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Heartland Section
AAC Regional and Section News


Seriously? There are climbers in the Heartland? Of course! Some of the most dedicated, obsessed, and inspired climbers live the farthest from the biggest mountains. There are 150 Members in the area. Every weekend of the year, rain or shine, heat or cold, these inspired climbers hike across golden plateaus, dry river beds, and narrow hollers seeking to meet their vertical addiction on every kind of rock, from Oklahoma to Missouri.


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Find Guidebooks for the North Central Section


Contact & Volunteer

It's easy to get in touch with your Regional Coordinator, or the Club.

Email your Heartland Section Chair, Jeremy Collins at heartland@americanalpineclub.org

The Central Region is administered from the Club's offices in Golden, Colorado by Central Regional Manager Adam Peters 

Email Adam at apeters@americanalpineclub.org

Give the Club a call at (303) 384-0110

Check out the Central Region Volunteer Wall of Fame

Heartland Section Chair

Jeremy Collins cut his teeth (yes, BOTH teeth) climbing in the Heartland along the steep limestone walls of Missouri waterways, the sculpted sandstone of Arkansas, and the golden granite domes of Oklahoma. With over 200 first ascents in the Heartland, he ran out of fresh rock (choss) to climb, and has thus climbed virgin routes (really big, pretty choss) all over Colorado, Red Rocks, RMNP, Yosemite, Northern China, Patagonia, and more. As an artist, Jeremy’s work can be seen in every issue of Rock & Ice and Alpinist, at plenty of AAC and Access Fund fundraisers, and on page 96 of this book. He has also co-authored or illustrated five different how-to books. Jeremy lives in Kansas City (Missouri, NOT Kansas!) with his lovely wife Tricia and their son, Zion, and daughter, Sela. If you are passing through Missouri on I-70, drop him a line. He may be able to give you a good tour of the local flavors (as long as he’s in town, which is increasingly rare).


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