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.
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.
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: 10/14, 7:30 PM @ TRC Morrisville
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 @ 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.
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.
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!
Triangle Rock Club Meetup
Visit the group’s event page for more activities and dates. There’s always something on the schedule!
REI Member Fall Backyard Jam
Tuesday, October 22nd | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Durham REI | Register Here
REI invites you and a guest to join them along with fellow members for our Member Jam--basically a fun gathering of like-minded nature lovers, including REI employees. New Belgium Brewery will be providing cold brews and snacks so you can just chill with some relaxing social time. You'll bond over the great outdoors, share your unique outdoorsy stories--and maybe make a few new friends. Above all, you'll learn what makes the REI Co-op so special. So, swing by after work. You'll find us in the parking lot behind the Durham REI building. Guests must be 21+ with a valid ID to consume alcohol.
Find more REI events on the REI Website.