Come learn the basics of rock climbing outdoors from REI instructors at Carderock Recreation Area, C&O Canal.
September 16, 2017 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
September 17, 2017 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
September 24, 2017 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
October 14, 2017 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
October 22, 2017 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
October 28, 2017 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Come learn the basics of rock climbing outdoors. We'll focus on building solid fundamental skills, such as belaying, crack-climbing technique and face-climbing technique. If you've only climbed inside or you're looking to explore rock climbing for the first time, this is your opportunity to practice with professional rock climbing instructors. We provide harnesses, helmets and all the necessary gear for you to try out this fun and challenging sport! Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
Learn how to belay climbers and catch a fall. Learn climbing communication signals. Learn basic technique to climb rock faces and cracks. Gain confidence in your ability to maneuver up a rock. Learn how to choose the right climbing partner and location. $95 member; $114 nonmember. Minimum age 13. Registration.
Carderock Recreation Area
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath
Potomac, MD 20854