The Mountaineering Section of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC-MS)
PATC-MS is the premiere mountaineering, rock, and ice climbing club in the greater DC area. On any given day you can find PATC-MS members at the local crags or gyms. Since 1937 the club has provided a positive community for climbers of all levels to learn, grow, and thrive on vertical terrain. Members have access to informal training and mentorship, partially subsidized trips to local and distant destinations, conservation opportunities, access to the club gear closet, and eligibility for club grant programs. Join us and get on belay!
American Alpine Club (AAC)
AAC’s mission is to share and support our passion for climbing and respect for the places we climb.