Scott Perkins is offering a discount to Club members for the 2018 Climb Safe Clinic. He is giving a $10 discount for the clinic, and waiving the $20 camping/dinner fee if you decide to camp.
Come join us at our new location, the Concourse Athletic Club, on Thursday, February 8th for our next meeting. Mark “Huck” Huckeba will talk about the upcoming Float the Boat Bouldering Competition and present slides of his Appalachian Trail Thru Hike.
The meeting starts at 7:00 for social time, with business starting around 7:30.
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).
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.
We got a full day of climbing done before finally hiking down just before sunset. Our list of climbs.
- Dirt Bag
- In Pursuit of Excellence
- Finger Locking Good
- Jay Walker
- Digital Display
- Puppy Ride
- Razor Worm
- Cake Walk
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.
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/
Septembers Club Meeting is on Tuesday, September 12 at 7 P.M. at the Harp Irish Pub in Roswell.
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.
Hellow All — Our June climbing trip is on Saturday, June 10. We climb either at Foster Falls or Denny Cove. More details to follow.
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
Come join us Saturday, February 18 for a day of cragging at Leda, TN. See the Facebook Events page for details.
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.
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:
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:
Please RSVP on the club Facebook page if you plan on going.
Mountain Project page for Griffin Falls: