What we're about

Welcome to the Denver Social Climb ("DSC") meetup! Also check out our group facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/denversocialclimb/).

We're a group for all levels of climbers, from the person who has never climbed before to the sponsored pro looking for belayers, and we regularly have outdoor and indoor events for these different levels of climbers. We abide by our motto, which is also a famous climbing quote, that: "the best climber is always the one having the most fun climbing safely."

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Our pure beginner events (clearly marked as beginner events) start with a quick intro so you can get belay certified in the indoor gym (very easy 5 minute test) and learn how to climb safely. We may then have a few beginner outdoor events during the warmer months. The more advanced events frequently involve a variety of sport and trad outdoor climbing in one of the many climbing destinations around the area, but may extend to weekend camping/climbing trips. There's something for everyone, no matter what your skill level!

For reference, it's assumed when climbing indoors that you either rented shoes, harness, and belay device from the main desk, or have your own. For outdoor events you must have your own shoes, harness, and belay device (and we strongly recommend a helmet) while other outdoor climbing gear will be negotiated on a per event basis with the event organizer (ropes, draws, etc. are often shared).

Come to some events, meet some great people, and have an amazing time!

The meetup members of the DSC are a great mix. Most members are in the age range of mid 20s to 50s, but we welcome all adults! Although most events are geared for beginner and intermediate climbers, we have active members with abilities from 5.5 to 5.13!

Our Missions:

1. Connect climbers to share resources and maximize their climbing experience.

2. Introduce climbing to new prospective climbers, stressing safety and fun.

3. Foster a climbing related social club that spans all age groups and abilities, is inclusive to everyone, and creates life long friendships in the Colorado Front Range community.

4. Mobilize climbers to protect climbing access and the environment.

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Disclaimer: Rock climbing is an inherently dangerous sport and though we take every precaution, injury is always a possibility. If you don't know what's safe, we'll do our best to have enough more experienced participants to have safe events, but in the end it's up to you to practice safe climbing, we take no responsibility. Your Safety is Your Personal Responsibility.

By joining this meeting and participating in events (even if you are not a member, have not officially signed up, or come as a guest of a member), you agree to not hold any event organizers or this meetup group liable for any accidents causing injury or death. Also, all gym and outdoor meetups serve as is a way for people to meet. The organizers and members are not responsible for your safety. We are not a guide service and any instruction you receive, climbing activities, and your and your friends presence at the outdoor crags is solely YOUR assumed risk. Also, follow the gym rules and pay attention to the waiver you sign.

Also, all attendees must be 18 or older unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Not all events are kid friendly, so ask the particular event organizer before you bring your kids. Also, be aware that climbing, camping, beer, crazy campfire stories always go well together, so if bringing your kids camping, come with an open mind to avoid being offended. Also, the drinking age is still 21.

Safety Tips:

Wear your helmet at the crag, even when you are not climbing to protect yourself from rock fall. Always check knots, harnesses, belay devices, lockers, gear, and anchor setups. If you don't know, ask someone at your own risk. Event Organizers (although seasoned climbers) have no professionally certified and insured training and consider every event as "climbing with your friends." If in doubt, hire a professional guide, take the lead climbing class at the gym, and/or read about safety techniques to increase your safety knowledge.

Emails:

We are a very active group and therefore you will receive a lot of emails from us. I highly recommend creating a Meetup Filter in your inbox to help with organization! Alternatively you can easily modify your email preferences for this group to limit the emails.

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Upcoming events (4+)

Movement Baker Tuesday Evening Climbing

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We'll meet at the tables by the stairs at 6:00pm. It's easier to find us if you are on time as we'll be scattered into small groups after about 6:10. There is a wide range of climbers who participate with Denver Social Climbing, and we often have people from beginners through advanced lead climbers on any given night. Weeknights have generally been quite busy, so if you really want to lead climb, bring your own rope to avoid waiting for a lead rope. It needs to be at least 40m and 9.2mm.

This meetup is for meeting partners to climb with and is not a beginner class on belaying. If this is your first time rope climbing ever, you will need to take the belay class at the gym. Details are here: https://movementgyms.com/first-visit/
If you are a climber already but have not been to a movement location, you will need to pass the belay test.

Membership and passes information can be found here: https://movementgyms.com/memberships-passes/

Rental equipment? Yes the gym rents gear. You'll need to call to find out how much as it isn't on their website.

We'll grab food and/or drinks somewhere nearby when we're done.

Earth Treks Golden: WednesDAY 5:30 fun climbing 2021,

Needs a location

Restarting post-covid...
We are a bunch of climbing friends, some of us newly moved to Colorado, others been around for a long, long time! We have great fun together and would love for you to join us!

Meet us on the benches near the cubbies at 5:30 on Wednesdays.
Do sign up so we know to look for you!

Let's partner up and climb!

All climbers welcome! but make sure to take your belay test before you get on the wall, and if you are going to lead take that test too. We have a broad range of climbers from beginners to seasoned.

Lead climbers, top rope, just beginning, old dirtbags alike! Come have fun and meet some great folks.

Respect your belayer, be safe for your lead climber, don't take any unnecessary risks, and leave the stuff in your pockets in your backpack. Thanks!

Movement Englewood: Thursday @ 6pm

Needs a location

We'll meet at 6 pm at the long table near the bathrooms in Englewood. It's easier to find us if you are on time as we'll be scattered into small groups after about 6:10 There is a wide range of climbers who participate with Denver Social Climbing, and we often have people from beginners through advanced lead climbers on any given night. Weeknights have generally been quite busy, so if you really want to lead climb, bring your own rope to avoid waiting for a lead rope. It needs to be at least 40m and 9.2mm.

This meetup is for meeting partners to climb with and is not a beginner class on belaying. If this is your first time rope climbing ever, you will need to take the belay class at the gym. Details are here: https://movementgyms.com/first-visit/
If you are a climber already but have not been to a movement location, you will need to pass the belay test.

Membership and passes information can be found here: https://movementgyms.com/memberships-passes/

Rental equipment? Yes the gym rents gear. You'll need to call to find out how much as it isn't on their website.

We'll grab food and/or drinks somewhere nearby when we're done.

Morning in Boulder Canyon

Needs a location

Looking to get some routes in the weekend of the 4th. Haven't decided on the crag yet, so open to suggestions, but leaning towards The Bihedral (Upper Tier).

All experience is welcomed, as long as you have all the gear (harness + shoes + helmet), and know how to at least top rope belay.

I have stuff to build some anchors if people wanted to top rope routes, but I only have one rope so please bring your rope too if you have it.

If you RSVP, please comment the grade you climb below so I can pick an area that will suit everyone.

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Climb Earth Treks Golden Sunday morning 9:00 am

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