Each month we Rendezvous! Why? Because there’s no better place to check your worries at the door and relax with friends than at Movement. After a year of hosting these events, we’ve learned a few of the common threads that tie everyone together. Whether you are a long-time member or just interested in exploring the gym, the Rendezvous is a great way to join in on the fun. Friends, fun, free beer and a chance to meet new friends--what more could you ask for?
1. GET TO KNOW THE MOVEMENT COMMUNITY
Come make new friends, hang with old friends, find new climbing partners and meet the staff! After you check out the new routes and buddy boulders, wash off the chalk (or not!) and enjoy free local beer (thanks to Mid Atlantic Climbers and generous breweries in Golden, CO), food truck and bake sale treats.
2. SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES AND GOOD CLIMBER CAUSES
Many local vendors and climbing organizations come out to the Rendezvous to talk about everything climbing...some even bring free samples! Showing up to the Rendezvous is a great way to learn about causes near and dear to your heart and various climbing groups/events. Mid Atlantic Climbers, Boulder Climbing Community, Leading Ladies of Climbing, Alpine Search and Rescue, District of Color Climbers, Climbing for Life, Latino Outdoors…there are a lot of amazing people doing amazing work all in the name of climbing.
If the stars are aligned, you might even happen upon a Rendezvous with a presentation from the American Alpine Club’s speaker series, or a demo from one of our shoe or gear vendors!3. PLAY
As adults, games aren’t in our day to day lives nearly enough. The more we get to play and learn during and past childhood, the better. Try your hand at giant Jenga, play climbing games, check out the tower of doom, try a buddy boulder, or see how many crates you can stack!
4. YOU'LL ALWAYS HAVE SOMETHING TO DO ON A FRIDAY NIGHT
All Rendezvous dates are consistent so you always know what to expect. If you’re on the east coast there is a rendezvous for each location. That means you’ll have a rendezvous for your first, second, third, AND fourth Friday of the month if you so wish! Golden, you can always count on the first Friday of the month. The Movement community is waiting to welcome you in. Find out which one is next on our website or facebook. Come climb with us!
Written by: Rachel Shallue, Shift Supervisor at Movement Rockville, has been climbing for 10 years and sharing her love for climbing as an Movement employee for the past 4 years.