• Hike North Mountain

    Needs a location

    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.

  • Multi-pitch Outing: Sven Tower III Right Rib (5.6)

    Tom's Thumb Trailhead

    This is a classic multi-pitch route in the McDowell Mountains, with great granite and big views toward Fountain Hills and the Verde River. (https://www.mountainproject.com/route/106852569/right-rib) We'll climb the Right Rib in two pitches, which will include a little slab, a little off-width, a little crack — plus the chasm of doom. Something for everyone! Outing leaders: Andrea Galyean and Chris Adams Attendees: Maximum six, including outing leaders. Priority will be given to 2019 AMC Basics School graduates. Attendee list is at the sole discretion of the outing leaders. Prospective attendees will be placed on the waitlist until AMC membership is verified. When you sign up, you will be asked for full name, email, and phone number. This will be visible only to you and the outing leaders. If you do not provide that information, you will be moved to "Not Going." This is a group outing, not a guided tour. You are expected to be a responsible member of the team and will need to carry a rope and club gear. Meeting Location: We will meet at the Tom's Thumb Trailhead (https://www.mcdowellsonoran.org/trailhead/toms-thumb/), which offers restrooms but no water or other services. Street address: 23015 N 128th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Please arrive early. We depart at 9 a.m. sharp. Approach: The approach hike is 30-40 minutes, with steep and rocky terrain near the top. The climb is three pitches, followed by a short rappel and then a five-minute scramble back to our packs at the base. You may wish to carry your approach shoes with you, either on your harness or in a small pack. Please bring: Harness, helmet, climbing shoes, belay/rappel device, autoblock, 6 carabiners (including at least 3 lockers), personal anchor, prusiks, food & water for all day, jacket/windbreaker, and a pack big enough to carry your gear plus a rope. Be prepared for any type of weather including sun, shade, cold, and wind. Suggested: Belay/rappel gloves, chalk bag, small pack for carrying water and supplies on the climb, wind/rain clothing, sunhat, emergency supplies, headlamp, phone/camera. Skills needed: basic knots, basic climbing and rappelling skills, prusiking skills, climbing calls, ability to top-rope 5.7 outdoors or 5.8 in gym. Notes: This is a popular route and we might have to wait for other climbing parties, so we cannot guarantee the end time. Please be flexible. Do not sign up unless you are committed to attending. If you must cancel, do so early. No-shows and last-minute cancellations deprive other people of the opportunity to attend—and may affect your ability to get on future outings. E-mail Andrea at [masked] if you have any questions about this climb and/or whether it is for you. ***** 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.

  • Rosetta Stone / Top-Rope Climbing; McDowell Mtn. Preserve, Scottsdale, AZ

    TOP-ROPE CLIMBING @ ROSETTA STONE/ McDOWELL Mtn. Preserve DATE: Feb. 1, 2020 (Saturday morning till mid/late afternoon Leader: David Anderson Rating:[masked]-ish # OF ATTENDEES: 10 READ THIS ENTIRE WRITE-UP BEFORE YOU SIGN UP. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY. TRIP DESCRIPTION: This is a top-rope climb, on great granite. It is moderate, and good for early leads. There are good cracks for pro placement. The approach is about a mile and a half, one way, and the end of it is a scramble. This is a “weather-permitting” trip. Safety is our #1 goal. It is everyone’s job. TO ATTEND THIS EVENT: 1. You must be a paid-up, current member of AMC. 2. You should be a competent and conscientious belayer. 3. Helmets are required. You supply your own personal gear (helmet, harness, climbing shoes, belay device, gloves, etc.) 4. Bring a pack big enough to carry rope so you can approach hands-free. Help carry and manage group gear (rope, webbing, biners). 5. Put yourself on the wait list. 5. Attendance is at the sole discretion of the outing leader. PLEASE DO NOT PUT YOURSELF ON THE WAITLIST UNLESS YOU ARE FIRMLY COMMITTED TO ATTENDING. SIGNING UP AND THEN BAILING, COULD AFFECT YOUR ABILITY TO GET ON FUTURE TRIPS. MEET-UP LOCATION AND TIME: To Be Announced Email me your email address so I can communicate with the group in a non-public forum. State in the email whether you are a paid-up member of AMC. E-mail David at [masked]. ***** AMC language: 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.

  • Hike North Mountain

    Needs a location

    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.

  • Hike North Mountain

    Needs a location

    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.

  • AMC Lead Climbing School - Day 1

    Clubhouse at Chateau De Vie 5

    NOTE: The February Lead School is FULL with 10 students enrolled and paid as of Dec. 9, 2019. The Fall 2020 Lead School will open for registration after the February, 2020 Lead School is completed. This is DAY 1 of a 4 session AMC advanced climbing school. If you are enrolling as a student, please visit http://arizonamountaineeringclub.net/schools/lead-climbing-school/ to register for the class. You are not officially on the student list until we receive your class registration/payment. Club membership for 2020 can also be updated with your registration if you have not already paid your 2020 AMC member dues. All aspects of lead climbing will be addressed with a strong emphasis on multi-pitch trad climbing. Topics include gear (ropes and pro), the dynamics of lead falls, solid gear placement, rope management, anchors, and the mental as well as physical aspects of sport and trad leading. This class is for every competent climber. Even if you do not plan on leading, you will learn and understand the dynamics of lead climbing, and it will make you a more knowledgeable and capable climber and second. There will be no “true” lead climbs during the class – all lead climbing experiences in this class will be protected with a top-rope (mock leads). Class meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings and all day Saturday & Sunday. For additional class details and payment registration, please visit http://arizonamountaineeringclub.net/schools/lead-climbing-school/ Experience required: AMC Outdoor Rock Climbing School and AMC Anchors School or equivalent experience. This includes solid basic rock climbing, belaying, and rappelling skills, all basic climbing knots and the ability to build solid trad anchors. Please see additional details regarding prerequisite rock climbing and anchor skills in course details available at http://arizonamountaineeringclub.net/schools/lead-climbing-school/

  • AMC Lead Climbing School - Day 2

    Clubhouse at Chateau De Vie 5

    This is session 2 of a 4 session advanced climbing class. If you are enrolling as a student, please visit http://arizonamountaineeringclub.net/schools/lead-climbing-school/ to register for the class. You are not officially on the student list until we receive your class payment/registration. Club membership for 2020 can also be updated with your registration if you have not already paid for this years member dues. All aspects of lead climbing will be addressed with a strong emphasis on multi-pitch trad climbing. Topics include gear (ropes and pro), the dynamics of lead falls, solid gear placement, rope management, anchors, and the mental as well as physical aspects of sport and trad leading. This class is for every competent climber. Even if you do not plan on leading, you will learn and understand the dynamics of lead climbing, and it will make you a more knowledgeable and capable climber and second. There will be no “true” lead climbs during the class – all lead climbing experiences in this class will be protected with a top-rope. For additional class details and payment registration, please visit http://arizonamountaineeringclub.net/schools/lead-climbing-school/ Experience required: AMC Outdoor Rock Climbing School and AMC Anchors School or equivalent experience. This includes solid basic rock climbing, belaying, and rappelling skills, all basic climbing knots and the ability to build solid anchors.

  • AMC Lead Climbing School - Day 3

    To Be Announced

    This is session 3 of a 4 session advanced climbing school. If you are enrolling as a student, please visit http://arizonamountaineeringclub.net/schools/lead-climbing-school/ to register for the class. You are not officially on the student list until we receive your class payment/registration. Club membership for 2019 can also be updated with your registration if you have not already paid for this years member dues. All aspects of lead climbing will be addressed with a strong emphasis on multi-pitch trad climbing. Topics include gear (ropes and pro), the dynamics of lead falls, solid gear placement, rope management, anchors, and the mental as well as physical aspects of sport and trad leading. This class is for every competent climber. Even if you do not plan on leading, you will learn and understand the dynamics of lead climbing, and it will make you a more knowledgeable and capable climber and second. There will be no “true” lead climbs during the class – all lead climbing experiences in this class will be protected with a top-rope. For additional class details and payment registration, please visit http://arizonamountaineeringclub.net/schools/lead-climbing-school/ Experience required: AMC Outdoor Rock Climbing School and AMC Anchors School or equivalent experience. This includes solid basic rock climbing, belaying, and rappelling skills, all basic climbing knots and the ability to build solid anchors.

  • AMC Lead Climbing School - Day 4

    To Be Announced

    This is the 4th and final session of an AMC advanced climbing school. If you are enrolling as a student, please visit http://arizonamountaineeringclub.net/schools/lead-climbing-school/ to register for the class. You are not officially on the student list until we receive your class payment/registration. Club membership for 2020 can also be updated with your registration if you have not already paid for this years member dues. All aspects of lead climbing will be addressed with a strong emphasis on multi-pitch trad climbing. Topics include gear (ropes and pro), the dynamics of lead falls, solid gear placement, rope management, anchors, and the mental as well as physical aspects of sport and trad leading. This class is for every competent climber. Even if you do not plan on leading, you will learn and understand the dynamics of lead climbing, and it will make you a more knowledgeable and capable climber and second. There will be no “true” lead climbs during the class – all lead climbing experiences in this class will be protected with a top-rope. For additional class details and payment registration, please visit http://arizonamountaineeringclub.net/schools/lead-climbing-school/ Experience required: AMC Outdoor Rock Climbing School and AMC Anchors School or equivalent experience. This includes solid basic rock climbing, belaying, and rappelling skills, all basic climbing knots and the ability to build solid anchors.

  • Multi-Pitch Outing - Nirvana 5.9

    Boynton Canyon Trail Head

    Get ready for an adventure! Wisemen, and women, through the ages have sought the elusive state of bliss known as Nirvana. Now YOU have the chance to experience the happiness nay the Joy of Nirvana for yourself. No meditation necessary. https://www.mountainproject.com/route/112488684/nirvana This is a moderate climb for climbers with multi-pitch experience. It climbs 2-3 pitches in a fantastic setting that will leave you with chills. Who can participate/ selection process “Attendee list is at the sole discretion of the outing leader. You will be an active team member. This is not a guided tour. You will need to be prepared to carry rope and club gear as well as your personal gear, so bring an appropriate pack to accommodate this.” All individuals RSVP’ing will be sent to the waitlist until approved for the climb. In addition to myself (Chris Adams), Tom Seely, and an assistant we’ll have two climber spots available. Any AMC member, with current AMC membership is welcome to attend in addition to the following requirements List of skills needed/ required/expected Basic climbing communication, knots, and procedures Comfort with climbing at least 5.9 (onsight) in the gym. Familiarity with belaying a second off of an anchor ( either with a plaquette device or assisted braking device) as well as familiarity with safely lowering a follow using said system Crack climbing is helpful but not necessary Rappelling Gear required Personal climbing gear including helmet, harness, climbing shoes, belay device, prussiks/personal rescue gear Food and water Layers appropriate for weather (I’ll make suggestion as the day draws closer and weather can be assessed) Good hiking shoes You WILL NOT need to bring a rope or climbing protection. We will return to our bags at the end of the climb so you’re welcome to bring a larger climbing pack that you can leave at the base. Liability Disclaimer DISCLAIMER As per your signed Waiver, Climbing is a personal choice and requires personal responsibility. Climbing and associate activities are inherently 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.” “The AMC Waiver Form can be found on the AMC website membership page at http://arizonamountaineeringclub.net/membership/”