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Trad Climbers Near Washington, DC!!!

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Seth Goldstein · · Washington, DC · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0



Shadrock · · Here and there. · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 367

Hey Seth,

I lived in DC for several years, often going solo or scrounging around for partners, before I realized that the overwhelming majority of really active climbers in the area weren't on MP. This may have changed, but I think you'll have a lot better luck hooking up with the Mountaineering Section of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (they also have a Meetup group). It seems that, out East, there's a long tradition of people getting together through clubs. Everybody I met from PATC (pronounced, yes, "Patsy") was pretty enthusiastic and, in general, they were a great group of folks. They often organize trips to Seneca, ice climbing in the Catskills, etc. I suggest you try and connect with them.

Seth Goldstein · · Washington, DC · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

Hey! Great Suggestion! thank you so much. I always forget about PATC. I've got enough of their guides and maps, you'd think I'd remember them :) 


J.J. Bremberg · · Fairfax, VA · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 0

Hey Seth,

I live in Annandale and definitely agree with what Shadrock recommended.  However, I am also always looking for new climbing partners! Shoot me a PM or a text (703) 407-8905.  I really like going to The New, but climb several days a week at Sportrock Alexandria.



Michael Diep · · Arlington, VA · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 0

Heading to buzzard rocks tomorrow. Any are welcome to join us. Leaving from northern Virginia. 

Spencer Perry · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 145

There is a decent sized contingent of tradsters at the ET Rockville gym. Make some friends up there and I am sure you will get introduced to a few people that are psyched on taking out newbies...

Seth Goldstein · · Washington, DC · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

Hey Michael!!! Thanks for the invite, I'm headed to rocks tomorrow otherwise I'd join!! Never been to buzzard, but def wanna give it a go. 

Spencer, super glad to hear it...ill have to make my way over there soon. I usually climb at the ET crystal city 

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