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Grand Canyon Cleanup - AMC Membership Required

AMC's Annual Grand Canyon Clean-up

October 1, 2011

 It's time again for the annual Grand Canyon Over-The-Rim Clean-up! For those new to this event, this is the AMC’s 21st year of providing valuable clean-up services at the Grand Canyon. We have scoured the slopes below Mather Point and spruced up the view from the ice cream store at Bright Angel Lodge. We have appeared in numerous home movies we have never seen and entertained scores of innocents who ask, “Did you climb all the way from the bottom?” (And of course we always answer, “Yes!”) Along the way, we have maintained a perfect safety record, gathered for an evening dinner/chili cook-off/campfire, and climbed the next day in the Kaibab limestone amphitheaters below the Rim. Come out and join us again this year!  

The Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st. You must be a current AMC member and participate in one of this year’s training sessions listed below in order to go over the side.

This year we are asking participants to do 3 things:

  1. Register via Meet-up
  2. Complete the registration form by following this link:
  3. Purchase a t-shirt in advance through the paypal link – these will be distributed on 10/1/11.

Trash Rappel Training: A special technique is used for areas that require rappelling. Training in this technique is required for anyone who wishes to "go over the edge" this year.   Those who have not taken the training may still help out with other clean-up duties. We won't be teaching any of these techniques on-site at the Canyon. Please bring all the technical equipment listed below to the training session.

Saturday, August 6th --Teddy Bear Wall -- South Mountain (7am & 9am)

Sunday, August 21st, Teddy Bear Wall -- South Mountain (7am & 9am)

Saturday, September 24th –Teddy Bear Wall – South Mountain (7am & 9am)

*we will assign folks to time slots if numbers warrant 2 groups


Technical - Personal equipment needed for the Cleanup & practice sessions:

· Helmet - mandatory

· 3 prusiks (4',6',10') - mandatory

· 1 climbing harness - mandatory

· 1 rappel device - mandatory

· 3 locking carabiners - mandatory

· 1 24" sewn or tied sling (length when tied) - mandatory

· Hiking boots (no sandals or open-toed shoes) - mandatory

· Gloves - mandatory

· Long pants, long-sleeved shirt   - suggested

· Sunscreen, lip balm - highly suggested

· Water & lunch - highly suggested

- Whistle - suggested

· Extra slings and lockers for anchors (in case we run out of club gear) - suggested


Additional information about this event will be provided to registered participants at a later date.




These events are only successful due to the efforts of many VOLUNTEERS. If you have some time that you can devote to helping organize this event, please contact Susan Harnage at your earliest convenience.  [masked]


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.

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  • John V F.

    Stephanie and I will be there Saturday but must return to the Valley Saturday night. Unable to do Sunday this year.

    September 29, 2014

  • Scott K.

    Sorry Eric, change of plans and not attending the cleanup this year. Have fun up there!

    September 22, 2014

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