ClimbRightRVA

Climb Right RVA - A FREE Event at Manchester Wall - 4/27-28

 
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SATURDAY 4/27 - 9am-4pm. After Party at Vasen Brewery 6-9pm

SUNDAY 4/28 - 10am-3pm

After our Manchester Cleanup on 4/21, we will be hosting Climb Right RVA! This two-day FREE event consists of different climbing clinics at Manchester Wall right on the James.  We will have certified guides teaching beginner to advanced clinics on belaying, lead climbing, trad gear, movement, cleaning sport routes, rappelling, self-rescues, and more. There will be gear demos by Sterling, Wild Country, and Evolv as well as local food and drink vendors.

The purpose of this event is to help new climbers on sharpening their abilities.  Our goal is to help grow a supportive outdoor climbing community while minimizing risk and installing a strong respect for the environment.

Sign up if you plan to join us at a certain time, BUT, don't stress if you're not sure. There is no requirement to sign up and the class times are estimated, just show up when you can!

*Manchester Wall accessible from T.Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge or south side access.

Questions? Contact Aly Schaffner
 

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CANCELLED: Manchester Wall Clean Up - 4/21

 
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Please note: This event is CANCELED!

DUE TO THE THREAT OF SEVERE FLOODING THIS WEEKEND WE ARE CANCELLING THIS CLEAN UP (Climb Right is still ON for next weekend! We'll see you there!)

In anticipation of our free Climb Right RVA event April 27th & 28th, we are coordinating a volunteer cleanup of Manchester Wall and the surrounding areas. Come meet Peak and Groundworks RVA from 9am -2pm April 21st. Väsen Brewing and Ninja Kombucha will be there sweating away with us. Wear closed toed shoes Please help out if you can.

*Manchester Wall accessible from T.Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge or south side access.

Questions? Contact Aly Schaffner

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Climb Right RVA - A FREE Event at Manchester Wall - Nov. 17 & 18

 
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SATURDAY 11/17 - 10am-4pm. After Party at Vasen Brewery 6-10pm

SUNDAY 11.18 - 11am-3pm

After our Manchester Cleanup on 11/11, we will be hosting Climb Right RVA! This two-day FREE event consists of different climbing clinics at Manchester Wall in the heart of Richmond.  We will have certified guides teaching beginner to advanced clinics on belaying, lead climbing, trad gear, movement, cleaning sport routes, rappelling, self-rescues, and more. There will be gear demos and local food and drink vendors as well.

The purpose of this event is to help new climbers on sharpening their abilities.  Our goal is to help grow a supportive outdoor climbing community while minimizing risk and installing a strong respect for the environment.

Sign up if you plan to join us at a certain time, BUT, don't stress if you're not sure. There is no requirement to sign up and the class times are estimated, just show up when you can!

*Manchester Wall accessible from T.Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge or south side access.

Questions? Contact Aly Schaffner.  

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Climb Right RVA - A FREE Event 4/7-4/8

***WEATHER UPDATE

Unfortunately, due to a rainy forecast, we are cancelling the Saturday portion of Climb Right RVA. We will still be having the party at Väsen Brewing Company from 6pm-10pm on Saturday night, so we hope to see you there. Sunday is looking clear and good to go! Thank you for your support.

When:
Saturday April 7 from 6PM-10pm @ Väsen brewing co.
Sunday April 8 from 10am-3pm @ Manchester Wall

It's that time again! As Winter thaws out and turns into Spring, we all get excited to go out and climb. To prepare for these trips, Peak Expeditions is hosting a Climb Right event at Manchester wall on Sunday, April 8th, as well as a party to kick off the event at Väsen Brewing Co. on Saturday, April 7th.

This event is FREE and classes will run every 2 hours, first come, first serve for participants. Participants should bring personal gear such as harness, shoes, and belay device.  We will have top-rope climbing available for first-time climbers and gear will be provided.  We hope you can join us for this fun and unique learning opportunity!


Classes running every 2 hours:

1) Intro to Outdoor Climbing - an entry level course which discusses the challenges of climbing outdoors and the environmental responsibilities. We will cover everything from what climbing outdoors looks like to LNT, and general ethics of being at the crag.

2) Sport Climbing Outdoors - this course builds on the intro course and instructs specifics of sport leading, belaying, and anchor building.

3) Minimizing Risk - this is a highly recommended course for anyone climbing outdoors or wanting to climb outdoors. The most accidents happen during transitions and descending routes. We will instruct the best ways to clean anchors and lowering or repelling routes. We strongly recommend this course to all climbers regardless of experience!

4) Climbing Movement and Strategies - this course covers techniques for moving on the rock. We will teach; warming up prior to a climb , all the different hand and foot placements, how to rest, strategies for reading a route, etc....

5) Intro to Trad Climbing - this course is an introduction to Trad gear and placements. We will discuss different types of gear and how they all work. 

6) Advanced Trad - this course takes it to the next level with a strong focus on anchors and actual hands on placement of gear. We will customize the course specifically for the needs of the people attending. 

7) Self Rescue - this will be the most advanced course we will be offering. We will discus theories and practice different scenarios that you might find in the mountains. We will have a Q&A at the beginning to get a solid feel for what people want/need to learn. 

*Manchester Wall accessible from T.Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge or south side access.   

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Climb Right RVA - A FREE Event at Manchester Wall Sept. 23 & 24

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP FOR CLINICS ONLINE

*Online bookings will close at 6pm on Friday September 22 but walkups are welcome Saturday and Sunday.

Climb Right RVA is a two-day FREE event consisting of different climbing clinics at Manchester Wall in the heart of Richmond.  We will have certified guides teaching beginner to advanced clinics on belaying, lead climbing, trad gear, movement, cleaning sport routes, rappelling, self-rescues, and more.  There will be several climbs set up for the general public to experience top rope climbing as well.

The purpose of this event is to help new climbers on sharpening their abilities.  Our goal is to help grow a supportive outdoor climbing community while minimizing risk and installing a strong respect for the environment.

SATURDAY 9/23 - After Party at Vasen Brewery 6-10pm

*Manchester Wall accessible from T.Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge or south side access.  

Manchester Wall Clean Up - Sept. 16

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In anticipation of our free Climb Right RVA event we are coordinating a volunteer cleanup of Manchester Wall and the surrounding areas.  JROC, JRP, Peak, and others will be volunteering to clean the area and get it ready for both the event and the future new pathway. We will also be installing a new kiosk with signage about the wall.  There will even be goats on-site munching out on everything!  Please help out if you can.  Clean Up will start at 8am.

Questions? Contact Pete Guyre