Announcements

P.e.A.k

Victoria Alvarez

Yuh, let’s climb. The Deetz: -Leaving from the ODC House (116 Washington Ave – by Scott Stadium) at 5:00 -Drive 1 hr 15ish to Peak -*You know what goes here* (climb, climb, climb, climb, climb – duh) -Drive back, maybe grab some grub, and ptfo hard/Thursday night shenanigans **Priority will be given to peeps who already know how to belay …

PONIES Round 2: MT ROGERS BACKPACKING!!

Victoria Alvarez

We’re gonna try this again. Why? Because this is Outdoors Club and we get outside B. I’ve heard so much about Mt Rogers and have never been. Yikes. I could use the classic “I’m a fourth year” or “I’m not getting any younger” copout, but I really just wanna see a WILD PONY. Also, it’s October. The weather is gorgeous. …

I’m Running Out of Peak Puns

Victoria Alvarez

You wanna climb too? Cool, same. Good talk. The Deetz: -Leaving from the ODC House (116 Washington Ave – by Scott Stadium) at 4:00 -Drive 1 hr 15ish to Peak -*You know what goes here* (climb – duh) -Drive back in time for some Thursday night tomfoolery **Priority will be given to peeps who already know how to belay and …

It’s Been a Long Week, and I Need to Climb

Victoria Alvarez

Yup, the title basically sums it up. We are meeting at the ODC House – that’s 116 Washington Ave, by Scott Stadium. We’ll drive ~1 hr 15ish to the Peak Experiences Climbing Gym in Richmond (indoor climbing), climb climb climb til we can’t climb no more (#fullsendfirsttry), and head back to Cville for those Friday night lights (yeeeuh). **Priority will …

Big Meadows Star Gazing

Chad Baily

No Sam Clinard = No Full Moon :(. But that hopefully means we’ll see more stars! If you need some quality time to contemplate life or just need to space out (hah, hope you got that) a little, come stargaze with us! We’ll head out to Big Meadows in Shenandoah National Park – it’s this big grassy field that attracts …

Cold Mountain? Cole Mountain? Coal Mountain? Idk, one of those

Victoria Alvarez

The best remedy for a potentially injured ankle is to walk it off, right? Keep hiking, yeah? Sweet, I’m in. So there is a debate on the actual name of this hike – Cole Mtn vs Cold Mtn (#hottake) but I’ll leave it up to you to decide – whatever feels right. It’s ~5.8 miles with 1,490 ft of elevation …

Just Peak

Victoria Alvarez

My brain is fried. I’m over school. Let’s go send it and do nothing else. Game plan: -5:30 – Leave ODC House (116 Washington Ave) -Drive 1 hr 15ish to Peak RVA SEND, SEND, SEND 10:00ish – head back to Cville 🙁 Grab some grub? Bedtime ***Priority will be given to people who already know how to belay and are …

Shark Bait Ooh Ha Ha: Intro to Kayaking Clinic

Victoria Alvarez

Hey there, Mr. Grumpy Gills. Are you upset cuz you haven’t gotten to paddle yet? Don’t be! Come hang out with Bill.I.am and me at Walnut Creek. We’ll go over some techniques like wet exits, t-rescues & boat over boats, rolling, (maybe some Z-drags?), and treat ourselves to a ferocious battle of sharks and minnows. This trip is 420% BEGINNER …

Final Hurrah Before Finals

Victoria Alvarez

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you survived another semester of college (maybe). Congratulations! What a time to be alive. #crushedit If you got totally steamrolled by your classes this year (aka moi), it’s time to use up what little gusto ya have left. Come party with me at Peak! Game Plan: 5:15 PM – leave ODC House …

Haven’t Done Hawksbill Yet

Victoria Alvarez

Title is self-explanatory. It’s the highest peak in Shenandoah, and I haven’t seen it yet. That’s a problem. Come help me fix it. Game Plan: Arrive at the trailhead around 10:30 and stretch those legs. We’re shooting for the 3 mile loop. If we get lost or feel extra ambitious, we might end up doing the 5.5. miles with Timber …

Advanced Backpacking Adventure: Adirondacks High Peaks Wilderness

Matthew Rosefsky

OVERVIEW: > Achieve vast views from atop New York State’s four tallest mountains, plus many more, on this backpacking adventure in the Adirondacks High Peaks Wilderness. > A warm-up day hike or two, then: backpacking 5 days, 4 nights, ~48 miles, ~15,000 feel total elevation gain (and loss). Mileages and elevation-changes noted below are approximate. > Community backpacking adventure welcoming …

When You Think You’ve Peaked

Victoria Alvarez

The Free Solo withdrawals are REEEAAAAALLL. I’ll always feel inferior to Alex Honnold, but it’s fine. We’re fine. Everything’s fine. F-I-N-E. I haven’t been to the RVA Gym and am itchin’ to redeem myself after that last Peak trip. So come hang! Here’s the dealio:leave ODC House, drive 1 hr 15 ish to the Peak Experiences Climbing Gym in Richmond, …

Halllllooooooowwweeeeeeen on Humpback: Waitlist Relief Hike

Victoria Alvarez

I can’t believe I’m doing this. RIP sleep. Before you get all wrapped up in the holiday’s festivities, join me for a wicked sunrise on Humpback Rocks! Sunrise is set for ~7:40. We’ll hike up the short trail, monster mash dance to warm ourselves up (it will be cold and windy), say Hell-o to the sun, and head back down. …

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, …