Announcements

Reel Rock Film Tour: Valley Uprising ***Special Discount Rate***

Groves

Howdy folks, It’s finally here –the movie you’ve all been waiting for. After many long months since REEL ROCK 8 gave us that tantalizing teaser, VALLEY UPRISING is finally here, and its coming to Cville! ***SPECIAL UPDATE***: Student discount SECURED! Only $12.50 now with student ID. Shoutout to the awesome guys at Paramount and Reel Rock for hooking us up! …

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

Matthew Rosefsky

[Course might be full. Join, and then reply-to-all on your welcome-to-adventure email to see if a space is still available. Thanks!] This’ll be the most FUN CPR class you’ve ever taken or will take! No sleepy DVD! Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / pediatric / infant). Get a 2-year certification. Full instruction, practice, and …

Wilderness First Aid Course [Free for Uva Academic Employees! Reimbursable for Trip Leaders!]

Matthew Rosefsky

***2 spots open in this weekend’s class at UVA!*** Learn how to save life and limb in an > urban disaster (natural or terrorist) > rural area (not near a hospital) > travel anywhere > wilderness area Outdoors at UVAers $25 DISCOUNT off the regular $180. BONUS if you’re a trip leader: Earn your course FEE BACK BY REIMBURSEMENT! Details:www.outdoorsatuva.org/resources/?WildernessFirstAid …

Free Climbing Movie: “Reel Rock 8” February 6th, 7pm in Newcomb Theater

Groves

Heads up gang, There will be a FREE screening of “REEL ROCK 8,” a new climbing production from Big UP and Sender Films featuring both pro and amateur athletes who love them some rock. **Plus free giveaways and a raffle!!** The film includes everything from the history of climbing, alluding the Stonemasters and other pioneers, to modern, high-altitude climbing on …

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

Matthew Rosefsky

This’ll be the most FUN CPR class you’ve ever taken or will take! No sleepy DVD! Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking. Get a 2-year American Heart Association certification card. Full instruction, practice, and certification all done during this one eve. No online prerequisite work. I’ll serve as your instructor, and I’ll make the class be …

Blue Ridge Mountain Sports. Odc 20% Discount Day. Oct 29th!

Maja Holy

Where: Blue Ridge Mountain Sports. Barracks Shopping Center. http://www.brms.com/site/our-shops/barracks-road-shopping-center/ When : ALL DAY (10 am – 8pm) Tuesday Oct 29th 2013. Why: Winter products are in. What: As a member of the Outdoors Club at UVa you are awesome. The kind folks of Blue Ridge Mountain Sports are hooking us up with 20% off in-stock items. 20% OFF!!!! Wear your …

Nrg Intermediate Whitewater Kayak Trip.

George Kinch

The New River Gorge! Intermediate Whitewater Kayak Trip. This trip falls in relation with the NRG Extravaganza, all fees, rules, and regulations apply. The NRG is rated a class III-IV by American Whitewater. Please read about the river here: The section of river: Cunard to Fayette Station. http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/2418/ IMPORTANT! **PRIOR EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY** You must have paddled Class III Whitewater. …

The North Face Speaker Series & Brms Presents Mark Synnott

Chris Winstead-Derlega

Get STOKED for STORY TIME… Come listen to an epic adventure story at the Jefferson Theater on the downtown mall. The North Face Speaker Series and BRMS present Mark Synnott. When: November 5th 2013; Doors @ 630 pm; story time from 7-830ish. Where: Jefferson Theater downtown mall. Why: Get inspired!!!:) Mark Synnott has a mission: to seek out and climb …

Cpr + Aed Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR and AED. Get a 2-year American Heart Association certification. Full instruction, practice, and certification all done during this one eve. No online prerequisite work. I’ll serve as your AHA instructor, and I’ll make the class be FUN. Quotes (anonymous feedback) from prior students: >> “Much more fun than usual!” >> “Awesome. Humorous.” >> “Matt …

New River Gorge – Intermediate Whitewater Kayak Trip!

George Kinch

(This is Intermediate^class III + skill level). New River Gorge, Class III-IV, You can research this river here: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/2418/ You must have taken Dave Clark’s or someone else’s intro to whitewater kayaking class or have equivalent experience, you must have somewhat of a combat roll, have paddled and felt comfortable on class III whitewater. Everyone gets wait-listed until I screen …

138th Semiannual Walnut Creekathon

Joe Gibson

Do you like WALNUTS and CREEKS? Well, it’s that time of the year again, so get PSYCHED! For members new to the club, the Creekathon is our kind-of-end-of-semester cookout/potluck/picnic at Walnut Creek Park in Albemarle County. It’s always a great time with good food and good people. We have reserved one of the shelters at the park, complete with grill …

Spring Break Take 2– Red River Gorge!

Lindsey Shall

HAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY, here is the plan: Leave around 2-230 on thursday from Echols, drive to the red and camp out at Miguels. Climb friday, Saturday and Sunday (till around 3) and head home. We will camp at Miguels thursday, friday and saturday night– eating Miguels pizza probs saturday! SIDE NOTE: I could definitely be convinced to leave wednesday afternoon to climb …

Disaster + Wilderness First Aid Cert Course

Matthew Rosefsky

Learn how to save life and limb in an > urban disaster (natural or terrorist) > rural area (not near a hospital) > wilderness area CHOOSE one set of dates/locations (2 days, 8:30am-6:30pm both days): > March 2 – 3: Knoxville, TN* > March 23-24: Richmond, VA* > April 6 – 7: Blacksburg, VA* > April 13-14: Princeton, NJ* > …

Snowshoe Sunday Daytrip

Jackson Bewley

Hey guys, So many snowshoe trips. We are very democratically shredding this weekend. We’ll meet at 645 on Sunday. Return around 8, maybe stopping for food, maybe not. The club is only providing for gas plus the usual extra up to 10$ per car. Skis/board and lift ticket is up to you.

End of the World…Cancelled

Joshua Brooks

Today is the END OF DAYS. THE ARMAGEDDON. THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE. THE MAYAN TIME LAPSE. Join us on this most epic of last adventures. This club was secretly founded for the purpose of finding the smartest, sexiest, and most adventurous people to survive the inevitable apocalypse. You have been selected to survive. In the early days of the club, the …

Disaster + Wilderness First Aid Cert Course

Matthew Rosefsky

Learn how to save life and limb in an > urban disaster (natural or terrorist) > rural area (not near a hospital) > wilderness area Outdoors at UVAers: SAVE $25 off regular $175 WFA rate, many THANKS to Officer Lindsey for arranging a classroom location for us. Bonus if you’re a trip leader: Earn your course fee back by reimbursement! …

Red River Gorge: Pre-Thanksgiving!

Lindsey Shall

Howdy folks! So want to get to the Red before eating a big thanksgiving meal?! The plan: Drive up friday camp at miguels for the trip and climb saturday, sunday, monday, tuesday, and even wednesday if there are cars. I wont be returning to cville with the group, but it sounds like there will be a car going back monday …

Wilderness First Responder Certification Course

Matthew Rosefsky

A rare find, this is the first time this course has been offered in Cville in several years. “Wilderness” can be: > a natural area (forest, sea, desert, etc.) > a rural area not near a hospital > an urban disaster zone (natural or terrorist) … any situation in which time of injury to time in hospital is more than …

Beginner Climbing + Learning Skills at the New

Nick Um

This trip is open for 5.8 and higher climbers. Saturday: 40% chance of rain so we will either be at Rico Suave (5.7, 5.10, 5.11) or Summersville Lake. If the group is more advanced, we will head to Toxic Hueco (5.11), Summersville (5.10), or Upper Meadow (5.10+). I will go over how to clean anchors and lead climb/belay (more advanced …

Independence Weekend Rock Climbing at the New River Gorge!

Chris Hill

Freedom! America! Rock climbing! Swimming! The time has come to yet again light a few candles on America’s birthday cake and sing a joyous song for the Land of Freedom. And what better place to do it than West By God Virginia?!!?! New River Gorge has over 3000 sport and trad climbing routes. We will choose crags based on group …

Thursday Peak

Amy Verret

Peak Experiences is an indoor climbing gym an hour away in Richmond with climbing and bouldering of various levels. http://www.peakexperiences.com/ Peak closes at 10:00pm during the summer, so we will depart from Echols at 5:00, climb at Peak till 10:00 closing, then head home (optional stop at Sheetz before heading home). You provide: climbing shoes, harness, ATC, chalk, gym entrance …

Intermediate-Advanced Climbing at New River Gorge

Nick Um

Looks like we will finally have a good weather this weekend. New River Gorge has 1500+ sport and 1500+ trad climbing routes. I will choose the crags based on the group composition and the weather. Minimal instructions will be given on this trip but you can review the skills that you already know. Trip Requirements: Know how to tie in, …

Intermediate-Advanced Climbing at New River Gorge

Nick Um

***CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER*** Who wants to go climbing outside this weekend? New River Gorge has 1500+ sport and 1500+ trad climbing routes. I will choose the crags based on the group composition and the weather. Minimal instructions will be given on this trip but you can review the skills that you already know. Trip Requirements: Know how to tie …

Outdoor Climbing at the New River Gorge

Nick Um

Summer is finally here! Join me on a weekend climbing trip to the New. Weather forecast looks great and we might go swimming out on the lake after climbing. I will decide where exactly we will be climbing after Mother Nature makes up her finicky mind. This trip will most likely be 5.9 and up beginner friendly. Minimal instructions will …

Beginner-Intermediate Climbing at the New

Nick Um

I know many of you have been waiting for a beginner climbing trip outdoors. Here’s your chance. Saturday will be rainy so we will go to a rainy crag (Rico Suave). The weather on Sunday should be beautiful and we will hit up a beginner crag. Saturday will be 5.10 and up. Sunday will be 5.6/5.7 and up. You might …

Intermediate-Advanced Climbing at the New

Nick Um

Looks like we will be able to squeeze in another great weekend of climbing at the New. The weather is supposed to be around 60 deg F high for Fri-Sun. I am thinking Whipporwill, the Lake (Pirate’s Cove), and Endless but they are subject to change. We will leave Thursday at 8pm and drive 3.5 hrs to WV. There will …

Beginner Climbing at Franklin

Nick Um

Let’s spend a sunny day climbing at Franklin! I actually changed my mind from Peak last minute because the weather is looking so great. Trip Requirement: Able to tie in and belay. Able to top rope 5.8. If you need any climbing gear, please check them out yourself at the regularly scheduled gear room or by arranging a time with …

Intermediate-Advanced Climbing at Obed, Tn

Nick Um

The Obed is located near Knoxville, TN, and is a major climbing area created by the eroding effects of a river on Cumberland Plateau sandstone. If that sounds familiar, it is because this is also how the New River Gorge and Red River Gorge were formed, and the Obed is of similarly high quality. Expect sloper, jugs, and massive roofs …

Fall Break Climbing at the Red River Gorge!

Nick Um

“The Red River Gorge in eastern Kentucky is one of the best rock-climbing areas in the world. Its solid well-featured sandstone makes for steep, spectacular climbing, with an almost equal mix of sport and traditionally protected pitches.” The Red River Gorge is a world-class climbing destination, and we are lucky enough to live close enough to make a long weekend …

Beginner Climbing at Franklin

Nick Um

New weekend trip got rainned out but Franklin is supposed to be sunny tomorrow. So I am putting up a last minute beginner trip to Franklin. Trip Requirements: Know how to tie in and belay a top rope. Able to climb 5.8 solid on top rope. You must have your own or club shoes and harness. Minimal teaching will happen …

Intermediate Climbing at the New

Nick Um

***TRIP CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER*** _________________________________________________ The weather is supposed to be beautiful this weekend so let’s go climbing! Crags will be decided based on the group composition, but most likely Summersville Lake and Kaymoor. We meet at Echols @ 8am Sat morning and drive 3.5 hours to WV and climb rest of the day. Lunch will be provided and …

Intermediate-Advanced Climbing at the New

Nick Um

This weekend is supposed to be sunny and low 70s at the New. This means we are going climbing! Crags will be decided later based on the group. We leave early Sat morning and drive 3.5 hrs to WV. Quick stop at a gas station for restroom/gas/picking up lunch. We climb all day Sat and show off what we’ve climbed …

Learn to Be a Trip Leader Workshop #3

Lynn Nichols

Hoping to lead some AWESOME trips this year? Come to our trip leader workshop and learn the ropes!!! We’ll cover a variety of important points about leading trips, including: – How to plan your trips – Tips for making sure adventures run smoothly – What expenses the club will reimburse you for – Benefits of being a trip leader, including …

Learn to Be a Trip Leader Workshop #2

Lynn Nichols

Hoping to lead some AWESOME trips this year? Come to our trip leader workshop and learn the ropes!!! We’ll cover a variety of important points about leading trips, including: – How to plan your trips – Tips for making sure adventures run smoothly – What expenses the club will reimburse you for – Benefits of being a trip leader, including …

Learn to Be a Trip Leader Workshop #1

Lynn Nichols

Hoping to lead some AWESOME trips this year? Come to our trip leader workshop and learn the ropes!!! We’ll cover a variety of important points about leading trips, including: – How to plan your trips – Tips for making sure adventures run smoothly – What expenses the club will reimburse you for – Benefits of being a trip leader, including …

Peak Thursday!

Lindsey Shall

hey guys! Let’s go to peak! plan: meet at echols at 530, climb till 1030, sheetz, and come home. the cost is $9 and bring extra money for sheetz. If you need gear: go to gear room monday, wednesday, and there might be one right before the trip… The officers will help you out with fitting, but you need a …

Brms Discount Night #2

Katrina Salmons

Hello fellow gearheads, Our discount night at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports is coming up fast! Mon April 12th from 8:15-9:15pm you’ll be part of an exclusive 20% sale to Outdoors at UVa members only. **Don’t forget: If you plan on buying gear that you’ll need to get fitted for (e.g. shoes, packs, etc.) you must go in this week prior …

Spring Climb

Nick Um

The spring weather is finally here. How about spending a gorgeous day at Franklin climbing? The Franklin Tick List (Best Routes of Franklin According To Joe, *’ed Routes Are Franklin Classics): Castaways* – 5.8 Blood, Sweat, and Chalk* – 5.9 Shipwrecked – 5.9 Bircham’s Beach* – 5.10a Mean Gene’s – 5.10a Eddie’s 10b Roof – 5.10b Decompression Sickness* – 5.10b/c …

Spring Break Climbing in Dixie

Nick Um

Let’s go climb in the heart of Dixie at Tennessee’s famous spots! Much of the Cumberland Plateau (home also to the Red in KY) is in Tennessee, so the area is blessed with lots and lots of yummy sandstone. The climbing should be similar and of comparable quality to the New, but warmer. This trip is tentatively planned to go …

November Climbing 2

Nick Um

Despite the bad weather all this week, the temperature is supposed to rise above 60 this saturday possibly for the last time. If you can’t commit to New River all weekend, here’s a day trip to Franklin for you. The Franklin Tick List (Best Routes of Franklin According To Joe, *’ed Routes Are Franklin Classics): Castaways* – 5.8 Blood, Sweat, …

Brms Discount Night

Katrina Salmons

Hello fellow gearheads, Our discount night at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports is coming up fast! Next Wed Nov 4th from 8:15-9:15pm you’ll be part of an exclusive 20% sale to Outdoors at UVa members only. **Don’t forget: If you plan on buying gear that you’ll need to get fitted for (e.g. shoes, packs, etc.) you must go in this week …

Friday Climbing at Manchester Wall

Chris Chin

Come get your outside climbing fix on Friday. This will be a short excursion to Manchester Wall in Richmond. It is top rope capable, but I will need another lead climber to help me set some of the routes. We will leave at 7am from Echols. The club gear room is not open that early, so if you need gear, …

Fall Climbing 4: Climb the Weekend Away

Joe Thompson

Some folks have been asking for a weekend trip, and I haven’t been on one in a while, so here we go. Possible destination #1: If a smaller number of people sign up, we’ll go to Seneca. Yay Seneca! We’ll stay at The Shitbird, where there are lots of walnuts, ample flat spots, loud tractor trailers, hot showers, noisy assholes …

Fall Climbing 3

Joe Thompson

This Friday’s forecast: 68deg, sunny and mild. Yippee! Fall Climbing 3 will go to an as-yet undetermined location based on who signs up, what they say of their ability and experience, what I know of their ability and experience, and how many people sign up. Possibilities include but are not limited to Franklin, Old Rag, and Seneca. You may note …

Beginner Climbing Overflow

William Kohlbrenner

In an attempt to get everyone in this week, we will have another teaching trip on Monday night led by chris chin and myself. This is for those of you who have NEVER climbed before. We will both be there to teach you. If you have climbed only once or twice before – go sign up for the wednesday trip. …

Beginner Climbing

William Kohlbrenner

This trip is for beginners only. We will be heading to Rocky Top (10 mins. away), and climbing for a few hours. If you need to work on tying in, belaying, or just want to have fun and get in a workout, then this is for you! Rocky Top is about $7.00 for a day pass and 25 for a …

Learn to Climb Part 1

William Kohlbrenner

Hey wanted to climb but dont know how? Come out to learn the basics!!!!! This will be the first of several small classes in the basics of climbing. We will go over equipment, tying in, commands, the basic top rope system, and basic climbing technique. This will all be done at Rocky Top, which I havent been to in a …