What is callout?
Callout is quite possibly the most popular event the climbing club offers. If you love climbing, camping, or just generally being outdoors, callout is a must! It is a weekend-long climbing trip which typically happens once a semester. Callout trips don’t require any climbing experience and are a great way to experience outdoor climbing with lots of fellow beginners. The club’s officers and veteran members set up everything, so there’s no need to worry about needing to have prior climbing knowledge. It’s a lot like going to the climbing gym, but MUCH MUCH better!
What do I need to bring?
Jackson Falls is a primitive campground, which means it has no running water or bathrooms. There is one pit toilet by the parking lot, but there’s not a real opportunity to use it during the day, as the climbing is down in the gorge.
- Climbing shoes *
- Food (enough for the entire weekend)
- Water (it’s recommended that you have at least one gallon per day)
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Toilet paper
- Cookware (silverware, bowls, plates, pots, etc.)
- Sleeping bag *
- Sleeping pad *
- Tent *
- Multiple layers of comfortable clothing (pants are good to keep the bugs and poison ivy at bay)
- Rain jacket
- Sunscreen and insect repellent
How do I get to Jackson Falls?
Everyone is responsible for finding their own way to Jackson Falls for callout. The club helps make this an easier process by providing a Google doc with car and tent sign-ups so people can carpool. Anyone is welcome to add their car or tent to the list if they would like to. It is also important to remember that everyone is expected to pay their share of gas to the driver, so bring some cash for gas money. For those who don’t know how to get to Jackson Falls, directions can be found at the bottom of the “Links” page. For more information about Jackson, including directions and a map, click here.