January 2018 Trip Report

Snow at the base of the waterfall at T-Wall

Saturday we started off the New Year with a trip to Tennessee Wall just north of Chattanooga. Despite a high temperature forecast in the low 30’s that day, four brave souls met at the Marietta park and ride before dawn to begin the drive to Tennessee.  Chuck, Denmark, Jim and Tim were in attendance. When we arrived at the trailhead it was 21 degrees. Luckily we had a nice uphill approach hike to warm things up.

We found the warmest sections of rock we could find and got to the business at hand — climbing! Hands got a bit numb, but the skies were blue and the rock was getting warmer by the minute. We also had our secret weapon: the “alpine sunshine” (hot cocoa with bourbon).

Chuck serving up the alpine sunshine.

Tim starts up Cake Walk

After half an hour or so Gary arrived and joined the group, making us 5 in total. Slowly other groups of climbers started to appear as well, and the sunshine heated the rock to a comfortable temperature.


Gary leads In Pursuit of Excellence

We got a full day of climbing done before finally hiking down just before sunset. Our list of climbs.

  • Sanskrit
  • Dirt Bag
  • In Pursuit of Excellence
  • Finger Locking Good
  • Jay Walker
  • Digital Display
  • Puppy Ride
  • Razor Worm
  • Cake Walk

Jim following In Pursuit of Excellence

Chuck starts up Digital Display


Sharing beers and stories with some strangers we met in the parking lot.

Gary’s new rap album drops next Thursday.

Once back at the parking lot, we opened some frosty beverages and Gary became the inaugural recipient of the Sending Chain. What’s the Sending Chain, you ask? At the end of each day of climbing the club will award the Chain to whoever distinguishes themselves the most in that day’s climbing. You may distinguish yourself by being the most successful, or the least successful, or in some cases maybe both. Whatever the case, know that if you receive the chain… you earned it!

The sun set, and it got real cold real fast. So we headed to Mojo Burrito in Red Bank for some much needed nourishment. After a great dinner we all headed home to thaw out.

The whole gang

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January 2018 Trip

This month’s trip is to sunny Tennessee Wall in Chattanooga. T-Wall is one of the best traditional climbing locations in the Southeast and a great place to climb when it’s cold because the wall gets full sun all day. Weather looks like it will be chilly Saturday with temperatures in the mid 30’s, so bundle up!

T-Wall is a (mostly) traditional climbing area with hundreds of routes including some easier routes for new leaders to practice their skills on. For non-leaders they can top rope what others put up.

Where are we meeting?

We will be meeting at the Marietta park and ride at 7:00 am which will put us at the parking lot around 9:00 am if you would prefer to meet us there.

Marietta Park and Ride: https://goo.gl/maps/EM2xwF8yNf42

More info: https://www.mountainproject.com/area/105851828/the-tennessee-wall

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September Club Meeting

Septembers Club Meeting is on Tuesday, September 12 at 7 P.M. at the Harp Irish Pub in Roswell.

Meeting Ageda:
The club’s presentation for this meeting will be “What I climbed this summer”. We invite you to speak with us about a climb you did over the summer. It doesn’t have to be a big climb or a difficult climb, just something fun that you’re psyched to share with the club (even if you only made it three pitches up or did bunch of sports climb, cause sometimes those make the best stories). It you have a story let us know by commenting on this event or shooting an email to atlantaclimbingclub@gmail.com

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June Climbing Trip

Hellow All — Our June climbing trip is on Saturday, June 10. We climb either at Foster Falls or Denny Cove. More details to follow.

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June Club Meeting / Swap Meet

Meeting Ageda:
1. Drink Beer
2. Climbing Swap Meet – Bring climbing related items/gear that you want to trade/sell. One climbers extra piece of gear could be just the piece that you need for your rack! Buy, sell or trade it should be fun so look though your gear and bring the stuff that has been gathering to much dust on it.
3. Talk about the June Club Trip

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February Trip

Come join us Saturday, February 18 for a day of cragging at Leda, TN. See the Facebook Events page for details.

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February Meeting

Come join us Tuesday, February 7th at Harp Irish Pub in Roswell. The program will be Route Name Charades, so get out those old guide books and brush up on you charades skills!

See the Facebook Event page for details.

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01-14-2017 Rescheduled January climbing trip to Griffin Falls, AL.

This Saturday (1/14) is our rescheduled January climbing trip to Griffin Falls, AL.

Griffin Falls is located near Collinsville, AL and is about 2 and a half hours from Atlanta.

The weather was calling for rain but currently the forecast looks pretty good and is calling for cloudy with temperatures in the mid 60s.

If we get closer to Saturday and it looks like it may rain we will move the trip to Sunday, so keep an eye out for another email.

About Griffin Falls. Griffin Falls is a small sandstone cliff in northeast Alabama. It is best know for its waterfall, but there are also several 5.10 and up sport routes

and easier trad routes for climbing. The crag is on private land but the land owner allows climbers to use the land. More information can be found here:

http://www.seclimbers.org/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=47.

We will meet at the Marietta Park & Ride at 7:15 am EST or you can meet us at the Griffin Falls parking lot at 9:30 am EST. Please carpool if possible because Griffin Falls has a small parking lot.

Marietta Park and Ride:

http://maps.google.com/?q=33.941016%2C-84.527773+28Marietta+Park+and+Ride%29

Please RSVP on the club Facebook page if you plan on going.

https://www.facebook.com/events/315800635481394/

Mountain Project page for Griffin Falls:

https://www.mountainproject.com/v/griffin-falls/105923472

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November Meeting

Come join us Tuesday, November 1st at Harp Irish Pub. Jason Plemmons is the speaker for this meeting and he will talk about the SCC (Southeastern Climbing Coalition).

We will also talk about elections for the ACC board for next year. We encourage everyone interested to get involved with the club board. If anyone is interested and would like to nominate themselves for a position in the board then send us an email with your nomination.

Come join us at the club meeting!

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October Meeting

Join us Tuesday, October 4th at Harp Irish Pub in Roswell. Our October presentation will be given by Patrick Rollins.  He is an instructor with Randall’s Adventure Training empathizing survival in the outdoors.

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