Next Meetup

Eric Sophiea & C.A.S.A. -the Climbing Association of Southern Arizona
Eric Sophiea has been working as a volunteer for the Climbing Association of Southern Arizona, as President of the Board, for over three years and has recently taken an Executive Director salaried position with them. He is a native Tucsonan, working climbing guide, and Wilderness junky. His background is in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, education, business management, geomechanical testing, and community organizing. Sophiea will present on: C.A.S.A. and Foundations: Building a platform for climbers to take care of the places they love and bring their unique projects to life. The presentation will be focused on giving a short summary of C.A.S.A's stewardship model and components as well as some of their unique projects and will allow time for questions. Sophiea hopes to engage the audience in thinking about the projects that they want to bring to life, and how they can make that happen. The Climbing Association of Southern Arizona is structured around giving climbers opportunities to give back to their community. Several stewardship focused programs have grown from the fertile climbing community, and we are proud to facilitate and nurture them. Trail maintenance & erosion control (Adopt a Crag events & an RTP grant), litter removal, graffiti abatement, and the Youth Stewardship Day all prove that climbers aren't just a user group; they're invested and want to care for their climbing areas. CASA's volunteers have produced some unexpected and unique projects. These are three shining examples of what can happen when motivated volunteers are supported with the right foundation: -the adoption of the Windy Point area on Mt. Lemmon - nationally precedent setting on Forest Service Land -the Youth Stewardship Day - engaging non-climber youths for a day of stewardship, education, and an opportunity to experience climbing -Stories From the Drylands - an anthology of local climbing stories written and edited by climbers.

Granite Reef Senior Center

1700 N. Granite Reef Road · Scottsdale, AZ

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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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