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Interested in adventure programs? We go rappelling, hiking, rock climbing, camping, kayaking, bouldering! If you need to improve or maybe learn map and compass skills try one of the classes. We also do things like AirSoft/Paintball battle drills. The big event is a July SERE course. Plus, business networking happens almost every meet up. All skills levels are welcome. I started this group to meet other outdoor enthusiasts, support Vets and future service members. So if you are looking forward to exploring the PA outdoors and even some spots in MD & WV go for an adventure.

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Rappelling at Schaeffer Rock

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START TIME- 1:00 pm. ENDING around 3:00 pm. Let's Meet Up at Old Forge Picnic Area at 8006 Old Forge Rd, Waynesboro, PA 17268 Landmarks just north of Shaffer Rock in the AO- Chimney Rock (west side) of Old Forge Road and Waynesboro Dam (east side) First, we'll discuss the risks during the safety briefing and sign the release form. Then you'll review and inspect equipment needed for the adventure. Next, it's a short drive and hike to the cliffs. Then the swiss seat class, belay and safety training. Next, is the step by step instruction for basic rappelling, belay training, and falling rock drills. Time for rappelling. Then its a hike back and equipment turn in. RAPPELLING INSPECTION SOP- SECURE LONG HAIR UNDER KEVLAR HELMET or HAT Bring water, snacks, bug spray, and wear a hat too. First Time Cost $20.00 Completed a rappelling event & trained $10.00 Call 717 AAA-COOL[masked] as needed. Shaffer Rock Trail off Swift Run Road, South Mountain, PA South of Swift Run Road & North of Hermitage Cabin Potomac Appalachian Trail Club's Website. N -[masked] W -[masked] From route 30, take route 233 south running through Caledonia State Park to South Mountain Restoration Center and (go left on SOUTH MOUNTAIN ROAD) go through the SMRC until Old Forge Road is on your right. [Landmarks just north of Shaffer Rock in the AO- Chimney Rock (west side of Old Forge Road and Waynesboro Dam (east side)] Take this several miles to after the AT crosses the road you will see Swift Run Road (dirt road) on your right. Take this up hill for a short period till there is a large pull off on a sharp left turn. Follow the blue blazes for 20 to 30 yards and break left to the ledge of the main face. If one continues on the blue blazes you will skirt the rocks around the right side and come to the Hermitage Cabin. Up from the cabin to your left is the corner of the main face.

Rappelling at Ohiopyle- $20.00

Ohiopyle State Park

Rappelling at Ohioplyle State Park

Rappelling at Boxcar Rocks & Bridges! Beginners, Experienced & Kids- OK

Twin Grove RV Resort & Cottages

Meet up outside the Twin Grove Camp Store 1445 Suedberg Road, Pine Grove, PA. We'll do the safety brief, falling rock drill, belay training, turn in the signed release form and pay. I'll explain driving directions and parking instructions to the cliffs. Then we'll drive to the cliffs and park. The parking lot area is rough stone and very uneven. If you have low clearance it may be better to park along the road or just beyond on a small lot to the left (northwest)... After we arrive at BOXCAR we'll issue and inspect the equipment, conduct verbal command instruction, a swiss seat class, and observe rappelling and practice for emergency actions. Next is the low cliff rappelling phase 3X; then the CAVE 2X and after that the BIG 100' cliff 1X. Then its off to the bridge training site. That's it for today and all for $25.00 first time BRAVES ONES and guests. Completed an adventure event its only $15.00 since you are trained and ready to go! Hey, print the release form from this site found in the pages / discussion tab or under this section. Read it, print it and sign it then. . . please bring it along to save a little time. Just in case bring extra keep warm clothes. An extra pair of foot wear-boots/shoes and dry socks. Plus bring BUG SPRAY, water, snacks, TP, sunblock, sunglasses/eye protection and wear a hat too. Adventure Program Statement of Risk Understanding, Assumption and Liability Release. I agree to the following waiver and release for 99 years. 1. I understand adventure programs may result in my injury or death. Events are physically and emotionally demanding. Rescue may take more than 24 hours since activities are conducted in rugged terrain far from professional medical services. All medical and rescue costs are my responsibility. I may be exposed to real risks from equipment failure, falls, rock fall, avalanches, lightning, water crossings, hypothermia, cold weather related injuries, bites, stings, poor belay actions, and accidents or actions caused by others in the group or strangers not part of the group and accidents during travel to and from the activity site. The risks listed above are not inclusive of all possible risks inherent to adventure programs and I agree that the above list in no way limits the extent or reach of this waiver/release. 2. I agree to assume all risk of personal injury including paralysis and death. While I am going to and from the outing location and while engaged in adventure activities. I agree that I will not engage in any activity unless I have considered it carefully, believe it to be safe, and accept responsibility for all related risks. I will correctly belay for others and understand others may belay for me. Plus I understand poor belay actions from a member of the group may fail to save my life or prevent injury. I acknowledge that my safety is my personal responsibility and depends on my use of good judgment. I understand,I can reduce risks by paying attention to the environment, to my physical and emotional state, the condition of all safety related clothing equipment, and by participating only in those activities that are well within my mental and physical capabilities. I acknowledge that I have been encouraged to develop a questioning attitude and ask program leaders to explain any activity or course of action, or decision with which I feel uncomfortable. I will follow safe weapon use practices and comply with all laws. 3. I acknowledge, I am in very good health and have no physical limitations, which affect my ability to safely participate in this outing. I understand the importance of obtaining sufficient medical and accident insurance before participating in this outing. I have disclosed ALL medications and significant allergic conditions to the event leader. I am in possession of my life saving medications and told group members about any special medical information they may need to know. I understand the Meet Up Organizer and group members shall assume no responsibility or liability for me for accident, illness, loss, or damage to personal property resulting from participation in this adventure program. I permit photo/video images and Science Education Research. 4. BY MY SIGNATURE BELOW I WARRANT THAT: I am at least 18 years of age, and otherwise legally competent to sign this agreement; Have read the above statements and understand their provisions; understand the risks associated with participation in this adventure program; assume full responsibility for the consequences of choosing to participate in this program; I hereby knowingly and intentionally release and hold harmless the Meet Up Organizer and group members from any and all claims, demands, injuries, actions (including third party claims) and damage of any kind and nature whatsoever which arise out of or in connection with participating in this outing, regardless such claims are based upon negligence or other grounds. SIGNED: ________________________________________­___ DATE: ______________ Print name neatly: _____________________________ Emergency phone number:__ PARENT SIGNATURE FOR INDIVIDUALS UNDER AGE 18 SIGNED: __________________________________________DATE: ____________ Name (Please Print Neatly):______________________________ SIGNED: ________________________ DATE: ______________ PRINT NAME: _______________________ EMAIL: __________

Introduction to Rappelling at Money Rock County Park

Money Rocks Main Parking Lot

First we'll discuss the risks, review the release form & hike to the cliffs. Outer layers must tuck into your belted jeans, pants, leggings. All equipment is provided but bring water, snacks, bug spray, & wear a hat. We’ll discuss the science behind the event, safety, belay commands, & develop an emergency plan. Then do a knot tying class, swiss seat class, basic rappelling instruction, belay training, & falling rock drills. You’ll observe a group member rappel. When you feel ready it’s your turn for the adventure: rappelling 3X - 7X. After training, it’s a hike back & equipment return. First Time- $20.00 Trained- $10.00 SOP- HAIR UP & SECURE UNDER A HAT/HELMET Adventure Program Liability Release. 1. Adventure programs may result in my injury or death. All medical & rescue costs are my responsibility. I may be exposed to real risks from equipment failure, falls, rock fall, avalanches, lightning, water crossings, cold related injuries, bites, stings, poor belay actions, & accidents or actions caused by others in the group or strangers not part of the group & accidents during travel to & from the activity site. I agree that the above list in no way limits the extent or reach of this waiver/release. 2. I agree to assume all risk of personal injury including paralysis & death. I agree that I will not engage in any activity unless I have considered it carefully & accept responsibility for all related risks. I will correctly belay for others. I understand poor belay actions from a member of the group may fail to save my life or prevent injury. I acknowledge that my safety is my personal responsibility & depends on my use of good judgment. I understand, I can reduce risks by paying attention to the environment, to my physical & emotional state, the condition of all safety related clothing, equipment, & by participating only in those activities that are well within my mental & physical capabilities. I acknowledge that I have been encouraged to develop a questioning attitude & ask program leaders to explain any activity or course of action, or decision with which I feel uncomfortable. I will follow safe weapon use practices & comply with all laws. 3. I am in very good health & have no physical limitations, which affect my ability to safely participate in this outing. I understand the importance of obtaining sufficient medical & accident insurance before participating in this outing. I have disclosed ALL medications & significant allergic conditions to the event leader. I am in possession of my life saving medications & told group members about any special medical information they may need to know. I understand the Meet Up Organizer & group members shall assume no responsibility or liability for me for accident, illness, loss, or damage to personal property resulting from participation in this adventure program. I permit photo/video images & Science Education Research. 4. BY MY SIGNATURE BELOW I WARRANT THAT: I am at least 18 years of age, & otherwise legally competent to sign this agreement; Have read the above statements & understand their provisions; understand the risks associated with participation in this adventure program; assume full responsibility for the consequences of choosing to participate in this program; I hereby knowingly & intentionally release & hold harmless the Meet Up Organizer & group members from any & all claims, demands, injuries, actions (including third party claims) & damage of any kind & nature whatsoever which arise out of or in connection with participating in this outing, regardless such claims are based upon negligence or other grounds. SIGNED: ________________________________________ DATE: _____________________ Print name neatly: _____________________________ Emergency phone number: PARENT SIGNATURE FOR INDIVIDUALS UNDER AGE 18 SIGNED: _____________________________________­___ DATE: _____________________ Print name neatly: _____________________________ Emergency phone number:

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