Announcements

Hop, Skip, and Dyno at New Peak!

Benjamin Vogel

Hey grimpers! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve been climbing and I can’t take it anymore. My hand and arm strength from before is fading, and that’s just something that won’t fly. To work towards changing that, I’m planning to go to the indoor climbing gym in Richmond named Peak, BUT, not just the same-old-same-old peak we know and …

Best Waitlist Relief Ever: Trip Leader Workshop!

Victoria Alvarez

Tired of getting waitlisted over and over again??? Just wanna send it with other outdoor enthusiasts all the friggin time??!? The best way to get on trips is to lead ’em, folks! Come hang out with me and learn the ins/outs of trip leading with the club! ***If you’re new to the outdoors, sweet! No experience necessary. WHY??? (Psssh cuz …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

This Is Peak Transit

Billiam, Intergalactic Shred Lord, Prince of Dankness

[No one noticed my obscure references last time, so I’m reusing my trip description in a futile attempt at validation] Yer damn right it is. Virginia still isn’t blessed with the robustness, convenience, and environmental and economic benefit of a quality intrastate light-rail rapid transit system. Until such time as one exists, I guess we’ll just have to drive to …

Is this Peak Transit?

Billiam, Intergalactic Shred Lord, Prince of Dankness

Haha nope. If only Virginia were blessed with the robustness, convenience, and environmental and economic benefit of a quality intrastate light-rail rapid transit system. Until such time as one exists, I guess we’ll just have to drive to go climbing. Y’all know the drill: Leave Echols at 6pm, pop on over to the suburban sprawl of greater Richmond, Va and …

Wekakly Pekakly

Billiam, Intergalactic Shred Lord, Prince of Dankness

Pekak Experiences is a great indoor clamboring gym where you can learn to climb, hone your skizzles, or just have a grand old time. We’ll head out from Echols at 5:30 pm, drive an hour to Pekak (in Richmond) climb until 9:30pm, and then head home, returning by 11. This trip is open to, and welcomes, all skill levels of …

Peaks for the First Time in a Lot of Weeks

Rhaude Dahlinghaus

sadly my schedule this semester has not allowed me to lead many climbing trips, but the spirit of Moab lingering inside me is a reminder of the more important things in life. therefore, this week I ignore the demands of the social construct that is GPA and return to the weekly worship of fake rocks. semi-important things to know: – …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

Kinyobi Peak

Billiam, Intergalactic Shred Lord, Prince of Dankness

Now you know how to say Friday in Japanese (you’re welcome for that). Kinyobi also means “metal-day” in Japanese, which is also irrelevant but kind of cool. Anyway, we’ll head down to Peak Experiences Climbing Gym outside Richmond, VA for some delicious sport, top-rope, and bouldering in a nice cushy environment – a great place to be whether it’s your …

Weekly Peakly After All

Billiam, Intergalactic Shred Lord, Prince of Dankness

No peak this week? HA, YOU THOUGHT! Most of you know the drill by now: We’ll depart at 6pm from Echols and drive just over an hour to Peak Experiences Climbing Gym, explore the vertical realm for about 2.5 hours, and be back just after 11pm. Pain, power, and plastic pulling will abound. TRIP COST: $10 for a day pass …

An Evening with Dave at Rocky Top

Katharine Biegert

~Dave~ aka climbing legend/my dad, is coming in town Friday to force me to go to the Third Year Ring Ceremony. If you don’t know what this is you’ll find out in a year or two, but for now all you need to know is that it will require me to wear heels for two hours. In retaliation for this …

I Really Don’t Have this Much Free Time to Go Climbing

Tristan Hamrick

This is a shorter/ closer climbing trip that we can stay out at for as long as we would like to. Lots of fun beginner climbs on varied wall surfacing. Climbs here range from 5.5 to 5.13 so everyone can have a try. What to Bring: Harness Shoes Water Food Belay Device Chalk Layers

Weekly Peakly

Billiam, Intergalactic Shred Lord, Prince of Dankness

“What is illness to the body of a knight-errant? What matter wounds? For each time he falls, he shall rise again, and woe to the wicked. See that your grooms care for my fleet-footed Rocinante, a horse of courage, sobriety, and chastity; the flower and the glory of horseflesh.” That was almost certainly more Don Quixote than neccesary to illustrate …

Intro to Climbing Workshop 4:00pm

Tristan Hamrick

**This is a required workshop for everyone looking to climb in the club** This Saturday we will be having more workshops for climbing approval in the club. The workshop will meet at 116 Washington avenue and we will cover everything needed to climb outdoors with the club. You do not need to bring anything but it is expected that you …

Intro to Climbing Workshop 2:00pm

Tristan Hamrick

**This is a required workshop for everyone looking to climb in the club** This Saturday we will be having more workshops for climbing approval in the club. The workshop will meet at 116 Washington avenue and we will cover everything needed to climb outdoors with the club. You do not need to bring anything but it is expected that you …

Climbing Workshop 12:00pm

Tristan Hamrick

**This is a required workshop for everyone looking to climb in the club** This Saturday we will be having more workshops for climbing approval in the club. The workshop will meet at 116 Washington avenue and we will cover everything needed to climb outdoors with the club. You do not need to bring anything but it is expected that you …

Weekend Getaway Climbing at Great Falls

Tristan Hamrick

Being proactive about the levels of stress I will have during finals time and really hoping that I don’t have a project due the monday after this trip I will really need a destresser, and of course it has to be climbing. This is a beginner to intermediate trip on some nice stone right on the Potomac river. What to …

Hippity Hoppity, Old Rag to the Toppity

Stephanie Roatis

Howdy folks, ***DRIVERS AND THOSE WITH SNP PARK PASS GET PRIORITY*** **DRIVERS REIMBURSED PLUS A 50% TIP CAPPED AT $20** Ready for a spooktacular adventure to Old Rag? Then you came to the right place. If you know anything about Old Rag during peak fall seasons, tourists come from all over and hella crowd up the rock scramble. So, if …

Peak on a Friday!

Tristan Hamrick

This weeks version of Peak is happening on a friday! Lets get that finger pump going and start the weekend off strong. What to bring: Harness Shoes Water Belay Device Chalk Food -Trixie Drivers get gas reimbursed and a 50% tip, also sorry for my terrible trip descriptions I’m just not clever ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Climbing Workshop 10:30am

Tristan Hamrick

Another Workshop! Starts at 10:30 please be there on time, this workshop will go untill 12:00

Climbing Workshop 9:00am

Tristan Hamrick

Here is another climbing workshop for the club to get some more people ready to climb! This workshop meets at 9:00am and will go to 10:30 Please be there on time!

The Spirit Is Willing; the Dest. Is Peak

Billiam, Intergalactic Shred Lord, Prince of Dankness

I have spent far too much time in the basement of Brown Library over the past few days (as evidenced by the ambitiously weird title), and to counteract the effects of being below ground so much, I’m going to spend some quality time well above the Earth’s surface. Come get high with me. We’ll sojourn Eastward to Peak Experiences Climbing …

Peak of the Week

Rhaude Dahlinghaus

are you tired of seeing my name in your inbox yet?? too bad!!! come one, come all, to this week’s continuation of the never-ending Peak adventure! great opportunity for climbers of all levels to practice some funky fake moves on some funky fake rocks without a route-finding-care in the world. you bring: – $10 for day pass – climbing shoes/harness/ATC/chalk …

Intro to Climbing Workshop **Creekathon Edition**

Rhaude Dahlinghaus

pre-Creekathon workshop! starting at 10:30am, we’ll run through some Ko0l cLiMb1nG pR0t0coL and then head straight from the Shred Shack to the 69th Annual Creekathon to hang/eat food/frolic/etc. maybe you can even impress some ppl with your new knot skills? maybe not? once you have JOINED this adventure (not on the waitlist), please also join the main Creekathon adventure so …

Peak Climbing

Tristan Hamrick

Howdy, It’s time for a peak trip this week! Come join me in getting all my calluses back so I can actually climb again. I promise it is much more fun than it sounds and you will probably get cookout after. What to bring: Shoes Harness Belay device Food Best, Trixie: King of the Otters, Lord of Ropes and Cams, …

Intro to Climbing Workshop – Required to Climb

Tristan Hamrick

**This is a required workshop for everyone looking to climb in the club.** This is another series of workshops for climbing approval in the club. The workshop will meet at 116 Washington avenue and we will cover everything needed to climb with the club. There will be classes starting ever hour after 9am, once you join the trip I will …

Intro to Climbing Workshop

Tristan Hamrick

**This is a required workshop for everyone looking to climb in the club** Tomorrow we will be having our first of many workshops for climbing approval in the club. The workshop will meet at 116 Washington avenue and we will cover everything needed to climb with the club. There will be two classes one at 9am and one at 10:30am, …

Weekly Peakly (Orangutan Themed)

Billiam, Intergalactic Shred Lord, Prince of Dankness

It’s that one time of the week when we encourage everyone to “Do it indoors!” But that’s ok, because climbing at a gym like Peak Experiences is a great way to try out rock climbing in a fun, safe, comfortable environment. Or, if you’re a card-carrying campus crusher, to log lots of mileage and hone your skills. We’ll depart at …

Wiquely Piquely

Billiam, Intergalactic Shred Lord, Prince of Dankness

The time is prime to climb. With a mime*. It will be sublime. As usual, we’ll head down to Peak Experiences Climbing Center just outside the bustling metropolis of Richmond, Virginia and goof around/send it/crush gnar/idk. And also we’ll do some rock climbing. We’ll leave at 6pm Wednesday and drive just over 1 hour to Peak, climb for about 2.5 …

Weekly Peakly!

Billiam, Intergalactic Shred Lord, Prince of Dankness

PEAK PEAK PEAK PEAK PEAK Climbing is awesome, so we’re gonna go do it. We’ll head down to Peak Experiences Climbing Center in Richmond, Va and have some fun. No experience is necessary, and climbing in a gym like peak is a safe and fun way to get started. Cost: $10 for a day pass Gear: -Harness/shoes/chalkbag (can be borrowed …

Peakly Weekly

Rhaude Dahlinghaus

come climb with me! peak is an indoor climbing gym in richmond that we frequent on a weekly basis. this trip is open to all levels, no experience needed. bring $10 for a day pass, plus pick up any gear (shoes/harness/chalk/etc.) that you might need from gear room on your own time. we’ll be leaving from Echols at 6pm, drive …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

Peakkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Tristan Hamrick

Howdy! Peak this week because for some reason people in the club are missing tearing skin on plastic. Y’all better come to this one or else… What to bring Water Food Money Harness Chalk Shoes Belay Device Best, Trixie: King of the Otters, Lord of Ropes and Cams, Almighty Treasurer, Douche Extraordinaire, Leader of the Shirtless Fiends, General Spidermonkey

Peak! (Only Because Trails Will Be Too Wet to Ride)

Zakey Faieq

I need to get my shred fix somehow while the trails dry, so I figured I’ll just monkey around on some fake rocks. Plan is to leave at 5:30, and return at 11 or so. Drivers get wait-list priority and gas reimbursement + tip! Please come with a full tank of gas. What to Bring: – Shoes/Harness – Chalk – …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

Peak on Occasion

Tristan Hamrick

Hey Senders, I’m headed to peak this week and would love some company while I fail on routes; if you are willing to join me sign up here! Unfortunately I don’t have anything funny for my description so I will leave it up to y’all to give me inspiration. What to bring: Harness/Belay device Shoes Chalk Water/Snacks Inspiring trip descriptions/Route …

A Sneak Peak of the Climbing Life

Victoria Alvarez

Yup, you know what’s up– another Peak trip. I figured people couldn’t handle another “Peak Every Week” email. How boring. Gotta keep it fresh. If you’re not a fan of my cringe-worthy pun, stick around– next week’s creative juices might promise a better one. Never been to Peak before? No biggie. Just fill out the waiver before we go. https://app.rockgympro.com/waiver/esign/peakexperiences/ede4214e-312e-48c7-b9a3-d0e76d93a5de …

Peak Every Week

Victoria Alvarez

If you didn’t have time to show off those impressive dino-ing skills in Josh’s sweet climbing barn, satisfy your need to SEND IT at Peak! Although disco lights and quality time with Pippy will sadly not be provided, it’ll still be a good time. If you’ve never been to Peak before, please fill out the waiver form before we go: …

Vertical Rock Some Weeks!

Tristan Hamrick

Hey all Trixie here, “Wow another climbing trip already?!” I hear you asking yourself. Yes indeed! This week we are headed to Vertical Rock because they are having a grand ol’ party which is going to be an even better time than usual.

Peak Every Week

Tristan Hamrick

Hey all! Trixie the Otter King and Victoria Alvarez coming at ya hot. Interested in climbing? Don’t know where to start? Then come to Peak and learn the basics before we start heading outside! I’m trying to get back on the Peak train and would like to have a trip hosted every week. For right now trips are going to …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

Peak?? Every Week!

Tristan Hamrick

This weeks climbing trip is not to Peak but my home gym Vertical Rock in Manassas! It will be slightly more expensive at $16 for a pass but in my opinion it has better routes. Definitely worth the trip out! What to bring: Harness/Shoes Money Chalk Water and Food Good stories for the longer drive Drivers needed! You will be …