Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Rise Up Climbing Gym
So.. The Plan:
Sunday.. 12pm.. side door of echols.. we will depart and head to Rise Up climbing gym in Lynchburg, Va.
First off Rise Up is a beautiful climbing gym located only 1.25hrs (or less depending on the driver..) from our humble ‘ol town.
Rise Up’s hours are 1-6p so we’ll climb until they kick us out or until we can’t hold on any longer. (I’m bringing tape so at least 3-4hrs)
Bring $11 ($9 group rate!) for gym admission
This trip is not designed as an intro trip. However, I only have intentions of bouldering at Rise Up. So, if you’re interested in getting into bouldering and have your own shoes or snag some from the gear room I would absolutely give advice, tips, intro tech etc (but only for bouldering).
Ropers don’t get discouraged! You should also come! However only if you know how to belay with a gri-gri (see below).
Gas Money will be reimbursed via the club, so all you have to do is:
join, bring gear, bring moniez (group rate), bring fluids and snacks
ABOUT RISE UP: they only use grigris there, so in order to pass the belay test you will have to know how to belay with a grigri. they are given to you and you do not have to know how to set up the rope in the grigri…just belay. If you’re looking for sport it’s BYOR.
Feel free to toss me an email if you have any questions 🙂