Climbing (Bouldering) Climbing (Bouldering)


  • Aug 28
  • 07:00 AM
  • Corner Of Echols Dorm


  • Aug 28
  • 09:00 PM
  • Corner Of Echols Dorm


  • Aug 27
  • 09:00 AM


  • $money for a possible dinner stop on the way home!


  • Summersville Lake, West Virginia, USA


Ever want to try free soloing without the anxiety that comes with putting your life in imminent danger? May I present to you: Deep Water Soloing. Basically, the climbs are right next to 10+ feet deep water that will catch you when you’re done climbing or happen to fall on your way up.

We’re lucky enough that we live only a few hours away from Summersville Lake, a DWS extravaganza! It’s a super cool lake with a range of climbing levels & styles, so don’t worry if you aren’t very experienced. We’ll start on some really easy rocks to get everyone feeling comfortable climbing and falling, and then check out some sendy stuff! And hey, don’t want to fall 30 feet into the water? You only fall as far as you climb. There’s also plenty of other chill activities to enjoy if you get tired.

You should, however, feel confident in your swimming and resurfacing abilities after falling so that we can all feel safe & comfortable. We’ll be navigating the lake with a raft, but you’ll need to be able to swim a short distance to it after falling in the water. Feel free to contact me with any questions!

7 am – meet at Echols
7:15ish – drive out to Summersville
10:30 – arrive at the parking lot & pump up the raft
11 – get in the water & get climbing! Hang out, paddle around, eat some snacks, and have a good time. Maybe even conquer the legendary Johnny Bravo!?
5ish (flexible depending on how long people want to stay! But 5 is probably the latest) – return to cars and head back to cville, get dinner on the way home depending on time
8:30/9 pm – arrival back in town!

What you need:
– Swimmy swimwear
– Towel
– Snacks & a lunch! We’ll be there all day
– Water
– Old climbing shoes or sneakers, or you can go barefoot! Don’t use the club climbing shoes because water can cause warping/damage
– Non-aerosol sunscreen
– Money for a possible food stop on the way back

Things Patrick & I will supply:
– A raft to navigate the lake
– Dry bags for our stuff
– A depth tester
– A possibly functioning knockoff GoPro

P.S. Drivers with big cars are oh so desired!!




Trips Attended: 88 Trips Led: 40



Trips Attended: 123 Trips Led: 64

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