Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Mega Munchy Minutes

Hey Mega Munchers,

Spring is in the air, that means trips.. over roots and rocks.  But really some super cool trips.

Last Weekend,

People from the Pitt Fossil Free Coalition came on by tonight.  It was swell.

We went to the new last weekend, walked the walk, climbed the climb.

This Weekend 3/31-4/2
We are going to the Laurel Highlands to walk with big ol' backpacks on!  Signups are closed for this trip and everyone who is going should know when they are leaving.  

Weekend of 4/7-4/9
We are going to Ohioplye State Park.  (NO! it is not a pile in Ohio, easy mistake though).  This is our big intro trip.  We take 30-50 people.  We will be doing hiking, climbing, and rafting (weather dependent) whether the weather likes us.  If you want to climb we strongly advise that you learn to belay at the Pitt Climbing Wall any time Monday-Thursday 4-10, Friday 1-7, Saturday 1-6. If you have questions aboot white water contact Zach at zta6@pitt.edu.  
Sign up here

Also the weekend of 4/7-4/9  
We will also be A-JUMPING...  FROM PLANES! We will be skydiving folks.  So if you are hype, contact Anna at alg162@pitt.edu.  the cost is $209 (This is a very discounted group rate).  To secure a spot pay a $50 deposit.  You can give this to Anna at 510 WPU before 12 pm on weekdays.  You can give it to Rita at the Pitt Climbing wall Monday or Wednesday 4-7.  Deposits are due by Tuesday 4/4.   

That is All for the outdoor news for now.
Your sleepy Velocity Pooper (VP haha.... haha)

Meeting Tuesday 3/28

Hey All,
We are having our meeting tonight (Tuesday 3/28) at 9 pm in the Cathedral room 221.  Be there to sign up for the Ohiopyle Trip.  We will also be hearing from fossil free pitt.  It's my party, I can cry if I want to.
See you there,

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Minutes in the Mud

Hey Mud Monsters.
We got some hip stuff coming up.  
Weekend of 3/25
We are going to the New River Gorge to go Cl-clclclimbing (imagine rap air horn babababaaaaa)
The final trip list will be out sometime tomorrow.  
Once your spot is secured on the list, if you need gear email Christian at cjs197@pitt.edu and he will rangle it all up.  

Weekend of 4/1
We are going backpacking at Laurel Highlands.  This is our intro level backpacking trip.  So first timers welcome! we will average roughly 7-8 miles a day (A super chill pace, Like cool runnings) Sign up here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gnouiKhbDg1VzxnrAxgooxGpFkwJIZSlsSaeOOpJNJc/edit?usp=sharing

SKYDIVING!!!SKYDIVING:Skydiving (Have I Said it Enough) 
costs $209 per person. This is a discounted rate. Based on airplane logistics, we can only take 24 people skydiving. SO - the first 24 people to commit a $50 deposit (part of that $209, not in addition to it) are good to go. With that $50, please make sure you signed up on the spreadsheet indicating you're interested: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/163n3Kt5Mk0jdYkoLhWj93KgG1NTJi8l3pEVOzAa8jsw/edit?usp=sharing. You can turn in the $50 to Anna Greenberg (she is usually in 510 WPU before noon on weekdays and at POC meetings) or Rita Kiel (can be found at the Pitt Wall between 4-7pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and at POC meetings). Please direct skydiving related questions to Anna (alg162@pitt.edu). 

This is all.  See you mud muckers around

Monday, March 20, 2017

Meeting Tuesday 3/21

Hey Party Poopers,
We will be having a meeting at 9 pm on Tuesday 3/21 in the Cathedral 221.  Come by and spread the hype!
We will be signing up for Laurel Highlands Backpacking to see ALLL of the empty...MT.... Mountain Laurel.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sky Diving Interest


Last semester, we dropped some of you from the sky. A few people have expressed interest in diving from the sky again this semester. If you're interested in skydiving (would happen in April, more than likely during the same weekend as a club trip), please fill out this form and come to Tuesday's meeting.

This spreadsheet is to gauge interest only. 


See ya'll Tuesday!

-Anna Greenberg

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Hey Dog 'oh's,
I know everyone is crying... because we canceled Seneca.  (I know I am)
But there is hope at the end of the tunnel!  WE GOT TRIPS

Weekend 3/24
We are going to fight our FOE... Gravity! at the New River Gorge.  This is a great rock climbing trip in West Virginia.  There will be hiking and climbing on this turny tumbly trip.  It is HIGHLY recommended that you know how to belay for this trip.  So, if you can learn how at the Pitt Wall anytime Mon-Thurs 4-10, Fri 1-7 or Sat 1-6 to learn to belay.  Sign up here

That is all for now,
Stay tuned for more trips,
Connor... the guy who lives under a rock

Monday, March 13, 2017

Meeting and Seneca Cancelation

Hey All,
Due to snow and cold wintery weather and not wanting to climb through a foot of snow the Seneca Trip is canceled for this weekend of 3/17.  I guess you'll just have to eat a snickers to be hippy happy.  

Also, our meeting will be at 9 pm tomorrow (Tuesday 3/14) in the "Katie" the Cathedral 235.  We will be doing signups on This room is diggity different than the usual room.  We will be signing up for the New River Gorge Trip. The goriest gorge trip (I mean GORGIE).

See you there.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Grady's Email Address

Hey All,
I wrote the wrong email address for Grady.  it is gtm12@pitt.edu.  This is the climbing chair.  Send him any climbing concerns/questions.

Wait a minute! MINUTES

Hey All Bread Eating (and non bread eating)

First order of business! If you are 21 or older, sign up to dive, or build a hive.. Wait no, drive vans! Without van drivers we cannot have trips!  If interested, contact me at cjm151@pitt.edu and I can tell you what to do.

Saturday 3/4
Weather dependent, we will take a climbing trip to Ohiopyle.  Right now the weather looks crumbly (like a bad pastry).  So I will let those who sign up know if we will cancel by Thursday.

Sunday, March 12th
Pool sessions.  Come swim and learn to roll a kayak to prepare for the real rivers.  I know many will be living it up on spring break, but if you want to have an awesome time in Pittsburgh,  contact Zach at zta6@pitt.edu if interested

Weekend of March 18th.
We are taking a journey to Seneca Rocks.  It is a big place for climbing rocks in West Virginia.  (or Best Virginia as some say).  We will be fighting crime against rocks AKA Climbing.  
This is our only multi-pitch climbing trip, and hour most advanced climbing trip.  You must have been on an outdoor climbing trip before to climb.  You must also know how to lead belay, rappel, clean climbing gear and do multi pitch rope systems.  We will have workshops to teach these skills.  TO do this just come up to the wall at any time, starting today Monday-Thursday 4-10 (Not Spring Break).  You MUST know all of these skills in the gym before you can climb on this trip.  Any climbing skills questions can go to our climbing chair, Grady, at gym12@pitt.edu

Thats all folks.  Have a divity divey Spring Break.  maybe a Springer Break, to see Jerry Springer.