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New Meeting: Outdoor Climbing (Top Roping) for Beginners

From: Jim M
Sent on: Tuesday, June 3, 2008 1:59 PM
Announcing a new meeting for The VA/MD/DC Rock Climber's Meetup Group!

What: Outdoor Climbing (Top Roping) for Beginners

When: Saturday, June 7, 1:00 PM

Meeting fee: USD30.00 per person

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: Anyone interested in experiencing outdoor rock climbing.

Why: Climbing is a great time outdoors, and fun exercise

Meeting Description: This event is designed for beginners to get the feel for outdoor rock climbing. We will be climbing beginner to intermediate climbs. Belay experience is not required but helpfull. Proper outdoor belay techniques will be demonstrated, and may differ slightly from gym techniques. Please plan about 5 - 6 hours for the day. Bring water and lunch or snacks. Please be on time or early, it is very difficult to meetup with the group after we have left the parking lot. Also please attend if you RSVP yes due to limited size. There is room for six people. First to pay receive the spots.

We will be meeting at 1pm.
1 - 1:30 - Find open climbing area
1:30 - 3 - Anchor setup / overview, basic outdoor safety techniques
3 - 5:30 - Open climbing
5:30 - 6:30 - take down and hike out of park

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
Harness
Shoes
1 locking carabiner

Optional but highly recommended
Helmet
extra locking carabiner
belay device (ATC, Gri-Gri)

Learn more here:
http://rockclimbing.meetup.com/62/calendar/8070092/

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