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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
The new 2020 board has taken the reins. Check out the new board. The 2020 trip schedule will be posted soon.
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!
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.
Join us this Thursday, Jan. 2, 7:00pm at the Courtside Grille for our first meeting of the New Year. We’ll kick things off at the meeting by announcing our new board members.
In lieu of a speaker this month, we’re just going to talk. Talk about ideas you have for the club. Ask questions about stuff you’ve been curious about. Talk about cool stuff you did last year, or cool stuff you want to do in 2020.
This will be an excellent opportunity for both new and old members to get acquainted, and to learn how you can participate more in the club and in climbing in general. Hope to see you all there!
This Saturday, Dec. 7 will be our December trip, and it’s time for some T-Wall magic! Running alongside the Tennessee River, the Tennessee Wall is some of the best sandstone cragging anywhere in the Southeast. Abundant trad climbs are available in every grade from 5.7 on up. The T-Wall is an excellent solar collector, making for a pleasant day even in cooler temperatures.
We’ll be meeting at the Marietta park and ride at 6:00am to carpool. Parking at the crag is limited, so carpooling is recommended. We aim to be at the trailhead around 8:00am for those wishing to meet us there.
The location for our November trip has been changed from Little River Canyon to Castle Rock, TN. Castle Rock has a better selection of moderates available and should make the trip accessible to more of our members. Although a few trad lines exist, Castle Rock is predominately sport climbing on beautiful southern sandstone.
The parking area and approach trail to Castle Rock are on private property. A few important rules must be followed.
- Dogs are not permitted.
- Read the signs in the parking area and be sure to text your vehicle information to Ms. Phillips.
- Everyone must be out before dark.
We’ll be leaving the Marietta park and ride at 6:00am this Saturday, Nov. 9 to carpool to the crag. We should get there around 8:00am Eastern time.
Join us on Thursday, November 7, 7:00pm at the Courtside Grille for our monthly meeting. Our presenter for this month will be Gene Whitehead. Gene is legally blind and will be speaking about his climbing history and the role climbing has played in his adjusting to vision loss.
We will also be discussing our upcoming trip to Castle Rock, and board elections for next year. Hope to see you there!