Top Anchor Building Clinic at Carderock First Wednesdays

  • Wednesday, June 02, 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Carderock Recreation Area, Billy Goat Trail C trail head
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  • All climbers welcome, members or not.

Registration is closed

Are you new to outdoor climbing and looking for an introduction to safe anchor building?

Or want a refresher before your next trip?

Rick Dotson and Brian Florence will hold a clinic on top-rope anchor building at the June Carderock First Wednesday. They'll explain the framework for building safe top-rope anchors and several examples -- as well as some things to avoid.

The clinic will meet at the bulletin board located at the trail end near the top of the cliff

No outdoor climbing experience is necessary, but you should be proficient in belaying.

In keeping with social distancing guidelines, we are capping total attendance for the clinic at 6. 

What: The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club Mountaineering Section (PATC-MS) will host social top rope climbing and training for outdoor skills every first Wednesday of every month at Carderock as local guidance allows. This continues our historic Carderock First Wednesdays. 

Bring: Please bring your own climbing shoes, harness, and belay device.  The club will provide a few ropes, but bring your top rope setup if you have one.

Please also bring a mask and hand sanitizer, and plan to wear a mask when not climbing.

Climbing is a dangerous sport and serious injury may occur.  By participating in this trip you assume all risk of responsibility for your own safety.

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