April 2nd ACC Meeting is postponed. April’s Climbing Trip is cancelled

Due to COVID19, the April 2nd ACC Meeting is postponed and the April Climbing Trip is cancelled. 

Please read all three items below.

  1. The April ACC Meeting has been postponed until further notice
    • Our April Meeting was to be a recruitment night at Stone Summit Atlanta on April 2nd.   Most of you have probably seen today’s Stone Summit announcement that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Stone Summit gyms will remain temporarily closed until further notice. 
    • We will continue to watch Stone Summit’s status.  If they re-open in April, we will attempt to re-schedule our April meeting there.
  2. The April Climbing trip is cancelled.
    • It is unlikely the COVID19 situation will improve enough for us to hold our trip in early April, so we are canceling the trip.
  3. We need a replacement Treasurer to replace Denmark. 
    • Denmark plans to move to Las Cruces, New Mexico in late April.  He will be greatly missed.
    • Yes, we would like to hold a farewell event – pending the COVID19 situation.
    • We need a replacement Treasurer to complete the 2020 term.  If you are willing to serve, please email: atlantaclimbingclub@gmail.com.
Posted in Events, Meetings, Trips | Leave a comment

March trip to Foster Falls as good as it gets

The club’s March trip to Foster Falls was about as good as it gets. Mother Nature gave us a much appreciated break from the rain. With abundant sunshine and warm temps, many folks were in short sleeves by noon. Those conditions created excellent traction on the rock and we quickly had several ropes set up.

The group was almost evenly split between veteran and new members. At least 1 climber had their first experience on real rock and some others were testing lead skills. With ample encouragement and beta being sprayed about, all were willing to push themselves. As a bonus, the falls were putting on a thunderous display for all to enjoy.

 Afterwards we gathered in the parking lot to share kudos and stories amongst ourselves and with a friendly park ranger who stopped by. Even the stare of the creepy doll mounted atop a nearby truck couldn’t dampen our enthusiasm. As the sun and temperature began to drop, some headed home while the rest of us made our way to Chattanooga for dinner. Thanks to all for a safe and fun event, we look forward to seeing you next month! Some of the routes we did:

  • Saturated 5.8
  • Supersaturated 5.10d
  • Unnamed 5.8 trad
  • Mammy 5.9
  • Unnamed 5.easy trad
  • Atrophy 5.10b/c
  • Narcissism 5.10b
  • Dihedral 5.9
  • Ankles Away 5.9
  • Milk Duds 5.8
  • Something’s Always Wrong 5.10d
  • Standing Room Only 5.11a
Posted in Trip Reports, Trips | Leave a comment

March Climbing Trip to Foster Falls this Sat Mar 7th.

The weather is looking good for our March Climbing Trip to Foster Falls this weekend.  Foster Falls is about 2.15hrs from Atlanta near Jasper, TN.  The area offers up a great selection of routes including many moderate ones. This is a sport climbing haven.   Restrooms are available in the parking lot.

Weather: 55°  Sunny

Time: Saturday March 7th at 7 am to carpool or @ 9:30 ET at Foster Falls.

Carpool: Marietta park/ride 800 S. Marietta Pkwy Marietta, GA . Exit 263 I75

Foster Falls Recreation Area: 498 Foster Falls Rd Sequatchie, TN 37374

Take I75N to Chattanooga, then I24W. head west on I-24 past Nickajack Lake and get off at exit 155 (about 20 miles). Head north following the signs to the town of Jasper. Passing through the town, follow the signs for TN150/US41 north toward Tracy City. as you continue on TN150 The entrance to Foster Falls is on the left

Route Info: https://www.mountainproject.com/area/105883248/foster-falls

If you are planning to join the trip RSVP as “Going” or “Interested” if you are simply interested in the trip

Preferably RSVP on FB. This would be a great help in promoting participation, or RSVP to the club email on this trip. Our FB: https://www.facebook.com/atlantaclimbingclub/

Take cool photos: If you go on the trip, take some nice photos and put them on the club’s facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you!

Posted in General, Trips | Leave a comment

ACC Thursday March 5th meeting at Monday Night Brewing

The March meeting is this Thursday, March 5th. We will be doing Trivia night at Monday Night Brewing.(https://mondaynightbrewing.com/visit/west-midtown/)
Join us for an evening of climbing fellowship, fun, and great beer.

The Address is:   670 Trabert Ave NW  Atlanta, GA  30318

The weather is looking good for our March Climbing Trip to Foster Falls this weekend.  Foster Falls is about 2.15hrs from Atlanta near Jasper, TN.  The area offers up a great selection of routes including many moderate ones. This is a sport climbing haven.  Further details to come.  

Help us spread the word about the club: We would like more cool people (like us!!) who want to climb outdoors to join us for the trips and club meetings.

Climb On!

“If every climber helped on one trail day or clean up per year, our work would be done.” Atlanta Climbing Club — doing our part to access the rock.

Posted in Meetings | Leave a comment

February Climbing Trip Report

On Sunday we were finally able to have the February club trip to Currahee Mountain. 7 folks were at the carpool, with another 5 (plus 2 crag dogs) joining us at the mountain.  The road up to the top was bumpy but not a problem. The regular old-timers were outnumbered a bit by new members, and after introductions we quickly set to climbing. Few folks jumped right in on a 10a, while the rest of us eased in with some 5.6s. After about an hour an unexpected light rain shower caught 4 climbers on the wall; instantly raising the grade by at least 1. Thankfully it passed quickly and the temperature stayed warm enough. Despite the clouds, the views were still pretty. Even with a relaxed pace we were able to get in a full day of climbing in both the Slab Area and Brick Wall sections. Around 4 we started up towards the cars to hang out and go over our collective exploits. A couple of local climbers met us in the parking lot and joined the group for dinner in beautiful downtown Clarkesville. Thanks to all attendees for making this another fun and safe trip!

Some of climbs we did:

  • By Gully 5.6
  • All I Wanted Was a Pepsi  5.6
  • Mikey’s Mantle  10a
  • Deprived Child 5.6 pg-13/5.10a
  • Rip Chord
  • Sneaky Snake
  • Fun Size 10a
  • Pigs on the Wing
Posted in General, Trip Reports | Leave a comment

ACC Feb Trip Rescheduled for Sunday Feb 16

Let’s try this again. Due to last weekend’s wacky weather the February trip will be Sunday Feb 16th.  Sunday’s weather is partly sunny with a high of 55deg.

Note: meet time is 30 min later in the hope it will be a bit warmer when we get to the crag.

The February club trip will be to Currahee Mtn near Toccoa, GA. The area consists of mostly slabby friction climbs on good granite.  Predominately sport routes with a few trad are on offer ranging from 5.6 to 5.13.
 We will go in from the top if the road is still in good shape.Otherwise use the climber’s lot. This is a good winter area, especially if the sun is shining.
 Note: There are no bathrooms or water on site.

Posted in Trips | Leave a comment

February 9th ACC climbing trip is cancelled

Tomorrow’s climbing club trip has been cancelled. 

Due to the unexpected amount of snow/sleet, it looks like the roads will be icy tomorrow morning. It is also very likely the rock will be wet. 

Be safe, enjoy the gym if you can, and we hope to see you next trip.

Climb On!

Posted in Trips | Leave a comment

ACC February Trip now Sunday 2/9

Note: Due to the chance of inclement weather on Saturday the club trip has been moved to Sunday Feb 9th.  Sunday’s weather is sunny with a high of 58 deg. All other details are the same, see below.

The February club trip will be to Currahee Mtn near Toccoa, GA. The area consists of mostly slabby friction climbs on good granite.  Predominately sport routes with a few trad are on offer ranging from 5.6 to 5.13.

We will go in from the top if the road is still in good shape.  Otherwise use the climber’s lot. This is a good winter area, especially if the sun is shining.

Note: There are no bathrooms or water on site.

Date: Sunday Feb  9, 2020
Meeting time: 7am @ carpool, 8:30 @ Currahee Mtn

Carpool Location: Indian Trail park/ride 1560 Indian trail Lilburn Rd NE, Norcross.Exit 101 off I85
Event location:  https://www.google.com/maps/place/34%C2%B031’44.1%22N+83%C2%B022’34.0%22W/@34.5284305,-83.3739868,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d34.528922!4d-83.376113

Posted in Trips | Leave a comment

Club Meeting February 6th

Join us on Thursday, February 6th, 7:00pm at the Courtside Grille for our monthly meeting. Our presenter will be Bob Cormany and some of the other climbers who established climbing at Boatrock.
We will also be discussing our participation in the Boatrock Competition Feb 22nd, and our upcoming trip to Currahee Mtn GA on Sat. Feb 8th.
Hope to see you there!

Interested in meeting a new climber?
Zike Lee is visiting Atlanta from Vancouver March 23-31, 2020. He is looking to climb trad / sport / bounding on all those days.    He will only have shoes and harness; no car- but happy to pitch in for gas.  He can lead 11s in sport, and 10s in trad.  Check the ACC Google group or contact him directly at zqdummy@gmail.com

Posted in Meetings | Leave a comment

January 2020 Trip Report: Sand Rock, AL

We kicked off the new climbing year with a trip to Sand Rock in AL. It was a cold morning, but thanks to the area’s ability to dry out quickly we didn’t have to deal with wet rock.

There were 15 participants with about an even number of new and veteran members. Both the temperature and climbers had soon warmed up allowing us to get in a full day of climbing.

To accommodate the wide span of climbing abilities on hand a few different areas of the park were visited including Holiday Block, Pinnacle, Sun Wall and the Kurt Russel Wall. Ranging from 5.6-5.10, there were a wide variety of routes tackled. Knob Wall, Loosey Goosey, Cinco de Mayo, Pigs and Zen and White Gold just to name a few.

At least one beginner trad leader tried her new skills out and some other folks were just getting used to real rock rather than plastic.

Everyone gathered in the parking lot afterwards to share the day’s experiences, with some continuing on to the traditional post trip dinner. Overall a very good way to start
a new year of climbing.

Join us at Currrahee Mtn in N.E. GA for next month’s trip.

Posted in General, Trip Reports | Leave a comment