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Outdoor Sport Climbing
from $145.00
Outdoor Sport Climbing
from $145.00

$145 per person | Nelson Rocks, West Virginia

Full day | Top rope climbing and belay experience required; indoor sport lead and lead belay experience recommended

Take the next step in your climbing journey: Learn to sport lead climb safely outside and you'll be able to access thousands of crags and climbs around the world. Spend a full day immersed in the technical skills, climbing techniques, and outdoor climbing know-how you need need to lead climb and lead belay safely anywhere you go.

This class is an SRMG exclusive, offered for the first time at a private sport crag designed for the effective instruction of hard-to-teach techniques—it's a unique chance to learn essential skills in an environment that has all the nuanced challenges of real sport routes in a comfortable, focused setting. Lodging and other activities are available on-site at Nelson Rocks; contact us or check out their website for more details.

There is no strict climbing ability limit for this class, but we suggest being able to toprope 5.8 outside to get the most out of the day. Some indoor lead experience is recommended but not required.

You’ll learn:

  • The mechanics of lead climbing and belaying outdoors, including hanging draws, clipping, and taking and catching falls; 

  • Essential technical skills for outdoor sport climbing, including cleaning anchors, using a stick clip, and more;

  • Techniques for smooth, confident movement on outdoor sport routes, from route-reading and sequencing to climbing and resting techniques unique to real rock;

  • Crag etiquette, site safety, and management of the different objective hazards of outdoor vs indoor lead climbing.

You will receive an emailed receipt after signing up; a more detailed confirmation email will follow a few days prior to your class with detailed directions to the meeting location, gear list, etc. Please feel free to call or email in the meantime with questions!

ET Members and returning students—please email us at srmgpotomac@gmail.com first for your discount code!

COVID-19: We’ve been working to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

Top Rope Anchors - 4/23 Private Class
from $150.00
Top Rope Anchors - 4/23 Private Class
from $150.00

$150 per person
Full day | Top rope climbing and belay experience preferred | Carderock, MD

A full day focused on the skills you need to climb safely and independently outdoors—wherever and whenever you want. You'll learn best practices and gain hands-on experience building solid and redundant top rope anchors using natural protection (trees and rocks) that you can climb on with confidence.

​YOU'LL LEARN:

  • Fundamental principles and current best practices for solid, redundant anchors using natural protection in common terrain
  • Anchor gear selection and use
  • Essential knots and backups
  • Terrain assessment, site safety (mind the edge!), and efficiency
  • Environmental impact mitigation

You will receive an emailed receipt after signing up; a more detailed confirmation email will follow a few days prior to your class with detailed directions to the meeting location, gear list, etc. Please feel free to call or email in the meantime with questions!

ET Members and returning students—please email us at srmgpotomac@gmail.com first for your discount code!

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

Intro to Trad Climbing - 3/7 private
from $150.00
Intro to Trad Climbing - 3/7 private
from $150.00

$150 per person | full day | Top rope climbing and belay experience required | Great Falls, VA

Prepare to get on the sharp end with a comprehensive introduction to trad lead climbing—the ultimate path toward adventure and freedom. You'll level up your climbing with hands-on practice placing and testing passive and active protection and learn to build the complex anchors you'll need when there are no bolts in sight. When you're ready, put your new knowledge into action with Learn to Lead Part 2 and 3 in Seneca Rocks, WV.

​YOU'LL LEARN:

  • To place, assess, and test both passive (nuts and hexes) and active (cams) protection;

  • To build bomber multi-point anchors in unique situations using natural protection and gear;

  • Principles and concepts of safe, successful trad lead climbing

ET Members and returning students—please email us at srmgpotomac@gmail.com first for your discount code!

You will receive an emailed receipt after signing up; a more detailed confirmation email will follow a few days prior to your class with detailed directions to the meeting location, gear list, etc. Please feel free to call or email in the meantime with questions!

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

Road Trip: Intro to Trad and Multi-Pitch at Annapolis Rocks
from $350.00
Road Trip: Intro to Trad and Multi-Pitch at Annapolis Rocks
from $350.00

$350 per person | Full weekend
Annapolis Rock, Md | Top rope climbing & belay experience required

A proper trad climbing weekend! Backpack in along the Appalachian Trail to local beauty spot Annapolis Rock and spend two full days learning and practicing multi-pitch and trad climbing skills on steep, tall white quartzite cliffs—some of the best climbing within an hour of DC. We'll camp overnight within sight of the crags and enjoy dinner and breakfast overlooking Maryland's best sunset vista in a truly immersive backcountry experience. 

This weekend trip combines our Multi-Pitch Fundamentals and Intro to Trad classes into two very full days—by the end of the trip you'll have a solid foundation of knowledge and practice to continue building on for traditional multi-pitch climbing. You’ll learn:

  • Advanced belay skills

  • Multi-pitch systems including rope management, belay transitions, and complex rappels

  • Essential gear knowledge and cleaning skills

  • To place, assess, and test both passive (nuts and hexes) and active (cams) protection

  • To build bomber multi-point anchors in unique situations using natural protection and gear

  • Hands-on practice placing gear while climbing with instructor feedback

  • Principles and concepts of safe, successful trad lead climbing

​This trip includes a short but strenuous (2 mile) guided hike carrying your own camping gear into the backcountry. 

2021 TRIP DATES

July 24-25

ET Members and returning students—please email us at srmgpotomac@gmail.com first for your discount code!

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

Top Rope Anchors (Womxn's-Only Session)
from $135.00
Top Rope Anchors (Womxn's-Only Session)
from $135.00

*2021 dates are now available! We add new classes throughout the season; follow us on Facebook or Instagram @srmgeast for the latest updates, or contact us for private and custom options*

$135 per person | Full day
Carderock/Great Falls | Top rope climbing & belay experience preferred

​A full day focused on the skills you need to climb safely and independently outdoors—wherever and whenever you want. You'll learn best practices and gain hands-on experience building solid and redundant top rope anchors using natural protection (trees and rocks) that you can climb on with confidence. You'll learn:

  • Fundamental principles and current best practices for solid, redundant anchors using natural protection in common terrain

  • Anchor gear selection and use

  • Essential knots and backups

  • Terrain assessment, site safety (mind the edge!), and efficiency

  • Environmental impact mitigation

You will receive an emailed receipt after signing up; a more detailed confirmation email will follow a few days prior to your class with detailed directions to the meeting location, gear list, etc. Please feel free to call or email in the meantime with questions!

ET Members and returning students—please email us at srmgpotomac@gmail.com first for your discount code!

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

Self-Rescue Fundamentals
from $150.00
Self-Rescue Fundamentals
from $150.00

*2021 dates are now available! We add new classes throughout the season; follow us on Facebook or Instagram @srmgeast for the latest updates, or contact us for private and custom options*

$150 per person | Full day
Annapolis Rock/Great Falls/Catoctin | Top rope climbing & belay experience required

The greatest day at the crag can go wrong. Do you have the technical skills and assessment framework to manage challenging situations and get yourself back to the ground safely? In this full day of hands-on learning and practice, you'll learn critical skills to handle the most common scenarios requiring rescue or alternate solutions—​foundational knowledge for any outdoor climber. You'll learn:

  • Alternative belay methods for emergency use

  • Rope ascension techniques

  • Emergency rappel systems 

ET Members and returning students—please email us at srmgpotomac@gmail.com first for your discount code!

You will receive an emailed receipt after signing up; a more detailed confirmation email will follow a few days prior to your class with detailed directions to the meeting location, gear list, etc. Please feel free to call or email in the meantime with questions!

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

Advanced Top Rope Systems
from $135.00
Advanced Top Rope Systems
from $135.00

*2021 dates are now available! We add new classes throughout the season; follow us on Facebook or Instagram @srmgeast for the latest updates, or contact us for private and custom options*

$135 per person | Full day
Carderock/Great Falls | Top rope anchor building experience required

Continue to build your anchor skills and access new challenges with advanced techniques for top rope anchors. You'll gain hands-on practice as well as contextual critical thinking skills to help you confidently manage complex sites and climbs, including top-access sites (such as many riverside climbs at Great Falls) and climbs with additional hazards such as roofs and traverses. You'll learn:

  • How to build solid, strong anchors for top-managed sites

  • Critical top-belay and lowering techniques

  • Basic hauling and pulley systems

  • How and when to use directionals to increase climber safety

You will receive an emailed receipt after signing up; a more detailed confirmation email will follow a few days prior to your class with detailed directions to the meeting location, gear list, etc. Please feel free to call or email in the meantime with questions!

ET Members and returning students—please email us at srmgpotomac@gmail.com first for your discount code!

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

Road Trip: Seneca Rocks (EarthTreks Exclusive)
from $330.00
Road Trip: Seneca Rocks (EarthTreks Exclusive)
from $330.00

ET MEMBER EXCLUSIVE! ROAD TRIP: SENECA ROCKS, WV

$330 per person | Full weekend
Seneca Rocks, WV | Top rope belay and climbing experience recommended

​All roads lead to Seneca Rocks—the tallest peak on the East Coast only accessible through technical climbing. Unique fins of Tuscarora quartzite tower over a confluence of two rivers, offering spectacular multi-pitch climbing and breathtaking exposure that have called to climbers from all over the world since the 1940s. You'll have the opportunity to build skills with a custom curriculum, or simply enjoy being expertly led up classic routes by the most experienced guides in the North Fork Valley. Get ready to stand on the summit of Seneca Rocks! This camping and climbing trip is open to all skill levels and includes:​

  • Camping at SRMG's private creekside campground with full outdoor kitchen and amenities

  • Dinner Saturday night and breakfast Sunday morning

  • Two days of guided climbing

UPCOMING DATES

May 22-23 | July 17-18 | September 11-12

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

Road Trip: Sport Climbing at Nelson Rocks
from $350.00
Road Trip: Sport Climbing at Nelson Rocks
from $350.00

$350 per person | Full weekend
Nelson Rocks, WV |  Top rope climbing & belay experience required; indoor sport lead & lead belay experience recommended

Learn to sport lead climb safely outside and you'll be able to access thousands of crags and climbs around the world. Spend a full weekend immersed in the technical skills, climbing techniques, and outdoor climbing know-how you need need to lead climb and lead belay safely anywhere you go.

This class is an SRMG exclusive, offered for the first time at a private sport crag designed for the effective instruction of hard-to-teach techniques—it's a unique chance to learn essential skills in an environment that has all the nuanced challenges of real sport routes in a comfortable, focused setting. Lodging and activities for non-climbers are available on-site at Nelson Rocks; contact us or check out their website for more details. You’ll learn:

  • The mechanics of lead climbing and belaying outdoors, including hanging draws, clipping, and taking and catching falls; 

  • Essential technical skills for outdoor sport climbing, including cleaning anchors, using a stick clip, and more;

  • Techniques for smooth, confident movement on outdoor sport routes, from route-reading and sequencing to climbing and resting techniques unique to real rock;

  • Crag etiquette, site safety, and management of the different objective hazards of outdoor vs indoor lead climbing.

​There is no strict climbing ability limit for this class, but we suggest being able to toprope 5.8 outside to get the most out of the day. Some indoor lead experience is recommended but not required. Private camping at Nelson Rocks and group dinner/breakfast at SRMG base camp in Seneca Rocks is included.

2021 TRIP DATES

April 17-18 | June 26-27 | August 21-22 | October 9-10

You will receive an emailed receipt after signing up; a more detailed confirmation email will follow a few days prior to your class with detailed directions to the meeting location, gear list, etc. Please feel free to call or email in the meantime with questions!

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

Road Trip: Sport Climbing at Nelson Rocks (EarthTreks Exclusive)
from $330.00
Road Trip: Sport Climbing at Nelson Rocks (EarthTreks Exclusive)
from $330.00

ET MEMBER EXCLUSIVE! ROAD TRIP: OUTDOOR SPORT CLIMBING IN NELSON ROCKS,WV

$330 per person | Full weekend
Nelson Rocks, WV |  Top rope climbing and belay experience required; indoor sport lead and lead belay experience recommended

Learn to sport lead climb safely outside and you'll be able to access thousands of crags and climbs around the world. Spend a full weekend immersed in the technical skills, climbing techniques, and outdoor climbing know-how you need need to lead climb and lead belay safely anywhere you go.​

This class is an SRMG exclusive, offered for the first time at a private sport crag designed for the effective instruction of hard-to-teach techniques—it's a unique chance to learn essential skills in an environment that has all the nuanced challenges of real sport routes in a comfortable, focused setting. Lodging and activities for non-climbers are available on-site at Nelson Rocks; contact us or check out their website for more details. You’ll learn:

  • The mechanics of lead climbing and belaying outdoors, including hanging draws, clipping, and taking and catching falls; 

  • Essential technical skills for outdoor sport climbing, including cleaning anchors, using a stick clip, and more;

  • Techniques for smooth, confident movement on outdoor sport routes, from route-reading and sequencing to climbing and resting techniques unique to real rock;

  • Crag etiquette, site safety, and management of the different objective hazards of outdoor vs indoor lead climbing.​

There is no strict climbing ability limit for this class, but we suggest being able to toprope 5.8 outside to get the most out of the day. Some indoor lead experience is recommended but not required. Private camping at Nelson Rocks and group dinner/breakfast at SRMG base camp in Seneca Rocks is included.

​UPCOMING DATES

​May 22-23 | July 17-18 | September 11-12

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

Summer Climbing Camp: Seneca Rocks
from $1,475.00
Summer Climbing Camp: Seneca Rocks
from $1,475.00

$1475 per camper | 8 days (Saturday-Saturday)
Seneca Rocks, WV |  Top rope climbing & belay experience required

Spend a full week climbing, camping, and developing confidence and leadership skills outdoors in unplugged, rustic Seneca Rocks, WV—the tallest peak on the East Coast only accessible through technical climbing. Unique fins of Tuscarora quartzite tower over a confluence of two rivers, offering spectacular multi-pitch climbing and breathtaking exposure that have called to climbers from all over the world since the 1940s.

An action-packed seven days include plenty of time on the rock in single- and multi-pitch climbs, with technical instruction including gear, movement, and self-rescue skills; as well as swimming and fishing in local rivers; exploring local caves and via ferrata systems; and camp cooking and backcountry skills—but the lasting takeaways include learning to communicate with a partner, assessing risk and solving problems in wild country, and taking on leadership roles within a group.

Tuition includes all climbing and camping equipment (except personal sleeping gear) as well as meals and group camping on-site at Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides Base Camp. High guide-to-camper ratios ensure each camper receives personal attention and achieves success on challenges tailored to their ability levels. Our expert guides are the area's most experienced and trusted certified professionals, with unique local knowledge and industry-leading safety standards and records. Camp activities include:

  • Single- and multi-pitch climbing instruction and coaching with certified guides

  • Trad following and leading practice

  • Self-rescue seminars and practice

  • Swimming, fishing, via ferrata, and caving

  • Camp cooking and backcountry skills

  • Teamwork, communication, and partnership skills

  • Risk assessment, group management, and problem-solving skills

  • Leadership development

2021 CAMP DATES

June 19-26 | July 10-17 | August 7-14

ET Members and returning students—please email us at srmgpotomac@gmail.com first for your discount code!

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing
from $135.00
Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing
from $135.00

**2021 dates are now available! We add new classes throughout the season; follow us on Facebook or Instagram @srmgeast for the latest updates, or contact us for private and custom options**

$135 per person | Full day

Carderock/Great Falls | No experience required

 

Get outside! Fundamental skills for new and aspiring outdoor climbers—taught on real rock. Whether you're climbing for the first time or a gym climber looking to try climbing outdoors, start your journey near home with expert guidance.​ You'll learn:

  • Gear selection and use

  • Basic knots

  • Belay technique

  • Rock-reading skills and climbing movement

  • Rappelling

  • Crag etiquette and stewardship​

ET Members and returning students—please email us at srmgpotomac@gmail.com first for your discount code!

You will receive an emailed receipt after signing up; a more detailed confirmation email will follow a few days prior to your class with detailed directions to the meeting location, gear list, etc. Please feel free to call or email in the meantime with questions!

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

Top Rope Anchors
from $135.00
Top Rope Anchors
from $135.00

*2021 dates are now available! We add new classes throughout the season; follow us on Facebook or Instagram @srmgeast for the latest updates, or contact us for private and custom options*

$135 per person | Full day
Carderock/Great Falls | Top rope climbing & belay experience preferred

​A full day focused on the skills you need to climb safely and independently outdoors—wherever and whenever you want. You'll learn best practices and gain hands-on experience building solid and redundant top rope anchors using natural protection (trees and rocks) that you can climb on with confidence. You'll learn:

  • Fundamental principles and current best practices for solid, redundant anchors using natural protection in common terrain

  • Anchor gear selection and use

  • Essential knots and backups

  • Terrain assessment, site safety (mind the edge!), and efficiency

  • Environmental impact mitigation

This class is also available as part of our Coopers Rock Road Trips

You will receive an emailed receipt after signing up; a more detailed confirmation email will follow a few days prior to your class with detailed directions to the meeting location, gear list, etc. Please feel free to call or email in the meantime with questions!

ET Members and returning students—please email us at srmgpotomac@gmail.com first for your discount code!

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

Multi-Pitch Fundamentals (Multi-Pitch School Part 1)
from $150.00
Multi-Pitch Fundamentals (Multi-Pitch School Part 1)
from $150.00

*2021 dates are now available! We add new classes throughout the season; follow us on Facebook or Instagram @srmgeast for the latest updates, or contact us for private and custom options*

$150 per person | Full day
Annapolis Rock/Great Falls/Catoctin | Top rope climbing & belay experience required

Get oriented and build familiarity with the gear, systems, and skills of traditional climbing in a multi-pitch environment—you'll practice technical skills and gain the knowledge you need to be a safe, competent partner to a guide or leader and get the most of every trad following experience. When you're ready, book further classes in Seneca Rocks, WV to try your new skills in a real-world multi-pitch environment. You'll learn:

  • Advanced belay skills including lead belay/top belay and use of ground anchors;

  • Multi-pitch systems including rope management and belay transitions;

  • The basics of cleaning trad gear as a follower;

  • Multi-pitch rappels

This class is also available as part of a backcountry camping and climbing trip at Annapolis Rocks July 24-25.

ET Members and returning students—please email us at srmgpotomac@gmail.com first for your discount code!

You will receive an emailed receipt after signing up; a more detailed confirmation email will follow a few days prior to your class with detailed directions to the meeting location, gear list, etc. Please feel free to call or email in the meantime with questions!

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

Intro to Trad Climbing (Learn to Lead Part 1)
from $150.00
Intro to Trad Climbing (Learn to Lead Part 1)
from $150.00

*2021 dates are now available! We add new classes throughout the season; follow us on Facebook or Instagram @srmgeast for the latest updates, or contact us for private and custom options*

$150 per person | Full day
Annapolis Rock/Great Falls/Catoctin | Top rope climbing & belay experience required

Prepare to get on the sharp end with a comprehensive introduction to trad lead climbing—the ultimate path toward adventure and freedom. You'll level up your climbing with hands-on practice placing and testing passive and active protection and learn to build the complex anchors you'll need when there are no bolts in sight. When you're ready, put your new knowledge into action with multipitch trad climbing classes in Seneca Rocks, WV. You'll learn:

  • To place, assess, and test both passive (nuts and hexes) and active (cams) protection

  • To build bomber multi-point anchors in unique situations using natural protection and gear

  • Hands-on practice placing gear while climbing with instructor feedback

  • Principles and concepts of safe, successful trad lead climbing

This class is also available as part of a backcountry camping and climbing trip at Annapolis Rocks July 24-25.

ET Members and returning students—please email us at srmgpotomac@gmail.com first for your discount code!

You will receive an emailed receipt after signing up; a more detailed confirmation email will follow a few days prior to your class with detailed directions to the meeting location, gear list, etc. Please feel free to call or email in the meantime with questions!

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

Top Rope Labs
from $45.00
Top Rope Labs
from $45.00

$45 per person
Half day | Carderock, MD

Want another eye on your top rope anchors before going out on your own? Join us for a drop-in morning session of professional critique, feedback, and guidance as needed to feel confident that your anchors are solid and secure.

This is *not* a teaching class; instructors will assume you've already taken Top Rope Anchors with us or have equivalent experience with ASERENE anchor concepts, knots, and materials This session is for evaluation, feedback, and guidance only, with an eye toward:

  • Best practices for solid, redundant anchors using natural protection in common terrain
  • Anchor gear selection and use
  • Essential knots and backups
  • Terrain assessment, site safety (mind the edge!), and efficiency
  • Environmental impact mitigation

You will receive an emailed receipt after signing up; a more detailed confirmation email will follow a few days prior to your class with detailed directions to the meeting location, gear list, etc. Please feel free to call or email in the meantime with questions!

ET Members and returning students—please email us at srmgpotomac@gmail.com first for your discount code!

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

Womxn's Climbing Clinic
from $135.00
Womxn's Climbing Clinic
from $135.00

*2021 dates are now available! We add new classes throughout the season; follow us on Facebook or Instagram @srmgeast for the latest updates, or contact us for private and custom options*

$135 per person | Full day
Carderock | No experience required

Join us for a day of crushing your climbing goals and discovering new ones with other women in a supportive, community-building environment! The area's best female instructors will guide you through a day of building confidence, climbing skills, and technical knowledge. You’ll learn the fundamentals of outdoor top rope climbing, including:

  • Movement and technique on natural rock, with instruction tailored to your strengths

  • Best practices for safety and stewardship

  • Basic top rope anchor demo and explanation of principles

  • Opportunities to find new climbing partners

  • A supportive and inclusive environment

You will receive an emailed receipt after signing up; a more detailed confirmation email will follow a few days prior to your class with detailed directions to the meeting location, gear list, etc. Please feel free to call or email in the meantime with questions!

ET Members and returning students—please email us at srmgpotomac@gmail.com first for your discount code!

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

Gym to Crag: Intermediate Outdoor Rock Climbing
from $135.00
Gym to Crag: Intermediate Outdoor Rock Climbing
from $135.00

*2021 dates are now available! We add new classes throughout the season; follow us on Facebook or Instagram @srmgeast for the latest updates, or contact us for private and custom options*

$135 per person | Full day
Carderock/Great Falls | Top rope climbing and belay experience required

Turn your indoor climbing skills into smooth, confident movement on real rock. With a focus on subtler footwork, balance, and the nuances of finding and using rock holds and features, you’ll refine your climbing technique and technical skills for deeper engagement with every route and a strong foundation for all future climbing objectives. This next-step technique and movement class will have you climbing stronger both indoors and out! You’ll learn:

  • New climbing techniques unique to climbing outdoors, including basic crack climbing techniques

  • How to stand, smear, and smedge confidently on small and slippery feet

  • Weight shifting, balance, and body tension for efficient movement on poor holds

  • How to read the rock, identify holds, and sequence your climbs

  • Crag etiquette and management of the different objective hazards of outdoor climbing

You will receive an emailed receipt after signing up; a more detailed confirmation email will follow a few days prior to your class with detailed directions to the meeting location, gear list, etc. Please feel free to call or email in the meantime with questions!

ET Members and returning students—please email us at srmgpotomac@gmail.com first for your discount code!

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

Road Trip: Seneca Rocks
from $350.00
Road Trip: Seneca Rocks
from $350.00

$350 per person | Full weekend
Seneca Rocks, WV | Top rope climbing & belay experience recommended

All roads lead to Seneca Rocks—the tallest peak on the East Coast only accessible through technical climbing. Unique fins of Tuscarora quartzite tower over a confluence of two rivers, offering spectacular multi-pitch climbing and breathtaking exposure that have called to climbers from all over the world since the 1940s. You'll have the opportunity to build skills with a custom curriculum, or simply enjoy being expertly led up classic routes by the most experienced guides in the North Fork Valley. Get ready to stand on the summit of Seneca Rocks! This camping and climbing trip is open to all skill levels and includes:​​

  • Camping at SRMG's private creekside campground with full outdoor kitchen and amenities

  • Dinner Saturday night and breakfast Sunday morning

  • Two days of guided climbing

2021 TRIP DATES

April 17-18 | June 26-27 | August 21-22 | October 9-10

You will receive an emailed receipt after signing up; a more detailed confirmation email will follow a few days prior to your class with detailed directions to the meeting location, gear list, etc. Please feel free to call or email in the meantime with questions!

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

Road Trip: Cooper's Rock
from $350.00
Road Trip: Cooper's Rock
from $350.00

$350 per person | Full weekend
Coopers Rock, WV | Top rope belay experience recommended

A full weekend of technical instruction, movement clinics, and plenty of climbing time on the unique American gritstone of Coopers Rock State Forest, West Virginia. Overlooking the beautiful Cheat River Valley, Coopers Rock is a hidden gem with hundreds of boulder problems and routes on highly featured, coarse sandstone. Hone your skills, camp on-site or stay in nearby Morgantown, and enjoy an immersive climbing trip to one of our favorite area crags.

This weekend-long event combines our Top Rope Anchors and Intermediate Rock Climbing classes into two full days of experiential learning and engagement with the rock—you’ll learn to build a variety of solid anchors, then put them to the test by climbing on them during movement and climbing technique clinics. You’ll learn:

  • Fundamental principles and current best practices for solid, redundant top rope anchors

  • Anchor gear selection and use

  • Intermediate to advanced top rope anchor setups (optional) 

  • ​Movement techniques unique to climbing outdoors, including basic crack climbing techniques; how to stand, smear, and smedge confidently on small and slippery feet; and weight shifting, balance, and body tension for efficient movement on poor holds

  • How to read the rock, identify holds, and sequence your climbs

  • Crag etiquette and outdoor ethics

Please note the fee includes instruction only; we recommend reserving a campsite in the Coopers Rock State Forest or staying in Morgantown if you prefer not to camp.

2021 TRIP DATES

April 10-11 | June 5-6 | October 16-17

ET Members and returning students—please email us at srmgpotomac@gmail.com first for your discount code!

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

DC - Private Guiding Half Day
from $175.00
DC - Private Guiding Half Day
from $175.00

Open to all experience levels, private guiding is a 100% customizable day designed by the student and guide and can cover anything from intro outings to full days of technical curriculum. Call or email srmgpotomac@gmail.com to book.

Rates:

1 client: $175

2 clients: $120 per person

3 clients: $90 per person

4+: $75 per person

Max 6 clients per guide.

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments. 

DC Private Guiding
from $295.00
DC Private Guiding
from $295.00

Open to all experience levels, private guiding is a 100% customizable day designed by the student and guide and can cover anything from intro outings to full days of technical curriculum. Call or email srmgpotomac@gmail.com to book.

Rates:

1 client: $295

2 clients: $198 per person

3 clients: $165 per person

4+: $150 per person

Max 6 clients per guide.

Gift certificates are now available! Book now and redeem any time during the 2021 season.

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.
 
RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments.