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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 Outdoor Rock Climbing School - Grad Climbs and/or Self Rescue

Details are TBD and will be communicated directly to students and supporting instructors.

Hike North Mountain

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THIS IS ON HOLD FOR NOW. I'll see you all when things return to normal. We hike up N.Mt every Tuesday night, just for the aerobic work out. We start hiking on time, so don't be late. Go to N.Mt. Park at Peoria and 7 St. There is a light on 7 St at that corner. Turn West. The park is a one-way loop drive. Drive to top of loop. Large parking area on the left with a building in the middle of it. We meet on the South side of the building. 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.

Jim Waugh - Climbing Baboquivari

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"The very name is like a dream; a hard place to get to..." Edward Abbey Jim Waugh will present on climbing Baboquivari Peak. "Babo" is a granite monolith located about 60 miles west of Tucson. "Babo", the high point of the north-south, 30-mile-long Baboquivari Range, is one of the few mountain summits in Arizona that is reached only by technical climbing. It is the most sacred place and mountain to the Tohono O'odham people. Waugh has 45 years of climbing experience in Arizona and many national and international destinations, including Thailand. Jim took his first climbing school with the Arizona Mountaineering Club in 1975, and became President of the AMC shortly thereafter. Jim is the author of the climbing guides “A Climber’s Guide to Central Arizona (1981)”, ”A Topo Guide to Granite Mountain (1982)” and “Phoenix Rock – A Guide to Central Arizona Crags (1987)”. In addition to writing the guides, he personally climbed most of the routes and did several of the first ascents he wrote about. Jim’s first ascent record in Arizona includes four first ascents on Baboquivari alone. A legend in Arizona climbing, Jim was the founder of the Phoenix Bouldering Contest (later the Phoenix Boulder Blast) which achieved national and international attention. He was the first coach of the Phoenix Rock Gym Climbing Team and later the head coach of the Thailand National Climbing Team. Please join us via zoom for a great evening as Jim Waugh shares his experiences climbing Baboquivari Peak! The medium: PLEASE READ! We'll be meeting via Zoom, so you'll need to RSVP to this invitation and make sure your MeetUp settings allow messages. We'll send the meeting link and password the day of the meeting. If you need to download Zoom, please do that ahead of time at www.zoom.us. (It's free to sign up.) Then you just need to follow the link a few minutes before the event starts.

Hike North Mountain

Needs a location

THIS IS ON HOLD FOR NOW. I'll see you all when things return to normal. We hike up N.Mt every Tuesday night, just for the aerobic work out. We start hiking on time, so don't be late. Go to N.Mt. Park at Peoria and 7 St. There is a light on 7 St at that corner. Turn West. The park is a one-way loop drive. Drive to top of loop. Large parking area on the left with a building in the middle of it. We meet on the South side of the building. 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.

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