Monday, June 6, 2011

Sugarloaf Clean & Climb - 06/18/2011

Our friends the Mountaineering Section of the Potomac Appalachian Mountain Club (PATC) are hosting a cleanup event at Sugarloaf Mountain near Comus, Maryland. The focus of the event will be trash removal from the base of the Boy Scout Ledges and Middle Earth climbing areas. After a morning of good deeds, folks are encouraged to stay and climb!

Sugarloaf Clean & Climb
Saturday June 18th, 2011

This is a great opportunity to give back to a local crag, meet some new friends and get your climb on!

Full Event Details can be found on the event page.
Contact the event coordinator at edwin.bachetti [at] to sign up or for questions.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Photo Contest

Mid Atlantic Climbers Photo Contest
with prizes every month and grand prizes!

June 1st - August 31st, 2011

We would like to see your best photographs of the Mid-Atlantic Region, whether doing work, climbing or just hanging around. Help us promote the area and the organizations that want to give back to our climbing community.

Grand Prizes:
1st grand prize – Mounted, matted and framed 8x10 of the winning photo, winning photo featured on the Mid Atlantic Climbers Webpage, and a MAC T-Shirt
2nd grand prize – Mounted 8x10 and a MAC T-Shirt
3rd grand prize – MAC T-Shirt
Monthly Prizes:
1st - Printed shot along with a shot mounted and a MAC T-Shirt
2nd – Printed photo and a MAC T-Shirt
3rd – MAC T-Shirt


Mid-Atlantic Climbers is looking to promote the fact that we have a strong climbing community along with our very beautiful and picturesque landscape.

You may enter up to five of your best shots, so choose strategically and choose wisely. While one person can win 1st prize in the monthly contest all three months, they cannot win multiple times in the overall competition.

Submissions should be sent to

The judging will be by both popular vote and a panel of objective judges. As all pictures will be posted on the Mid Atlantic Climbers' Facebook page, the picture with the most “Likes” will be awarded 5 points; 4 for the second most popular, on down to 1 point for 5th place.

Our panel of judges will also evaluate and award their choices for 1st through 5th on the same point scale. Total points determines winner. If there should be a tie, the judges suggestion will outweigh the popular vote.

A special thank you goes out to our friends at Erickson & Ripper Gallery for helping with this contest. All panel judging, framing and mounting will be provided by them. Please visit them at their galleries in Old Town Alexandria and Del Ray.