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Connect locally. The AAC has over 70 chapters and sections across the country, with one mission: to connect climbers—through events, stewardship projects, and educational outings. Also, join us for one of our seven annual Craggin' Classics festivals—whether you want to advance your skills through clinics taught by pros and local guides, or just climb outside and hang with other climbers, there’s something for everyone. Learn more about our community events and our volunteer program.


Save on gear and experiences. As a member, you get deep discounts from 300+ brands to help you make the transition to the next level of climbing, including Adidas Outdoor, Five Ten, Patagonia, Black Diamond, and more. You’ll also receive discounts on guide service courses throughout the country and climbing magazines like Rock and Ice, Alpinist and Climbing. Learn more about AAC member benefits.


Climb smart, climb safe. For over 100 years, the AAC has led climbing education by documenting successes and failures and recommending best practices. We’re bringing this comprehensive approach to the gym and crag through Know the Ropes content, the Universal Belay Program, the Sharp End podcast, and more. Learn more about our education efforts.


Protect the places you climb. The AAC was founded–and still exists today–to give climbers’ like you a unified voice in policy and advocacy issues. Our policy team collaborates with members and coordinates with partners, lawmakers, and agency leaders to address issues facing public lands and outdoor recreation. Apply for our Cornerstone Conservation Grant, Scientific Research Grant, or Anchor Replacement Program to support safe and healthy climbing landscapes in your area. Learn more about our policy and advocacy work.


  • Join the AAC during the October 5th-October 19th promotion, use promocode AACEARTHTREKS or AACPLANETGRANITE and you’ll receive a free pair of 5.10 Rogue shoes!

  • What are the Five Ten Rogue shoes? Designed with the basics in mind, the Rogue VCS is the ideal shoe for beginner climbers or experienced climbers running long sessions in the gym.

  • How do I obtain my Five Ten Rogue shoes? After joining the AAC, you’ll receive an email that includes a unique code to be redeemed on the Five Ten website. Please wait 2-3 business days for this unique code to be distributed.

  • Do I have to pay shipping? You’ll be required to pay $8.50 in shipping costs for the shoes.

  • Can I exchange the shoes for another size if they don’t fit? Yes! Five Ten wants you in the right size and you’ll just be responsible for paying the additional shipping charges for the exchange.

*Must join from October 5th-19th, 2018 to receive 5.10 Rogue shoes

*Must use promocode: AACEARTHTREKS or AACPLANETGRANITE upon checkout

*Offer valid while supplies last

*Individuals must pay $8.50 in shipping costs upon checkout with 5.10 Rogue shoes.

*Please allow 2-3 business days for distribution of the 5.10 Rogue shoe promo code

*Only available to individuals in the U.S.