Hi everyone. I'm going to be moving to Maryland soon and would like to start climbing as soon as I can when I get there. If anyone has any advice for good places to go or is looking for an extra guy to join a group I am interested in hearing about it. As of now I plan to start off going to a few gyms to feel it out and post on some bulletin boards for regular partners. I hope to hear back from you guys soon.
I've been climbing in MD for over 15 years - its not a great climbing area but you can make it work if you're willing to train in a gym and go outside on the weekends.
If you're in the DC area I'd recommend hitting up Earthtreks Rockville - its one of the best gyms in the country and definitely the place to meet other climbers. Generally its a pretty social place so you should be able to find partners pretty quick.
PATC MS and the local chapter of the AAC are pretty active and a good way to link into some of the local climbing community.
PATC-MS used to do a weekly session at Caderock (a local top roping area). If that's still running that may be a good place to start.