Peak Experiences is an indoor climbing gym in the vicinity of Richmond, VA. Unlike our local Triangle gyms, Peak Experiences has walls of up to 50 feet in height! With both top-roping and lead routes available (as well as bouldering) it offers a change of pace and longer pitches without the need to get out in the cold! We've made trips there before but it's been well over a year since the last one. Here's a link to their web site:
Under good conditions the drive can take less than three hours not counting any stops along the way. Here's a Google Maps link for directions from the Vertical Edge:
We'll meet at the Vertical Edge at 7:45am to consolidate for car-pooling and a departure by 8am. Assuming no major delays and allowing for a quick breakfast stop we should arrive between 11-11:30am (the gym opens at 10am.) I suggest we plan on a typical day-climbing-trip meal profile: Fast food biscuit breakfast on the road, snacks to carry us through the afternoon while we climb in the gym, and a nice sit-down meal to top it all off before we get back on the road to head home. Let's plan on climbing until about 5pm, dinner about 5:30-7pm, and we should be back to the VE by 11pm.
Presumably none of us are belay certified at Peak Experiences, so we'll need to get tested before we can climb. Note that we will not be giving any belay training at this event. If you've not climbed before, please make arrangements to pair up with an experienced climber who is attending or wait to join us at one of our regular events here in the Triangle. Once I have a head count I'll alert the gym in advance and also ask if we can get a group discount. Those who are willing to drive and take riders, please indicate so in your RSVP.
Don't forget to bring snacks - and your gear! :)