Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Earth Treks Columbia Gear Swap to Benefit MAC!

Earth Treks Columbia's Fall Community Gear Swap
Saturday, August 29th
9am to 5pm.

Earth Treks has generously offered 10% of the proceeds to Mid Atlantic Climbers / Access Fund. This is a great time to get rid of some of your old gear, or pick up some more gear at a great price!
There will be special "One-Day-Only" membership deals and a BBQ Lunch 11am-2pm ($5/ Free for members).
For more info Contact: derick@earthtreksclimbing.com
Earth Treks is also hosting a members only Night Climbing afterward from 6-8pm
This promises to be a unique experience: lights off and headlamps on!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Fall 2009 Adopt-a-Crag Events

In partnership with the Access Fund, local climbing organization the Mid-Atlantic Climbers invites volunteers to particiate in the 7th annual Adopt-a-Crag events this September at Great Falls National Park, VA and Carderock Recreation Area, MD.

The two events will take place on Saturday, September 5th in Great Falls Park, VA and Saturday, September 26th in Carderock Recreation Area, MD. Volunteers will work with the park service on erosion control, trail maintenance, and other projects to ensure the resources at these national parks remain accessible to all visitors. This year, Adopt-a-Crag program will host clean-ups at over 100 climbing areas around the country including Great Falls and Carderock. Both events are supported by generous donations from Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), W.L. Gore, Eastern Mountain Sports and CLIF BAR.

Last year's DC area Adopt-a-Crag events were supported by over 250 volunteers. For two days, climbers helped lay down over five tons of gravel, three tons of wood chips, and removed several thousand pounds of trash. Volunteers also helped to maintain several miles of trails and wilderness areas that are used by visitors and climbers alike throughout the year.

For more information about Access Fund as well as other Adopt-a-Crag events please visit ( www.accessfund.org/adopt ),

No experience is necessary, this your chance to help sustain our most precious resource as rock climbers -our local crag.

To volunteer please contact Mid-Atlantic Climbers at midatlanticclimbers@gmail.com for more information.

Dates and Locations:
Saturday, September 5, 2009 at Great Falls National Park, Great Falls, VA
Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Carderock Recreation Area, MD

Time: 9:00am-2:00pm, check-in at 8:30am