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.

Upcoming events (5+)

Hike Mountain at Thunderbird Conservation Park

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We hike up Thunderbird Mt every Tuesday morning, just for the aerobic work out. We start hiking on time, so don't be late. Go North on 59 Ave from L-101. Turn West (left) off 59 Ave (into the park) just before 59 Ave bends East. Turn right at T. Go right at the fork. Parking is at the end of the road. This event is not AMC Sanctioned. Any AMC member can list an event which is open to other AMC meetup.com members. The member does not have to be an approved AMC Outing Leader. If you wish to participate you should be physically and mentally prepared with the appropriate gear. You are responsible for your own safety, not the person leading the event. You should always be aware of the risks involved in outdoor activities and conduct yourself accordingly.

Beta, Beer and Boasts - AMC Monthly Meeting

Fate Brewing Company

Having fun is serious business for the AMC! We’re taking another stab at it in the dog days of August. Please join us for a meal, a brew, a good story or two of your summer adventures. Fate Brewing Company, in Tempe, where we will be meeting, offers an incredible brewery experience with a wrap-around indoor/outdoor bar, beer garden, large dog-friendly patio, expanded menu, with something for everyone. Look for the AMC gathered around a couple of the outdoor picnic tables. Hope to see you there!

Hike Mountain at Thunderbird Conservation Park

Needs a location

We hike up Thunderbird Mt every Tuesday morning, just for the aerobic work out. We start hiking on time, so don't be late. Go North on 59 Ave from L-101. Turn West (left) off 59 Ave (into the park) just before 59 Ave bends East. Turn right at T. Go right at the fork. Parking is at the end of the road. This event is not AMC Sanctioned. Any AMC member can list an event which is open to other AMC meetup.com members. The member does not have to be an approved AMC Outing Leader. If you wish to participate you should be physically and mentally prepared with the appropriate gear. You are responsible for your own safety, not the person leading the event. You should always be aware of the risks involved in outdoor activities and conduct yourself accordingly.

Grand Canyon Cleanup Skill Reviews

Teddy Bear Wall

IF YOU WERE NOT A CURRENT MEMBER OF THE AMC AS OF SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2019, AND WERE PLANNING TO JOIN OR REJOIN IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS EVENT, PLEASE CONTACT THE EVENT ORGANIZER AT THE EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW TO SEE IF YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE. AMC Membership Required WAITLIST - When you RSVP, you'll be asked for your full name, email and phone number and then assigned to the waitlist. We are using the waitlist function to verify membership. Individuals who do not respond to the questions when joining the waitlist or do not have current AMC membership may be moved to "Not Going" by the event organizer. Trash Rappel Skills: A technique is used for areas that require rappelling that is consistent with that taught in current version of the AMC BORC School. Demonstrated proficiency in this technique is required for anyone who wishes to “go over the edge” or belay someone who does. Those who are not proficient may still help out with other clean-up duties. We won’t be teaching any of these techniques on-site at the Canyon. Over the edge participants must be at least 18 years of age. Additional information about this event will be provided to registered participants at a later date. Questions? Contact John Furniss at [masked]

Past events (1,888)

Ape Index Rock Gym Wednesday nights

Ape Index

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