What we’re about
The Arizona Mountaineering Club was founded in 1964 for the purpose of promoting and teaching safe rock climbing.
Our Mission is to provide educational opportunities, climbing experiences, advocacy to protect our climbing resources, and stewardship of the Arizona Outdoors by promoting volunteerism and community engagement.
Today the AMC has over 300 members who are involved in all aspects of rock climbing, mountaineering and various other outdoor sports. AMC members range from the occasional weekend climber to those who attempt the highest mountains around the world.
If you already have climbing skills and experience, join other members on some of our regular outings – a great way to meet new friends and discover new climbing areas.
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- AMC Basic Canyoneering School | Fall 20234658 E Beck Ln, Phoenix, AZ
This is DAY 1 of the 3 Session AMC basic canyoneering school.
PLEASE NOTE: You are not officially enrolled until we receive your class registration on the AMC website at http://arizonamountaineeringclub.net/schools/basic-canyoneering-school/. Once this is done you will be moved to the "going" list.
This course is perfect for those who have never been canyoneering along with those wanting to refresh their understanding of the many core concepts. The basics are a critical starting point for every responsible individual entering the canyons.
Throughout the course you will learn to identify and understand core concepts of trip planning, equipment, rappelling, rigging, canyon movement, overall general safety and much more. The goal of this course is to have you leave understanding the core concepts of canyoneering, so you can become a contributing team member while in canyon with competent leaders and mentors.
Class meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings (my house) and all day Saturday OR Sunday at the Tom's Thumb Trailhead in Scottsdale. Will let you know what weekend day on day 1 of class.
AMC Outdoor Rock Climbing School and AMC Anchors School. This includes solid basic rock climbing, belaying, and rappelling skills, all basic climbing knots and the ability to build solid anchors. You must be a current Arizona Mountaineering Club member in good standing (dues paid for current year).
- South Mountain Park and Preserve, Eagle's Landing Cleanup!South Mountain Park and Preserve, Phoenix, AZ
South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona is the largest municipal park in the United States and one of the largest urban parks in the U.S. and in the world. You may have explored it by climbing, biking, hiking or taking a Sunday drive up to one of the lookouts.
In partnership with the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation we have been asked to help clean up some of the overlooks in the park.
For those of you who haven't participated in one of the Grand Canyon clean-ups, this is a great introduction to the AMC's stewardship program. We will be picking up trash at the Eagle's Landing Lookout.
PARTICIPANT PROFILE - Consideration for participation in the 2023 event requires:
- 2023 AMC Membership paid and annual liability waiver on file
- Each participate will be required to fill out a Phoenix Parks and Recreation Waiver onsite the day of the event
- Completion of AMC's Basic Outdoor Rock Climbing School
PARTICIPANT SIGNUP - Anyone signing up for this event will be placed on the Wait List for review by the Event Organizer.
By placing your name on the Wait List below for this event, you are agreeing to the minimum requirements outlined above and those that may be added or revised to ensure the safety of the South Mountain Park visitors, City of Phoenix, Park and Recreation personnel, and other AMC participants.
PARTICIPANT SELECTION - The wait list will be reviewed, requirements verified, and a final list of participants will be selected and notified. Selection for participation and assignments at the event are at the sole discretion of the Event Organizer.
DISCLAIMER: Climbing is a personal choice and requires personal responsibility. Climbing and associate activities are dangerous and can result in injury and/or death. Climbing exposes you to risks. Risks are not eliminated by training, or skill. By your participation in any AMC activity or event, you accept and assume any and all risks, including those created by negligence, connected to such activity or event.
Questions? Contact Deborah Roether, Fallon, Event Organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 safety measures
Masks requirement will be confirmed at the time of the event
Event will be outdoors
You are expected to self-select out of the event if you experience symptoms at any time within two weeks leading up to or any time during the event.
Safety measures instituted by event host. Meetup is not responsible for ensuring that precautions are followed.
Personal Equipment – Each participant is responsible to bring the following personal gear:
- Climbing harness
- 1 Belay / rappel device
- 1 Double length (46”- 48”) sewn nylon runner for use as rappel device extension
- Personal anchor
- 3 Locking carabiners, minimum, more if you have them.
- Auto block (4ft (5 mm) cord & locking biner)
- Mid or High top hiking boots (no sandals or open-toed shoes)
- Leather Gloves (there’s a lot of glass)
- Long pants, long-sleeved shirt
- Sunscreen, lip balm
- Water, lunch & snack
- AMC Avalanche Beacon Workshop626 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ
Mountaineers, Ice Climbers, Skiers, Split Boarders, Snow Boarders – if you are going alpine or backcountry then avalanche beacons are highly recommended, and in many cases required.
Come to the AMC workshop for an introduction to avalanche beacons. We’ll do live practice with live beacons on “dead” snow (the desert!).
There will be basic instruction and demonstration of beacon operations and functions, beacon search range, search patterns, and beacon audio/visual signals. Participants will work in pairs and teams for hands-on practice on beacon usage and search patterns for rescue (or. . . um, body recovery). There will be a demonstration on probing and shoveling techniques.
Bring water, snacks, and your imagination for a “winter” outing. If you have a beacon, please bring it.
Participation limited to verified active, dues-paying AMC members.
Workshop is 2:00pm - 4:00ish pm. Location is Phoenix Papago Park. Workshop is limited to 7, including instructor.
**Meet at Phoenix Papago Park, intersection of Galvin Parkway and Papago Park Rd. Find me at the trailhead ramada on west side of Galvin parkway (West Buttes parking lot). Limited parking at the trailhead or more parking across Galvin Parkway at the Hole-in-the-Rock parking area (don’t park in the Zoo lots). **
Disclaimer: Climbing is a personal choice and requires personal responsibility. Climbing and associated activities are dangerous and can result in injury and/or death. Climbing exposes you to risks. Risks are not eliminated by training, or skill. By your participation in any AMC activity or event, you accept and assume any and all risks, including those created by negligence, connected to such activity or event.
- Come all ye climbers for the annual AMC Holiday Party!8227 E Orange Blossom Ln, Scottsdale, AZ
This event is for AMC dues paying members and family.
Is there anything better than gathering with and spending time with your tribe during the holidays? Come join the AMC Holiday Party and celebrate being together, all the fine climbs shared, hanging out, and catching up on all the good things in life.
Updating the party info. This event will be a potluck and will take place at the Chateau de Vie I Clubhouse, 8227 E Orange Blossom Ln, Scottsdale. AMC will provide trip tip, salad, vegan posole, chips, cake and sparkling water. Please bring a side dish or whatever you'd like to contribute. Beer and wine are allowed and coolers will be available to keep drinks cold.
If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com
We hope to see you there!