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?

Carderock Canal Steward Needed 

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.
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What's Happening

Upcoming events

Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:00 PM • North Conway, New Hampshire
Friday, January 18, 2019 8:00 AM • Keene New York
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:00 PM • 118 Park St., Vienna, VA
Saturday, February 02, 2019 8:30 AM • TBD, Local to the DC area, one field day
Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:00 PM • Adirondacks, near Elizabethtown

Recent forum updates

Sunday, November 11, 2018 10:26 PM • Mark Maier
Friday, November 09, 2018 12:28 PM • Bill Dudley
Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:41 AM • Deleted user
Monday, February 05, 2018 4:28 PM • Deleted user
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 11:41 PM • Ben Garza
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