Club Meeting March 3rd

The club meeting will be on Tuesday, March 3rd, 7:00PM at The Harp  1425 Market Blvd, Roswell, GA
The speaker is Joseph Hobby. He and his girlfriend went on a 4 month road trip last fall that was amazing.
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“Float The Boat” Bouldering Competition

Coming up fast is the Float the Boat bouldering competition.  A day of climbing and fun benefiting Boat Rock and the Southeastern Climbers Coalition

Categories for all ages and skill levels!
Prizes in every category – Gear raffle

Food and After-Party hosted by Mellow Mushroom
Red Brick Brewery Pre-Party: Friday, February 27th, 7pm til 12am

For more information visit: www.floattheboat.org

The ACC will have a table providing hot drinks and bagels for the competitors.
Also don’t forget about “Float the Boat” 2015 Pre-Party at Red Brick Brewing Co:
February 27th, 2015

Red Brick Brewery
2323 Defoor Hills Road Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30318

Time: 7 PM – 10 PM

Includes at least six generous eight ounce pours of Red Brick’s tasty spirits and a “Float the Boat” pint glass. A climbing wall will be provided for a chance to win raffle prizes!!! Enjoy live music, food trucks (http://doggydoggatl.com/site/), games and a relaxed hang out.

All proceeds go to the Southeastern Climbers Coalition!

Pre-Registration $15.00; On-Site $20.00

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Feb Club Trip

Hello All!!

Club’s February trip is going to be on Saturday, Feb 7 at Jamestown in Alabama.

 About Jamestown: It is a trad climbing area, ~2 hours of drive, comprised of nearly one mile of 80 to 100 foot tall sandstone climbing cliff located in northeastern Alabama. There are routes with all level of difficulties 5.7 to 5.12 – good for beginners as well as advanced climbers.

Weather: Little cloudy on Saturday but looks good for climbing. High of 63 F and low 37 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 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 near the parking lot at 9 am. Below are the google maps links to both (first one is for park and ride and the second is for parking area / trail head)

http://maps.google.com/?q=33.941016,-84.527773+%28Marietta+Park+and+Ride%29
https://www.google.com/maps/place/34%C2%B024’40.3%22N+85%C2%B034’25.3%22W/@34.4098369,-85.5735391,14z/data=!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 Jamestown, how to get there and the routes, refer below:

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/jamestown/105905660

http://www.seclimbers.org/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=27

Looking forward to see you all this Saturday!!

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February Meeting Tuesday 3rd

The club meeting will be on Tuesday February 3rd, at 7pm, at The Harp in Roswell, GA. Greg Allen will be presenting a trip he took to Canada with Tom Kenny. See you there!

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Car break-ins at Tennessee Wall

Just a quick warning that several car break-ins have been reported at T-Wall lately. Some of us were there just last weekend for the club trip. Luckily none of our cars were affected, but someone’s car was broken into that very day.

If you’re going to T-Wall, don’t leave anything of value visible in your car. This is good standard operating procedure for anywhere you go climbing. But be sure to be extra vigilant around T-Wall for now, and report any suspicious activity to the police.

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Welcome 2015

Hello Climbers,

Welcome to the new year, the club board members have now been assigned to their positions.
Here they are:
Club President – Denmark Blount
Past President – Jim Allison
Program Coordinator – Greg Allen
Trip Coordinator – Bindal Shah
Treasurer – Susan Stewart
Trail Day and Access Issues – Kevin Kehm
Communicator – Jennifer Kemper

Just a quick reminder that dues are due, 25 for single person or 40 for family.

The January trip was a good one, some going to good ‘ole T-wall and some to ice climb at Hogpen Gap.

Here is a quick trip report from the T-wall gang:
Meeting at the Marietta park and ride before first light, the temperature was right around 20 degrees. Tim, Chuck and Bindal were all foolish enough to show up, and they headed on toward Chattanooga. Arriving at the trailhead around 9:45, they found Gary waiting for them.

With clear skies and temperatures still in the low 20s, the hike up to the crag seared the lungs but provided some much welcomed body heat. The waterfall was a lovely display of water cascading over icicles, with a huge pile of ice and snow at the base. The rock seemed cold but bearable, and the first climbs of the day confirmed that things were thawing out nicely.

By the end of the second climb the T-Wall magic was in full swing. Jackets were put away as it turned into a beautiful day — punctuated with the occasional sound of ice falling down the cliff. Tim bagged numerous onsight ascents. Bindal logged some time on the sharp end of the rope as well, pink pointing some of Tim’s leads. Gary and Chuck each managed to sneak in an onsight as well. The day’s climbing was a resounding success.

Things started to cool off as the sun got low on the horizon. Everyone packed up and headed back to the cars as the sun went down. Gary headed straight back home, while the rest of the gang returned to the Wing Cafe in Marietta to meet up with Gerise and Jenny. After some hot food and cold beers, everyone headed home for some well-earned sleep.

Routes that were climbed:

Nappy
Plastic Toys
Multiple Use Area
Prerequisite for Excellence
Standard Deviation
Sunday Gardening
Contents Under Pressure
Shiva’s Last Dance
A Tension Span

Some things to look forward to are: The Feb club meeting; the next club trip (location to be announced later); “Float the Boat” bouldering competition (Feb 28th)…

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Climbing trip on January 10

The club’s first trip for 2015 is going to be on Saturday, Jan 10. We have two trip options this time and you can choose any option you like. The second option requires a sign-up.

Option 1: Rock climbing at T-wall

It is a trad climbing heaven near Chattanooga. Most of the routes are single pitch. There are routes with all level of difficulties from 5.7 to 5.12.

Where do we meet? 7:30 am at Marietta park and ride. You can also meet the group directly at T-wall trail head at 9:30 am. Below are the google maps links to both (first one is for park and ride and the second is for trail head)

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

http://maps.google.com/?q=35.068046,-85.402093+%28Tennessee+Wall%29

It is going to be cold on Saturday (high of 38 F) so wear enough warm clothes (bringing a thermos with a warm beverage won’t be a bad idea either). We are going to monitor the weather and if the forecast for cloud get any worse we might move this to next week. We will keep you posted.

If you want to contact the group on the day of the trip then please reach out to Bindal.

 

Option 2: Ice-climbing at Hogpen Gap (with a fall back option of rock climbing)

Hogpen gap is located near Cleveland, GA. Plan is to get there early in the morning (8 am) and start climbing. Ice climbing is weather dependent and if it gets warm early in the day then we will do rock climbing at a nearby location. Greg Allen is also going to scout the place on Thursday night or Friday morning, if the conditions does not look suitable for ice climbing then we will let you know in advance.

If you are interested in ice climbing please sign up by replying to atlantaclimbingclub@gmail.com. Signup is on a first come first serve basis. There are 10 slots and we already have 5 people (who attended last nights meeting) signed up and 2 maybes.

Where do we meet? 6 am at Mansell road park and ride. It is off GA 400, exit # 8 Mansell road on the southwest corner. Below is the google map link.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mansell+Park+and+Ride/@34.039201,-84.312262,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x88f574df57a26685:0x61b5c0b0caca35f7

What should I bring? Get the usual rock climbing gear – Harness, belay device, helmet, rope (if you have it). Greg and Denamrk will have ice climbing specific gear – ice axes and crampons – that you can use. You will also need stiff boots that will accept crampons. Please dress appropriately.

Guidance on dressing:  Dress in layers.  Use mid weight, not expedition weight, long johns/underwear.  Long sleeve pants and shirt.  Ski pants or wind and water repellant pants and jacket.  Hood on jacket helps. Sock liners and expedition weight socks.  Gloves and optionally liners. 2nd pair of gloves in case first get wet.  Cap or beanie.  Dry clothes to change into when done.  Comfortable shoes for when not climbing.

If you want to contact the group on the day of the trip then please reach out to Denmark.

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Meeting next Tuesday, Jan. 6

A happy New Year to all!

The Atlanta Climbing Club starts off our year next Tuesday, Jan. 6, 7:00pm at the Harp Irish Pub in Roswell. Come out and meet your new board members, and find out what’s in store for our January climbing trip and beyond.

Our speaker for Tuesday’s meeting will be Cody Roney, Executive Director of the Southeastern Climbers Coalition. The SCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving climbing access in the southeast. This will be a great opportunity to learn all about the SCC: its inner workings, past accomplishments, current endeavors and future plans.

Lastly, a quick reminder that club dues are now $25 for individuals, or $40 for a family membership that covers all members of an immediate family. Next week’s meeting would be a great opportunity to pay your yearly dues if you haven’t done so already.

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ACC election results

Some of you may have noticed that we never sent out a request for votes for next year’s board members. That’s because we only had 6 candidates, and 6 positions to fill. So everyone’s a winner! Without further ado, here are the ACC board members for 2015.

  • Greg Allen
  • Denmark Blount
  • Kevin Kehm
  • Jennifer Kemper
  • Bindal Shah
  • Susan Stewart

And of course Jim Allison will be serving as past president. The new board will be meeting sometime soon to determine their respective roles, and to make plans for the coming year.

Thanks to this year’s board members for all their hard work:  Jim Allison, Susan Stewart, Chuck Parks, Russ Moore, Kevin Kehm, Jennifer Kemper, Scott Anderson and Tim Lacny.

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Trip Report: Palisades Park, AL 2014-12-07

Rain caused the trip to be postponed from Saturday to Sunday, which resulted in a smaller group. The 2 1/2 hour drive seemed short with good conversation including the Theory of Relativity. The weather was sunny with highs in the upper 50’s and almost no wind. The rock was dry. The only other group there was 6 from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The fee has gone up from $2 per climber to $5.

Jim and Mike lead Exit Stage Left (5.5). Jim led Cashmere (5.7), with a mock lead through the roof; Mike followed on toprope. Denmark lead Trivial Pursuit (5.9) and Tim pink pointed the climb. Tim led Captain Crunch (5.9) and Denmark pink pointed. Mike led Bubba (5.5) and Jim lead the Unnamed (5.7) right of Bubba.   Denmark lead 9 To 5 (5.8) and Tim pink pointed. Tim led Jumpin’ Jeff Flash (5.8) and Denmark pink pointed. Jennifer toproped all 7 or 8 and made quota. Jennifer’s dog River was handed down the downclimb, was perfectly behaved, and exited the walk-up past End Rock.

Currently it gets dark at 4:30 in Alabama, so we quit early. But the park was open late for a Christmas lights display from 5pm – 9pm. The lights were a medley of arrangements from local businesses and family’s. We stopped at Mi Casita’s in Ashville, AL, for Mexican (no beer on Sunday) and later Dairy Queen and were home at a reasonable hour.

Climb on! – Denmark

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