit #41 to the Clara Barton Parkway, on the MD side of the Potomac River near Cabin John, follow the Parkway North to the first exit Carderock Recreation Area, at the top of the ramp turn left across the Parkway, right to go under the canal, stay right to the last parking lot. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Climbing is a dangerous sport and serious injury may and can happen You are solely and completely responsible for choosing outings and activities that are within your physical and medical ability level, for taking proper clothing, provisions, and equipment along on outings to provide for your personal comfort and for making appropriate decisions to ensure your very own safety. By reserving and or participating in any of our activities you have agree to all the term stated on our Liability waiver

Billy Goat Trail C - North Parking Lot

Carderock · Potomac, MD


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