Category: Rock Climbing Winner: Andy Weinmann
Category: Journeys Winner: Edith Han
Category: Ice Winner: David Ciesla
Category: Club Colors Winner: Mike Dannhardt
Category: Alpine Winner: Piotr Andrzejczak


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

Saturday, November 03, 2018 8:00 AM • Seneca Rocks, WV
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 7:00 PM • PATC-HQ, Vienna, VA
Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:00 PM • North Conway, New Hampshire

Recent forum updates

Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:41 AM • Alisha Bretz
Monday, February 05, 2018 4:28 PM • Alisha Bretz
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 11:41 PM • Ben Garza
Sunday, June 11, 2017 6:27 PM • Deleted user
Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:56 AM • Luther Schaeffer
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