Announcements

Outside Climbing at Manchester Wall

Chris Chin

Hey folks, Lets climb at Manchester wall in Richmond. Manchester is an old bridge that has been bolted for rock climbing. We can top rope it or sport climb on it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_Wall Because this is a smaller area for climbing, I will limit the number of people on this trip and will not take any non belayers. You DO NOT …

Oudoor Climbing for Beginners

William Kohlbrenner

//TRIP CANCELLED Climbing season is here! Unfortunately the last trip I made got rained out, but hopefully it wont happen this time! This will be a basic beginner/intro to climbing course where we will go over all the basics of rock climbing (how to tie in, how to use basic equipment, how to belay, etc.) and discuss some of the …

Intro to Outdoor Climbing for Beginners

William Kohlbrenner

//TRIP CANCELED Spring is finally here and so is the climbing season! This will be a basic beginner/intro to climbing course where we will go over all the basics of rock climbing (how to tie in, how to use basic equipment, how to belay, etc.) and discuss some of the things to keep in mind while climbing outdoors. So if …

Trip Leader Workshop 2

William Kohlbrenner

Want to learn how to lead trips or how to lead better trips? We will be going over all the basics of trip leading in the club, reimbursements, trip descriptions, basic logistics and info, activities, etc. Also, we will go over several common problems and go over how not to lead trips (mostly by examining all of the situations Ive …

Rappelling Workshop

Aarash Sofla

Definition (from about.com): ‘Rappelling is the practice of sliding down a rope in a controlled manner. There are several ways to rappel, the safest and most common way is with the use of a harness, locking carabineer and a belay device. The rope is fed through the device to add friction as the person controls the rate of descent. Climbers, …

Multi-Pitch Climbing

Aarash Sofla

This is an intermediate-advanced day-trip to Seneca Rocks. To join you must know how to rappel and be solid at 5.9 outdoors. We drive Sun morning, then climb a couple multipitch routes on the Western side which will be sunny in afternoon (difficulty depends on the participants) and come back late night. Everybody will be waitlisted until more trad leaders …

Quartzite Climbing: Beginner to Advanced

Aarash Sofla

This trip is for all levels of climbers, 5.6-5.12+. If you know how to belay you are welcome to join. If you never climbed quartzite, I recommend it. Interesting features…. Pilot Mt is in N-Carolina about 3 hours and half driving from Charlottesville. We climb Sat, camp Sat night and climb Sun. from rockclimbing.com: ‘The sports routes start in the …

Gauley Fest: Kayaking and Outdoors Dream Come True

Davis Driver

The Gauley Festival (known as “the paddling world’s biggest party”) is the largest river festival in the world, and it’s coming up this weekend. Located only 3.5 hours from Charlottesville, this is really a can’t miss opportunity. The jist of the festival is kayak (or climb) during the day, hangout with other fun outdoors-oriented people during the evening, and camp …

Rock Climbing 101

William Kohlbrenner

Never climbed before? Want to learn? The weather is getting just right for some amazing climbing, and trips are going to be leaving left and right in the coming weeks. We will head out at 900 am from Echols Dorm (we meet at the brick wall), and go to Hidden Rocks (about an hour and a half away). I will …

Sport Climbing at Franklin

William Kohlbrenner

Hey all – lets go climbing at Franklin. All levels are welcome (beginner to advanced), Franklin has a good mix of difficulties. We be leaving at 9:00 am sharp, if you need gear, please meet us at 830 am. I plan on leaving the crag around dusk, (730 or 8 ish). We will stay there as a group and leave …

Multi-Pitch Climbing

Aarash Sofla

This is an intermediate-advanced day-trip to Seneca Rocks. To join you must know how to rappel and be solid at 5.9 outdoors. We drive Sat late morning to be there at noon, then climb a couple multipitch routes on the Eastern side which will be in the shade in afternoon (difficulty depends on the participants) and come back late night. …

Sport Climbing Workshop

Katrina Salmons

Want to learn how sport climb? We’ll head out to Summersville Lake early on Sunday and get a head start on the rest of the climbers. There are plenty of 5.7s, 5.8s, and 5.9s to work on leading. We’ll go over the basics of lead belaying, how to place quickdraws, clip the rope, fall, repell, and clean. This trip is …

Trip Leader Workshop

Meghan Milo

At this workshop, we’ll talk about how to lead different types of trips, what to do about gear, how to handle trip expenses, what types of trips are allowed, and how to set trips up online. As an incentive to lead, we’ll reimburse your dues after leading four adventures. I’ve only reserved the room for an hour, so that’s the …

Slacklining on the Lawn

James Pilachowski

Come out to The Lawn this Sunday at 2pm to try your hand at slacklining. This is a great sport started by rock climbers, in principle similar to tightrope walking. Instead of a rope, 1 inch tubular webbing is used, and the rope bends and sways under your weight. Not only is it fun, but it’s a great way to …

Repelling Workshop

Aarash Sofla

Everybody is welcome to sign up, no prior experience required. but if you are a climber and planning to do more advanced climbing in future like multipitches this is highly recommended. I will show you different rappelling systems and backups (safety) and we practice them. One of these methods is a hand free set up which can be used for …

Alpine Rock Climbing

Aarash Sofla

The level of this adventure is “frozen intermediate”. the weekend looks perfect for some fun. it is supposed to be uncomfortable but not too cold. we leave Sat morning, climb the west side with boots (sturdy boots). bivy at the top of seneca at the night. leave our gear up there and rappel down to the East side Sunday early …

Intro to Mountaineering in the Pacific Northwest

Eric Stauffer

**Aarash is the real leader of this trip** – I’ll just be organizing some of the logistics. We’ll fly from Washington, DC to Portland, OR together and spend 5 days there (~2 days are for traveling). We’ll first camp low on a glacier to learn and practice alpine camping and climbing techniques for ~3 days. Some of the techniques will …

Rappelling Workshop

Aarash Sofla

Sorry for the late announcement, I was waiting for a good weather forecast. Everybody is welcome to sign up, no prior experience required. but if you are a climber and planning to do more advanced climbing in future like multipitches this is highly recommended. I will show you different rappelling systems and backups (safety) and we practice them. One of …

Trip Leader Workshop 3!

Meghan Milo

I’ve heard from several of you that you can’t come to the Thursday workshop, so here’s another chance! We’ll learn about trip-leading from 5-6ish, and we’ll finish in plenty of time to attend the Monday Night Gathering at Newcomb. At this workshop, we’ll talk about how to lead different types of trips, what to do about gear, how to handle …

Trip Leader Workshop!

Meghan Milo

Everyone is encouraged to lead trips, and it’s easier than you think! At this workshop, we’ll talk about how to lead different types of trips, what to do about gear, how to handle trip expenses, what types of trips are allowed, and how to set trips up online. As an incentive to lead, we’ll reimburse your dues after leading four …

Workshop – Leave No Trace

Gen Shimizu

If you go on day hikes, backpacking trips, outdoor climbing trips or any other trips in the wilderness then you should familiarize yourself with Leave No Trace (LNT) techniques. If you lead trips this is especially important so that you can pass on the proper etiquette for backcountry living. I will cover why LNT is important, the basic principles behind …

Multi Pitch Climbing, in Memory of Todd Skinner

Aarash Sofla

We climb in Seneca this Sunday in Memory of Todd Skinner, the free climbing pioneer and author of books “Beyond the Summit” and “Modern Rock Climbing” who died Monday while descending the first ascent of a route in Yosemite. To join you must know how to rappel and be solid at 5.8 outdoors. We drive sunday early morning to Seneca, …

Beginner/Intermediate Climbing at Hidden Rocks

William Kohlbrenner

Alright everyone, I want to head out Sunday to Hidden Rocks. This is going to be a fairly small group (no more than 2 cars, prob 8 people at the most), and we will head out to Hidden Rocks. Hidden Rocks is past Harrisonburg, probably about an hour and a half away. This trip is designed for beginners who have …

Multi-Pitch Day-Trip Climbing

Aarash Sofla

To join you must know how to rappel and be solid at 5.9 outdoors. We drive sunday morning to Seneca, climb a couple multipitch routes ( difficulty depends on the participants) and come back late night. Trad leaders have privilage, but if interested in following, sign up. The final number of participants depends on the number of leaders who join. …

Beginner/Intermediate Outdoor Climbing at Hidden Rocks

Eric Stauffer

If you are a beginner or intermediate climber and would like to get some more outdoor climbing experience, this is the trip for you. To join, you must know how to tie into the rope and belay. If you are experienced and want to practice setting top-rope anchors, you are welcome to join as well. There are easy/moderate routes @ …

Trip Leader Workshop!

Meghan Milo

Everyone is encouraged to lead trips, and it’s easier than you think! At this workshop, we’ll talk about how to lead different types of trips, what to do about gear, how to handle trip expenses, what types of trips are allowed, and how to set trips up online. As an incentive to lead, we’ll reimburse your dues after leading four …

Day Trip to Seneca/Advanced Multipitch Climbing

Aarash Sofla

We drive sunday morning to Seneca, climb a couple multipitch routes ( defficulty depends on the participants) and come back late night. Trad leaders have privilage, but if interested in following, sign up. The final number of participants depends on the number of leaders who join. To join you must know how to rappel. I will let you know by …

Peak this Week

Landon Kanner

Thursday is College Night (half price) at Peak Experiences No Experience Necessary–All Levels Welcome If you have all your gear, you may show up at 5:30 If you need gear, please be on time

Day Hike and Picnic at Ragged Mountain Nature Area

Richard Weinmann

A quick walk around the Ragged Mountain Nature Area and a chance to have lunch outside. The walk is 3.5 miles or 6 miles depending on the trail we choose on the day. We will leave around 11am and should be back before 3.30. Bring a small daypack, water and something to eat. It may be cold or wet, so …

Climbing Thursday at Peak

William Kohlbrenner

Hey guys, lets go climb at Peak this Thursday. We will meet up at 5:00 SHARP (not 5:15), in front of echols. If you need gear, please arrive a little bit early so we can go ahead and start checking it out to you. If you want to be back earlier than 11:30, please do not sign up, I want …

Climbing Thursday at Peak

William Kohlbrenner

So Ive had a hellish week. By wednesday (tomorrow), I will have completed 3 tests, an oral presentation, a four page essay, and two labs, along with other homework. So on thursday i want to get the hell out of dodge and go climbing at peak. We’ll leave at 5:15 from Echols, and probably be back around 1130 (if you …

Climbing at Peak, Without the Dancing, But Double the Fun!

William Kohlbrenner

Hey guys, same deal as usual, leave at 5:15 on Thursday. We will be leaving with the other people, but split ways later. Ive limited the trip to one person, so everyone will go to waitlist at first. Thanks

Crevasse Rescue 1/Glacier Rope Up Workshop

Aarash Sofla

finally a bad weather for a weekend. this is aimed to be a start point for people who dream about alpine or expeditions (I know some of you). if you have mountain climbing experience I recommend it. we talk about how the glacier rope up is for different number of teams and stuff like that. then I show you how …

Climbing at Peak Thursday Night

William Kohlbrenner

Hey guys: Climbing at Peak Thursday night! Cost is $5.50, club pays for gas if you drive! We will depart at 5:15 pm from Echols Dorm, please be there a few minutes early if you need gear. Also, if you want to be back earlier than what is listed on the trip, please do not sign up. I want everyone …

Climbing Thursday Night at Peak!

William Kohlbrenner

Hey everyone: Lets all go climbing Thursday night at Peak! I would like to leave at exactly 5:15 p.m., so please show up a few minutes early so we can check the numbers, get gear for people, etc. If you want to leave early, please dont sign up! I would like for everyone to get as much climbing time as …

Rapelling Workshop/Beginner

Aarash Sofla

Everybody is welcome to sign up, no prior experience required. but if you are a climber and planning to do more advanced climbing in future like multipitches this is highly recommended. (please do not sign up if you have attended similar clincs before) I will show you different rapelling styles and rapelling backups (safety systems) and we practice them. One …

Climbing: Intermediate/Advanced

Rick Evans

Saturday is forecasted to be cool and sunny. Hence, some climbing is in order. We’ll head to Franklin Crag- a place that offers routes rated from 5.8 to 5.12. People who can proficiently climb (top-rope) somewhere within this range are encouraged to join. If you are unable to climb most 5.8’s then please do not sign up. After climbing, we …

Multi-Pitch Climbing/ Advanced

Aarash Sofla

If you have ever climbed multi pitch-trad, or you feel it’s time for you to challenge routes higher than usual half a pitch top ropes, I invite you to join this day-trip to the Seneca Rocks. we will climb in the East side in the morning and West side in the afternoon to stay warm. We will leave Charlottesville early …

Climbing Via Ferrata

Rick Evans

This trip is designed for brave climbers and NON-climbers looking for a unique and fun adventure! The trip takes place at Nelson Rocks on the VA/WVA border. Nelson Rocks is defined by the two giant rock towers that crown a beautiful green mastiff. Some of the longest rock climbing pitches on the east coast can be found here. Along these …

Intermediate/Advanced Climbing at Seneca Rocks

Aarash Sofla

In order to join to this trip you should be solid at 5.9 indoors, means you can climb most of 5.9s you try in rocky top or Peak without falling. if you have trouble on 5.9 or below ask me before signing up, please. there are not many easy routes in the place we plan to go. The plan is …

How to Set Top Rope Workshop

Aarash Sofla

No experience is required for this trip. If you know how to set top rope or have taken courses in past and want to be approved as club top rope leader in future I encourage you to join to this trip in order to refresh and show us your skills, You will be learning how to set top rope using …

Rapelling Workshop

Aarash Sofla

Everybody is welcome to sign up, no prior experience required. but if you are a climber and planning to do more advanced climbing like multipitches this is highly recommended. I will show you different rapelling styles and rapelling backups (safety systems) and we practice them. One of these method is a hand free system which can be used for hanging …

Multipitch Climbing at Seneca

Aarash Sofla

This trip is for you if -You have done multipitch before (either followed or led) Or -You lead trad but haven’t done multipitch ever Or -you top rope 5.9+ and you enjoy cold hands and numb fingers. We sleep at the Seneca campsite (the one right after the right turn at stop sign at the “climb and eat” restaurant). Then …

Intermediate/Advanced/Multipitch Climbing at Seneca Rocks

Aarash Sofla

The Seneca Rocks is one of the Trad climbing and Multi pitch mecca of the East coast. we leave Friday evening and will be back sunday night late.it’s a 3 hours drive. two full days of climbing and two nights of camping.The trip can range from Top rope (5.8+) to trad climbing and multi pitch upto 3 pitches. -If you …

Multi-Pitch Climbing at the Seneca Rocks

Aarash Sofla

This is an advanced climbing trip. To be able to join this trip you should 1-know how to belay a leader 2- be comfortable with rappeling If the trip is full, go ahead and sign up I will adjust it depending on participants skills. If you have led trad any level or climbed multi-pitch I highly encourage you to sign …

Toprope climbing + rappelling workshop

Thiago Ize

We will be toproping (anyone can do this). We will also have a rappelling workshop where we will learn lots of neat ways to rappel. This trip is fine for complete beginners. Outdoors at UVa provides: Climbing gear You must bring: Water, lunch, rain gear (for small drizzles)