Events

The AAC Triangle Chapter organizes climbing education clinics and informal social events.

 
 

Rappelling Best Practices

Hands-on discussion and practice of the AAC Best Practices for rappelling. Technique is learned on the ground, then participants climb to the top of the wall and rappel down to practice. This clinic is for those that want to learn best practices for rappelling.

 

Two Bolt Anchors: The QUad

Hands-on discussion and practice of solid anchor setup. The Quad anchor and other common two-bolt anchor setups are covered. This clinic is for climbers that want to set up a top rope anchor outside.

 

Two Bolt Anchors: Cleaning And Lowering

Hands-on discussion and practice of how to remove gear (clean) and lower from the anchors after a climb. This clinic is for those who want to learn best practices for cleaning bolted top anchors outside.

 
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Knots for Climbers

Hands-on small group discussion and practice about knots and hitches frequently used for climbing. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, you’ll find topics suitable for your skill level.

 

What clinics do you want to see offered? Let us know what you think here.

 
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Pint Night

Join us to share your latest adventure, poll the group with a question, plan your next outdoor trip, or just hang out. All are welcome!

Next Pint Nights:

August 5th, 7 PM @ Trophy On Maywood

September 2nd, 7 PM @ Bond Brothers, Cary

 
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Women’s Climbing Night

Are you a new climber looking for a female mentor? Are you an experienced climber looking to climb with other women? Want to make friends with other female climbers? Come climb with a group of female-identifying climbers ages 18+, all skill levels.

Join us at TRC Morrisville, in the area with the tall walls. There will be nametags and purple wrist bands available to find each other. After climbing, come for a bite or a pint at Ruckus! We will have a revolving table starting at 9:30.

Next Women’s Climbing Night: 8/12, 7:30 PM @ TRC Morrisville


 

Partner Events

 
 

Special Olympics of North Carolina

Over The Edge @ Wells Fargo Capitol Center - September 27-28, 2019

This year, SONC's Over The Edge fundraiser turns 10. Sign up to fundraise for the Special Olympics of North Carolina and rappel 30 floors down the side of the Wells Fargo Capitol Center in downtown Raleigh on Sept 28. Or, sign up to be a ropes volunteer, where you'll support these brave supporters during their exhilarating ride.

To sign up as a fundraiser, visit: http://sonc.net/help-to-fundraise/over-the-edge/

For rope volunteers, sign up here: https://forms.gle/v4F8LcZ39sSnrv6L8

 

American Alpine Club Charlotte Chapter

Climb With Us @ Pilot Mountain - September 7, 2019

Event registration link (Facebook) - registration and waiver are required

All are welcome to join us, September 7th, at Pilot Mountain State Park, for a community climbing day. Registration is free and required to attend. Registration will Open August 5th.

We will meet at the upper "Pinnacle" parking lot at 9 am. Pilot not only features the shortest hike in, and real bathrooms, but it is also one of the better sport climbing areas in North Carolina. This makes for a unique venue where we can setup routes of all difficulty levels. Please bring appropriate climbing gear, snacks, water and a great attitude.

Climb With Us @ Stone Depot - October 6, 2019

Event registration link (Facebook) - registration and waiver are required

Hey Climbers, for October we are planning a trip to Stone Depot in Brevard, North Carolina. This is a FREE event (registration required, registration open September 9th) open to any climber interested in following, or leading, slabby multi-pitch routes.

You can find out more info on the area through Mountain Project or by reaching out directly at CharlotteChapter@americanalpineclub.org

Carolina Climbers Coalition Events

2019 Peregrine Falcon Closures

There is a confirmed active Peregrine Falcon nest on the route Fathom Escape Hatch at Laurel Knob. The CCC has instituted a closure of Fathom and the nearby routes to help protect the nest. The adult pair is very active in the area and they will likely dive bomb you if you enter the closure area. Please respect this voluntary closure and stay off the routes around Fathom until further notice. Thanks for your cooperation.

Visit carolinaclimbers.org for more info. If you’re not a CCC member, consider joining!

Melrose Mountain Climbing Area

A new climbing area, Melrose Mountain, has been opened near Tryon, NC. In 2019, the CCC worked with the Town of Tryon and Blue Ridge Adventure Guides to negotiate public climbing access at Melrose Mountain. Thank you Town of Tryon and BRAG! The two climbing areas are located on Hogback Mountain Road, about 8 miles outside of Tryon's downtown. The two separate areas are less than a mile apart from each other. For more info about Melrose Mountain, visit the CCC’s website.

TRC Events

Bond Brothers Climbing Club

Every thursday, Starting @ 6:30 PM

TRIANGLE ROCK CLUB – MOrrisville

Let’s show up and climb at TRC Morrisville, then head over to Bond Brothers for some brews! Bouldering begins at 6:30pm and at 8:00pm we will be heading over to Bond Brothers Beer Company to grab a beer!

Sign up for the Meetup here: https://www.meetup.com/Triangle-Rock-Climbing-Meetup-Group/events/

Your first visit to the gym with the Meetup includes free admission and gear rental, and subsequent visits with the meetup are $15 and include harness rental (outside of meetups, day pass rates of $19 apply and do not include rentals). Don't worry if it's your first time or haven't bouldered before; everyone's welcome!

The North Face Global Climbing Day

Saturday, August 24

Everywhere

It’s time to rethink the way we look at walls. At The North Face, we see walls as places where people in the climbing community come together to test themselves, build trust, and strengthen bonds. Our 2018 global brand program, “Walls Are Meant For Climbing,” aims to counter the divisions we’re witnessing globally by inviting people to find trust in community.

For more information on “Walls Are Meant for Climbing” and Global Climbing Day, visit Thenorthface.Com/Walls.

Community Calendars

Check out TRC’s community calendars for events in Morrisville, Raleigh, and Durham.

Triangle Rock Club Meetup

Visit the group’s event page for more activities and dates. There’s always something on the schedule!

 

REI Events

Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing

Sunday, July 28 | 9 AM - 3 PM | Pilot Mountain State Park

If you’ve only climbed inside or you’re looking to explore rock climbing for the first time, this is your opportunity to practice with professional rock climbing instructors. All necessary gear provided by REI. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Register at REI.com/learn. REI Members: $85; Non-REI Members: $95

Find more REI events on the REI Website.