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New Side Open!

The new side of the Columbia Gym is now open!  Thank you all for your patience during construction.

As of November 4th, the new side of the Columbia Gym is open for climbing! The original side has also undergone a total rehab, including new wall texture, padding and route setting.

For more information on the grand opening , original side re-hab and more, please visit our blog , facebook page or twitter feed.


Earth Treks.

December Friction Bouldering Comp

Friction Bouldering Comp, hosted at Earth Treks Timonium, will be held on Saturday, December 12th.

For Registration

Itinerary: Timonium Friction/ABS 11 comp

When: December 12th, 2009

  • Youth Registration 9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Climbing 10:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Awards to follow
  • Citizens Registration 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Climbing 2:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Finals 7:30-9:30ish
  • Awards to follow


  • ABS Member $30
  • Non-ABS Member $35
  • Day of $40


Where to go to be an ABS Member:
What is USA Climbing? It is the national governing body of competitive climbing in the US. The website has a ton of information.


  • Youth D / born in the years 1999 or later
  • Youth C / born in the years 1998 or 1997
  • Youth B / born in the years 1996 or 1995
  • Youth A / born in the years 1994 or 1993
  • Junior /  born in the years 1992 or 1991


  • Beginner V0-V2
  • Intermediate V3-V5
  • Advanced V6-V8
  • Open V8+
  • Masters 40+

Member Clinics

Check out upcoming FREE members only clinics for October through December.

FREE Member Clinic Location, Date and Time Description
Rockville 10/26/09, 8-9pm Climbing above 19,000 feet like the pros. With senior guide Dan J.
Timonium 10/28/09, 8:30-9:30pm Spotting and falling for outdoor bouldering
Columbia 10/28/09, 7-9pm Climbing trip cooking with Josh
Timonium 11/3/09, 7-9pm Multi-media show: 10 tips to help you summit. Plus demonstration: how to crawl out if a crevasse with a Texas Hitch system.
Columbia 11/5/09, 7-9pm Multi-media show: 10 tips to help you summit. Plus demonstration: how to crawl out if a crevasse with a Texas Hitch system.
Rockville 11/9/09, 8-9pm System wall fitness training
Columbia 11/11/09, 8-10pm Bouldering Add-One clinic
Timonioum 11/11/09, 8-9pm Preparing for a bouldering comp
Columbia 11/18/09, 8-10pm Hangboard training clinic
Columbia 11/19/09, 8-10pm Olympic Ring training clinic
Rockville 11/23/09, 8-9pm Route-finding tricks, reading sequences
Timonium 11/25/09, 8pm Movie Night (Dosage 5, Painted Spider)
Columbia 12/2/09, 8-10pm Proper Gri-Gri belay methods revealed
Rockville 12/7/09, 8-9pm Core conditioning clinic
Timonium 12/9/09, 8-9pm Proper Gri-Gri belay methods revealed
Columbia 12/16/09, 8-10pm Bouldering circuits for increasing your power and endurance
Rockville 12/21/09, 8-9pm Overhang Technique: twist-locks and drop-knees
Timonium 12/23/09, 8-9pm Hangboard training plus how to use the Earth Treks Campus Board rooms.
Clinics are FREE to annual members. Pre-registration is recommended (required for some clinics). Call the gym to pre-register.

October and November Events

Mark your calendar for these upcoming cool events: The Columbia Grand Opening, Scout Appreciation Nite, and our annual Ice Nite.

Timonium: Wed, October 21st, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Rockville: Wed, October 28th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Columbia: Wed, November 4th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

  • Ice Nite is a fun, free annual indoor ice climbing style event. It will be held on the following nights:

Rockville: December 7, 7-9pm
Timonium: December 8, 7-9pm
Columbia: December 9, 7-9pm