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February Meeting

This month’s guest speaker is WeiMing Lam, he will be speaking and presenting a slide show of his successful summit of El Capitan via the nose in 2015. Check out our Facebook events page for more details.

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January Meeting

Welcome to the new year! This meeting we introduce your newly elected board members. If you have not already done so, it will be a good time to renew your membership. This month’s meeting is Tuesday, January 5th. Our speaker will be Mike “Huck” Huckeba, and he will be talking about the upcoming Float the Boat bouldering competion.  We will also be talking about the upcoming trip to Sandrock for Saturday, January 9th.  Hope to see you there.

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Club Trip to Leda on Nov 8th

There are some changes to this month’s trip plan due to weather conditions. Club’s November trip is going to be on Sunday, Nov 8 at Leda (Upper) in Tennessee.

About Leda: Leda is a sandstone cliff and there are variety of sports and trad routes out there. ~2.5 hours of drive, located not far from Chattanooga. Please note: There is $ 6 permit per person for using the climbing area.

 Weather: Nice weather with slight (10%) chance of rain. High of 60 F. Recommend you get a rain shell just in case.

 Where do we meet? 7:00 am at Marietta park and ride. Parking is limited, so it is recommended that we car pool. However, you can also meet the group directly Leda parking lot at 9:10 am ET. Below are the google maps links Marietta park and ride and the directions to Leda parking lot

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

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September Meeting

It’s time to wake up from that summer slumber, fall is approaching fast and our September meeting will be on Tuesday September 1rst.  As always it will be held at The Harp in Roswell at 7:00PM. The speaker will be Chris Watford to talk about CameraCorp, this is the camera system used at the Olympics and other events.  We will also be talking about the upcoming trip that will be moving to the following weekend on Sat the 12th and go over the details on the trail day on September 26th.  Hope to see you there.

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May Club Trip

Hello All!!

Club’s May trip is going to be on Saturday, May 9 at Leda in Tennessee.

About Leda: Leda is a sandstone cliff and there are variety of sports and trad routes out there. ~2.5 hours of drive, located not far from Chattanooga. Please note: There is $ 6 permit per person for using the climbing area.

Weather: Little hot but good for climbing. High of 90 F and low 68 F. Recommend you get enough water and sun block

Where do we meet? 7:00 am at Marietta park and ride. Parking is limited, so it is recommended that we car pool. However, you can also meet the group directly Leda parking lot at 9:30 am ET. Below are the google maps links Marietta park and ride and the directions to Leda parking lot

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April Climbing Trip

April is the time for the big spring trip (Yay!!) and this email is to help you plan your stay for the trip. This year we will be going to Looking Glass near Brevard, NC to climb on April 11th – 12th.. For those that haven’t gone on one of these trips, usually most people drive up Friday night and leave on Sunday after climbing. Club will also host Saturday night group dinner at one of camp grounds, more detailed on dinner will come later.

Looking glass trailhead:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Unnamed+Rd,+Pisgah+National+Forest,+Brevard,+NC+28712/@35.2914008,-82.7946032,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x8859a3b9d010fa4d:0x7586e249e46c094c

If you are planning to come to this overnight trip, then now is a good time to book a place for Friday and Saturday night (Obviously, you can join us on one of the days if a 2 day trip does not work for you).

Some options for overnight stay:

  1. Cabins / Chalets: There are plenty of cabins available for rent in and around Brevard – Just google “Cabins in Brevard NC”. Below is a link to a website that you can use to find cabins in Brevard, NC. Just make sure that you do not book something that is very far from the trailhead.

https://www.tripping.com/rentals?search-input=Brevard%2C+%20NC%2C+United+States&cam=439&rental-type=Cabin+Rentals&gclid=CjwKEAjwotmoBRCc6LWd2ZnkuBYSJACyt2quhWfBTOnEcP5jkbUlZ78_QEiczJTPrRx_xwJYZdzN3hoCNAfw_wcB

  1. Camping: Again, plenty of camping option near looking glass climbing area. There are couple of free primitive campsites near South side parking at looking glass that are available for free on a first come first serve basis. Paid campsites with more amenities are also available at the Davidson River campground.

If you need any help finding a place, have any questions or want to coordinate with anyone else for sharing a cabin / campsite then please feel free to email Bindal – shah.bindal@gmail.com.

We will share details on time / place to meet for climbing later as we get close to the trip day.

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Multi-pitch Clinic

The Atlanta Climbing Club would like to offer a clinic on Multi-pitch climbing April 19, 2015, Sunday, generously instructed by Scott Perkins who has donated his time in the past for the climb safe clinics.  The class will cover basic multi-pitch techniques and some basic self-rescue and will be held at Mt. Yonah climbing area near Cleveland, GA.  We are going to limit the class participation to 20 people, “first reply; first in” basis (good standing club member will take precedence over non-members).  There will be a $65 charge for this clinic required.  If you are interested or have further questions please e-mail directly to atlantaclimbingclub@gmail.com (do not hit reply). We will meet at Mt. Yonah parking lot (34.6372, -83.7141; http://www.mountainproject.com/v/mount-yonah/105941346) at 8:30am.

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Club Meeting Tuesday the 7th

Our Meeting for April is coming up and will be on April 7th at The Harp at 7:00pm. The speaker will be Scott Perkins, and he will be presenting “The Guiding Life”. He is going through the AMGA certification process, which is quite involved and will shed some light on it.

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March Club Trip Saturday

Hello All!!

Club’s March trip is going to be on Saturday, Mar 7 at Palisades park in Alabama.  About Palisades Park: The climbing area in a state park and there are variety of trad and top rope routes out there. ~2.5 a hours of drive, located not far from Birmingham. Please note: There is $ 5 permit per person for using the climbing area.  Park opens 9 am Central time and closes at 5 pm Central

Weather: Looks good for climbing. High of 58 F and low 30 F. Recommend you get some warm clothes that will come handy when you are belaying or just hanging out around the crag.

Where do we meet? 7:30 am at Thornton road park and ride off I20. Parking is limited, so it is recommended that we car pool. However, you can also meet the group directly near the palisades parking lot at 10 am ET. Below are the google maps links to both (first one is for park and ride and the second is for parking area / trail head)

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//33.7779915,-84.605301/@33.778812,-84.6070558,17z/data=!3m1!4b1

https://www.google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B057’36.9%22N+86%C2%B028’38.8%22W/@33.96025,-86.47743,760m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=en

If you want to contact the group on the day of the trip then please reach out to Bindal at (804) 833 3255 or Denmark at (404) 797 5479

For more information on Palisades park, how to get there and the routes, refer below:

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/palisades-park/105914427

http://www.blountcountypark.com/activities/rock-climbing/

Looking forward to see you all this Saturday!!

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