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
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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.

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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!

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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

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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

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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.

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2020 Club Climbing Trip Schedule

The 2020 Club Climbing Trip schedule has been posted. Use this link or Select Climbing Trips then Trip Schedule from the menu to check it out. The next trip is February 8th to Currahee Mtn GA which has Single pitch sport/trad.

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2020 ACC Board

The new 2020 board has taken the reins. Check out the new board. The 2020 trip schedule will be posted soon.

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2020 Dues

A happy New Year to all! Now that 2020 has arrived, it’s once again time for us to collect dues.

Prices are unchanged: $25 for an individual membership or $40 for a family. You can pay online by following the link below and then selecting either the “Individual” or “Family” link. Or if you’d rather, just bring cash to the Thursday meeting or the Sunday trip. We’ll take your money any way we can get it!

http://atlantaclimbingclub.org/about-2#dues

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January 2020 Trip

This Sunday, Jan. 5 will be our first trip of 2020. We had to move the trip back to Sunday due to the rain that will hit the region at the end of this week.

Our destination will be Sand Rock, AL. Providing a nice mix of sport, trad, top roping and bouldering at every difficulty level, the cliffs at Sand Rock have another very important attribute. They dry out very quickly after a rain!

We’ll be meeting at the Marietta park and ride at 6:30am Sunday morning to carpool to the crag. Entrance to the park is charged per-car, making carpooling an even better proposition.

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