Maryland Outdoor Club
Wed, Mar 31 2004 - Intro to Rock Climbing Class (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Marc Durant
Participants:Marc Durant, Lisa Soule, Rebecca Frankenberger, Linda Werner, Maureen Wingfield, Vladimir Konstantinov, Stuart Marcin, Vincent Tsao, Amy Krupka, Ruth Corser

Write Up:
This trip writeup wouldn't be complete without a big round of applause for our Earth Treks climbing guides, Mike and Chris. Within minutes of 6:30 the class was well on its way to becoming experienced climbers. They started with putting on harnesses, then covered knot tying, belaying commands, safety checks, and finished with some simple climbing techniques. After a short rest break, the class took turns climbing and belaying on the many interesting walls in the Earth Treks teaching area.

Anyone interested in climbing more in the future has several options. The Earth Treks guides were excited at the idea of taking an MOC group climbing outdoors, so someone could arrange another trip through them. Also, anyone who goes to the gym and gets belay-certified can climb and meet people at the gym. Finally, there are enough people from the club that we may be able to get a special discount night at the gym.

See you on the rock!

--Marc Durant



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