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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January 2020 Meeting

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!

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December 2019 Trip

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.

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November 2019 Trip

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.

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November 2019 Meeting

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!

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October 2019 Trip

Join us this Saturday, October 5 for our trip to Sand Rock, AL. The Cherokee Rock Village park is home to an abundance of single-pitch sandstone climbs of varying types and difficulties. Sport, trad and bouldering are all there for the taking.

We’ll be leaving the Marietta park and ride lot at 6:00am to ride up. Admission at the park is $6 per car, providing yet another reason to carpool. If you plan to meet us at the park, be there by 7:00am Central time.

For those who are interested in participating, we’ll be holding a little contest. Participation is in no way required — but there will be prizes for those who meet the challenge. Come prepared to do a bunch of climbing!

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October 2019 Meeting

Join us next week on Thursday, October 3, 7:00pm at the Concourse Athletic Club for the next meeting of the Atlanta Climbing Club. The speaker will be our own Lucius Williams IV. He’ll be showing his new climbing film, Ikigai: Climb Hard, discussing the film making process and more.

Movie poster for Ikigai: Climb Hard. A short doc centered on rock climbing promoting diversity and environmental awareness. Directed by Lucius Williams IV.

We’ll also discuss our upcoming trip to Sand Rock, and start nominations for next year’s board.

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