- GORE-TEX & AAC Event Oct. 2 @the Silver Spring Civic Center in DC
- Seneca Rocks, WV Climbing WeekendOct. 11-14
- DC Section Events coming up!
- Slice O’ Pie Video Contest in the Southeast Kick-off
- Rumbling Bald Trail Days Re-Cap
The Washington DC Section has roughly 300 members in DC, Maryland and Virginia. We hold section meetings 3-4 times a year at the Cleveland Public Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington DC. Local rock climbing events are held at Great Falls and Carderock, National Parks just outside the DC metro area, and other areas such as the New River Gorge and Seneca Rocks in WV. Members’ interests also include ice climbing, alpine climbing, ski-touring and local gym climbing.
Contact & Volunteer
It's easy to get in touch with your Regional Coordinator, or the Club.
Email your Blue Ridge Section Chair, Simon Carr at email@example.com
Volunteer in the Section—Holding an Event & Speakers
Although most events have been held in and around Washington DC, there is no reason that we can’t hold activities in other areas where there are DC members. The Club is encouraging this, in part through the role of the regional coordinators that have been hired to help plan events. All that’s required is to contact Simon Carr or the regional coordinator with your ideas. I’d particularly like to have regional events that are both social and provide opportunities to go climbing, so if this is something you’d be interested in arranging let me know.
— Simon Carr, 202 340 7122.
Blue Ridge Section Chair
Simon Carr, the Blue Ridge Section Chairman, is originally from New Zealand and has lived in the U.S. for 10 years. He rock climbs most often, but has also spent a number of nights shivering on small ledges while trying to be an alpinist. He has climbed extensively in the U.S., New Zealand, the U.K., Continental Europe, and spent a summer in Antarctica as a field assistant. He is certain he has the largest collection of climbing guidebooks in Bethesda, Maryland.
The Facebook page was set up by David Giacomin, a long term AAC member who has taken on the role of Vice Chair. He will be helping organize events, and in particular will maintain the Facebook page. He is also investigating setting up a forum to allow members to communicate effectively with each other to find climbing partners, organize trips, sell gear etc. When Dave is not climbing rock, ice or alpine routes, he can be found hanging out at his home in Silver Spring, MD with his wife and dog. Dave can be contacted by email or phone 240-478-5475.