- Barry Rusnock: New Mid-Atlantic Section Co-Chair
- Jim Kunz: New Mid-Atlantic Section Co-Chair
- Live Your Dream report: Gary Sorcher sends his Hueco project
- Abbey Smith on the Hueco Rock Ranch Celebration
- Climbing outing to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Spanning from Maine in the north to Maryland in the south, the Northeastern Region of the Club has perhaps the longest climbing history in the nation. From the amazing rock and ice climbing scattered all across the area to the incredibly active local climbing organizations and tradition-filled collegiate climbing clubs, the Northeast has something for every climber. So get out there, meet some climbers, get involved, and have a great time!
It's easy to get in touch with your Regional Coordinator, or the Club.
Email the Club's offices in Golden at email@example.com
Give the Club a call at (303) 384-0110
Volunteer in the Northeast Region
Join the crew of AAC Volunteers in the Northeast! Get involved, join the fun, and help us support our local climbing communities.
If you’re interested in volunteering, please email Sarah Garlick.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
- Road Trip! Organize a weekend excursion for AAC Members in your local area.
- Host a climbing meet-up with fellow AAC Members at your local crag or gym!
- Pints + Beta: Host a pub-night meet-up with fellow AAC Members at your local watering hole!
- Member outreach: We have a crew of Super Volunteers to call and welcome new members in our region every month. Join the crew!
The New England Section has a long tradition of gathering, bringing climbers together from across multiple generations. Join one of our biannual barbecues at Cathedral Ledge in New Hampshire and you’re likely to bump into a mix of climbers, from someone on their first trip to the White Mountains to a local legend who put up some of the area’s classics. New England AAC Members also gather at numerous community slide shows throughout the year, several ice festivals, and an annual dinner in Boston. The New England Section hosts the Northeast Craggin Classic every September.
New Englanders have some great crags in their backyards, including Rumney, Pawtuckaway, Smuggler’s Notch, Lake Willoughby, Boston’s Quincy Quarries (Henry’s Barbers first crag), Hammond Pond, College Rock, Crow Hill, Rock Rimon, and the famed Cathedral Ledge.
There is plenty enough rock to satisfy the eager climber in the Mid-Atlantic. This section—comprising Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware—overlaps a bit with the Washington, DC and Blue Ridge Sections, and members frequently attend events in both.
New York City was the original home of the AAC, and many old timers fondly remember our unique Clubhouse on East 90th Street, a converted firehouse. It was the center of Club events and a home to the Library for more than 40 years before AAC headquarters moved to Colorado. Since its departure, the New York Section, now called the Metro New York Section, has tried to replicate the spirit, traditions, and fun events that were held there. Annual winter and summer climbing outings are held in the Adirondacks. The Section is best known for its Annual Black Tie Dinner, now in its fourth decade.
Benefits in the Northeast Region
Live in the Northeast Region? Travelling to the Northeast? Be sure to take advantage of these resources:
• Top of the World Books in Hinesburg, Vermont offers the following discount to AAC Members: 10% off anything on their website—books, posters, videos, etc., including items already on sale. Visit topworldbooks.com or call 802-482-7287 for details.
• American Alpine Club Campground in the Gunks: An ongoing partnership between The Club, the Mohonk Preserve, the New York State Office of Parks, and the Palisades Interstate Parks Commission. Visit the Club's Gunks Campground page for the latest updates.
• High Peaks Mountain Guides: AAC Members get discounted lodging at High Peaks Mountain Guides’ Guides’ House in Lake Placid, as well as a discount on guide services and retail. Discounts on lodging vary by season: 10% off in the summer, and up to 50% off in the Spring and Fall seasons. Call 518- 523-3764 for availability and visit hpmountainguides.com for all the details.
• Appalachian Mountain Club Facilities: AAC Members will receive the same rates as AMC members (just show your AAC Membership Card or proof-of-membership letter) in all AMC huts and lodges, including the eight High Mountain Huts in New Hampshire’s Presidential Range. For more information, go to outdoors.org or call 1-800-372-1758.
• The Keene Farm: Owned by the Alpine Club of Canada, located in the Adirondack Forest Reserve near Keene in northern New York state. The Keene Farm has camping facilities and a large cabin that accommodates up to 32 people. AAC Members receive reciprocity rates. Visit them at the Keene Farm website or call 514-939-1846.
• Destination Hotels & Resorts has four locations in the Northeast Region. Check out their lodging in: Stowe, VT; Tarrytown, NY; Florham Park, NJ; and Washington D.C. Get AAC Members-only pricing (25% off!) by visiting the Destination Hotels & Resorts Privileges page (destinationprivileges.com). Enter “alpineclub” as the username and password and complete a short profile form so Destination can confirm your AAC Membership.
• High Peaks Mountain Guides in Lake Placid, NY offers Club Members a 10% discount on guided trips, discounted loding at their Guides House, and a discount at their retail store. Lodging discounts vary by season. Call 518-523-3764 for availability and visit hpmountainguides.com/ for all the details.
• Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides in East Burke, Vermont offers the following discounts to AAC Members: $25 discount off all SOLO WFA courses (does not include AHA CPR).$25 discount off all AIARE Level I Avalanche courses. Visit their site at kamountainguides.com or call 802-274-4112 for all the details.