Who Are We?

We are a diverse group of local climbers. Young and old, male and female, crag rat and alpinist, active and armchair types-We all enjoy climbing in its many varieties. We also share a common interest in promoting safe climbing, conserving the outdoor resource, developing new climbing skills, representing the DC Metro climbing community and having fun doing it! 

The Potomac Mountain Club, aka, is the Mountaineering Section of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, a non-profit corporation, devoted to responsible use of the outdoor resource.

What's New?


Want to get in on the action? Use the link below to join PATC-MS and get in on the the club outings, the club educational days and a ton of fun. 

  Join PATC-MS

PATC-MS Google Group

(aka "The Listserve")

By Laws Snapshot...


  1. To provide the opportunity for group enjoyment of mountaineering and related activities;
  2. To train interested people in mountaineering techniques;
  3. To provide public service through specialized mountaineering techniques;
  4. To foster the conduct of these activities in a safe manner.

What's Happening

Upcoming events

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 7:00 PM (EST) • 118 Park Street Southeast Vienna, VA 22180
Thursday, February 11, 2016 (EST) • Adirondacks, near ADK Cafe
Saturday, February 13, 2016 (EST) • White Mountains
Monday, February 29, 2016 (EST) • nowhere
Wednesday, March 02, 2016 (EST) • Stowe, Vermont

Recent forum updates

Thursday, January 09, 2014 11:30 AM • David Giacomin
Thursday, October 01, 2015 9:59 PM • Edith Han
Friday, August 28, 2015 8:58 AM • Christian Gutierrez
Thursday, July 30, 2015 3:42 PM • Mary Englehart
Thursday, July 23, 2015 9:15 AM • Ethan Atwood


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