Moab Craggin' Classic
Oct
25
to Oct 27

Moab Craggin' Classic

The Moab Craggin’ Classic, powered by CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment, is the grassroots desert climbers fest! This October 25-27, we'll be uniting climbers around the campfire at a world renowned destination to celebrate all things climbing.

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Bishop Craggin' Classic
Nov
1
to Nov 3

Bishop Craggin' Classic

  • 232 N Main St. Bishop, CA 93514 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This November 1-3, the American Alpine Club and CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment invite you to the world-class climbing mecca of Bishop, California for the annual Eastside climbing party, the Bishop Fall Highball Craggin' Classic!

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Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Arno Ilgner

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Arno will offer insights on his renowned program and book, The Rock Warrior’s Way. This live presentation, Q&A, and book signing will inspire you to improve both your performance and enjoyment of climbing. To Arno, “mental training is scarcely covered in the climbing literature, yet it is as important to performance as strength, flexibility, and technique.”

RSVP on Facebook + get your ticket today!

SCHEDULE
7PM- Doors open
7:30PM - 8PM- Introduction and Warriors Way presentation
8PM - 8:30PM - Audience Q&A, Presented by All Things Climbing
8:30 - 9PM- Book Signing + Meet & Greet

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Sierra Nevada Section: Climbing Weekend in the Sonora Pass / Pinecrest Lake areas
Oct
11
to Oct 13

Sierra Nevada Section: Climbing Weekend in the Sonora Pass / Pinecrest Lake areas

  • Pinecrest Lake Campground (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A popular and beautiful area with climbing, hiking & lake activities! The Sierra Nevada Section will be offering camping, Saturday evening BBQ and a great time meeting fellow members! Note that we will not be providing guided activities. Registration options for the weekend: 2 nights camping at Pinecrest Lake Campground w/bbq OR no-camping just bbq.

Get tickets now: https://2019aacsonorapass.brownpapertickets.com/

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Sierra Nevada Section: Summer Retreat at Lost Trail Lodge
Jul
19
to Jul 21

Sierra Nevada Section: Summer Retreat at Lost Trail Lodge

Building on the popularity of our annual winter Lost Trail Lodge Ice Retreat, we are excited to return to the Lost Trail Lodge for a SUMMER WEEKEND! Spend two nights at this beautiful and cozy lodge in Coldstream Canyon outside of Truckee, CA. All meals will be provided from Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast. Join us for climbing, cycling, hiking or just hanging out at this amazing off-the-grid lodge. *Please note that there will be no guided activities.

Pre-registration is required and space is very limited. Register at the link below. We would love to have you join us!

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4221197

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/549175198944639/

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2019 OR Jam: Battle of the Bands
Jun
18
8:00 PM20:00

2019 OR Jam: Battle of the Bands

This legendary event returns in tandem with the 2019 Summer Outdoor Retailer Show! Join us for a night of live music from bands from whose members come from the outdoor industry including Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Cascade Designs, GORE and more!

New this year, The Liquid Courage Open Mic is open to anyone who warts to perform, either sitting in with a house band or performing solo. Sign up on-site!

Tuesday, June 18
Doors 8pm, Music starts at 8:30pm
$5 advance tickets (purchase HERE, or at the AAC Booth in the High Altitude Den at the Outdoor Retailer Show); $10 at the door

8:00:  Doors open

8:30 – 8:50: OR All Stars

9:00 – 9:30: Midnight Sun

9:40– 10:10: Liquid Courage Open Mic

10:20 -10:50: The Struggles

11:00-11:30: BD Band

All proceeds benefit the American Alpine Club

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May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Brooklyn Chapter Kickoff

This is the inaugural meeting of the Brooklyn Chapter of the American Alpine Club held at GP-81. Co-Chairs and Founders David Sewell and Timur Tusiray will lay out the vision they have for the chapter, open up the discussion to attendees to find out how they think this chapter can best serve the climbing community of Brooklyn, and discuss volunteer chapter positions available for those who are interested in taking a more active role!

GP-81 has generously offered attendees a discounted day pass to climb at their excellent bouldering gym, as well as waiving the prorated membership fee for May for those who wish to join the gym.

Facebook Event: https://m.facebook.com/events/428868101248553

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Austin Chapter: Adventure Film Festival Austin
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Austin Chapter: Adventure Film Festival Austin

The Adventure Film Festival World Tour celebrates its first year in Austin, Texas! Don't miss the lineup of hand-picked groundbreaking, independent adventure films. Here’s where you can experience the spirit of adventure in your own backyard. All proceeds support the Texas Climbers Coalition and the American Alpine Club - Austin Chapter.

https://www.facebook.com/events/829954690687694/

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May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Chattanooga Chapter: Brews Over Broad

Brews Over Broad is back and better than ever! We have FIVE legendary breweries bringing you the finest beverages to enjoy out on the deck. This year's line-up:

OddStory Brewing Company
Hutton & Smith Brewing Co.
Chattanooga Brewing Company
Good People Brewing Company
Big River Brewing Co.

This event is a great time had by all, but it's also a chance to show up and raise money for our friends at the Southeastern Climbers Coalition and Access Fund. This year we are also honored to be including the new Chattanooga chapter of the The American Alpine Club. Come out and support the amazing organizations that are helping to steward our cherished climbing areas! We'll be selling raffle tickets all night for prizes brought to you by Rock/Creek, REI and The North Face!

We're switching up the music a bit this year as well. We'll be keeping it classy with a LIVE JAZZ BAND for the first half of the evening. The second half of the evening will be DJ'd by none other than our own Wesley Walker.

COST:
Members : FREE
Non-Members : Free with day pass purchase

https://www.facebook.com/events/2549669058399876/

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New York Section: Annual Gunks Work & Play Weekend
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

New York Section: Annual Gunks Work & Play Weekend

Begin your spring climbing season in style this April!

Join the NY Section and local Chapters as we kick off the camping season with our Gunks Campground work-and-play weekend. In exchange for free camping, lunch, Saturday night dinner and two additional free nights camping over the summer, we ask participants to donate one day of the weekend to help get the campground ready for the season. See link below for info and registration. Public and private transportation options available.

Contact [email protected] for registration form.

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Washington DC: Don Hubbard Seneca First Ascentionist Celebration
Apr
20
10:00 PM22:00

Washington DC: Don Hubbard Seneca First Ascentionist Celebration

  • Yokum's Princess Snowbird Campground (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The American Alpine Club Seneca Rocks Chapter and PATC-MS presents The First Annual First Ascents Speaker Series (and Party) featuring John Christian on April 20th 2019!

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the first known ascent of Seneca Rocks, John Christian, the man who pioneered many of Seneca’s most classic climbs will be giving a slide show, talk and Q&A about climbing at Seneca from the ’50’s on.

The event will start at 6pm on Saturday night and will be held at the pavilion in Yokum’s Princess Snowbird campground. They will supply the hamburgers, veggie burgers, and fixings, you bring a dish to share, side or dessert. There will be a limited edition T shirt for sale as well. Donations accepted, all profits from T-shirt and donations go to the Seneca Rocks Volunteer Fire Department.

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West Michigan: No Mans Land Films
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

West Michigan: No Mans Land Films

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West Michigan Chapter of the AAC, Bill & Pauls, and North Face are partnering to bring films from No Man's Land Film Festival to Grand Rapids! In celebration of March and International Women's month, we are presenting a night of films to inspire and empower women everywhere. Doors open at 5:00 and showtime begins at 7:00 p.m. General admission is $12 at the door, but $10 online.

No Man's Land is sharing its mission of un-defining feminine and what it means to be a woman. While the name may sound exclusive, No Man’s Land encourages all genders to attend. Beyond the No Man's Land's mission, the films are a strong curation and representation of true outdoor adventure film - and they just happen to only feature women. .

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/284147135574625/

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Hueco Rock Rodeo
Feb
15
to Feb 17

Hueco Rock Rodeo

The American Alpine Club is proud to host the annual tradition of the Hueco Rock Rodeo. This is the premier outdoor bouldering competition and event in America! Drawing a huge crowd of American and international competitors dueling it out at the most iconic bouldering location in the states. 

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Tahoe Ice Retreat
Jan
25
to Jan 27

Tahoe Ice Retreat

Where: Coldstream Canyon – at Lost Trail Lodge (8600 Coldstream Trail, Truckee CA 96161) http://www.losttraillodge.com/

Ice climbing retreat – with meals provided and cooked for you, drinks and lodging at the ski/snowshoe-in-and-off-the-grid, Lost Trail Lodge.

Ski/Snowshoe in on Friday, January 25th …. Ice climb, ski and/or snowshoe on Saturday & Sunday then ski/snowshoe out on Sunday, January 27th.

• Two nights lodging at the warm, comfortable Lost Trail Lodge 
• all food and drinks from Friday night to Sunday lunch. 
• Meals will be provided, prepared, served, and cleaned up by local AAC leadership. 
• Ice climbing top ropes, as well as trail wands will be set-up prior to the weekend.
• THIS YEAR!! - SWAG, contests, and prizes! 

Not-included: This event does NOT include guided ice climbing, skiing or snowshoeing or travel and no instruction is being provided. The event does not provide personal gear, nor mechanized transport to and from the lodge.

Accommodation Details: The Lost Trail Lodge has 5 multi-person bedrooms, a large kitchen and eating area, and a large great room. There are various bed space / options noted in the Cost Details below.

Cost Details:
Queen Bed: $450 (can be shared) 
Single Bed: $300 
Floor Space: $150 
SIGN UP HERE: https://aactahoeiceretreat.brownpapertickets.com

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San Diego: The Adventure Film Festival
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

San Diego: The Adventure Film Festival

  • San Diego Natural History Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The San Diego Chapter of the American Alpine Club is proud to bring you the 2018 – 2019 lineup of hand-picked groundbreaking, independent, adventure films! There will be films covering adventures from climbing to paddling, surfing to mountain biking, and more! No matter what your passion may be, we hope to inspire your own outdoor adventures.

Ticket Link: https://adventurefilm.org/sandiego/

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"As Above, So Below" -  Book Tour Supporting the Grief Fund: New Paltz, NY
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

"As Above, So Below" - Book Tour Supporting the Grief Fund: New Paltz, NY

Chris Kalman (@climbwritekalman), author, climber, & AAJ editor is heading out on book tour this November with his new book, As Above, So Below. The book is a fictional account of a climbing accident in Patagonia, and the painful aftermath that follows.

The book was a finalist for the Mountain Fiction award at this year’s Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, and features beautiful original illustrations from Craig Muderlak (@craigmuderlak). The event is free to attend. 25% of book sales, and 100% of raffle proceeds will be donated to the AAC’s Climbing Grief Fund. More info can be found at: chriskalman.com This tour is being made possible by Chris Kalman, AAC, Outdoor Research, Princeton Tec, Maxim Climbing Ropes, & CLIF Bar.

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CASCADES: REEL ROCK AT VERTICAL WORLD
Dec
1
6:30 PM18:30

CASCADES: REEL ROCK AT VERTICAL WORLD

Join the Cascade Section for the 7th annual REEL ROCK AAC Fundraiser at Vertical World Seattle!

For the 7th year in a row, Vertical World Climbing Gyms will be shutting down their Seattle location to bring in the big screens (2!) for one of the biggest climbing community events in the Cascades! There will be vendors present and sponsorship from one of Seattle’s best breweries. A ticket will get you the show, refreshments, and access to a monster gear raffle!

Ticket link to follow. Stay tuned!

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"As Above, So Below" -  Book Tour Supporting the Grief Fund: Brooklyn, NY
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

"As Above, So Below" - Book Tour Supporting the Grief Fund: Brooklyn, NY

Chris Kalman (@climbwritekalman), author, climber, & AAJ editor is heading out on book tour this November with his new book, As Above, So Below. The book is a fictional account of a climbing accident in Patagonia, and the painful aftermath that follows.

The book was a finalist for the Mountain Fiction award at this year’s Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, and features beautiful original illustrations from Craig Muderlak (@craigmuderlak). The event is free to attend. 25% of book sales, and 100% of raffle proceeds will be donated to the AAC’s Climbing Grief Fund. More info can be found at: chriskalman.com This tour is being made possible by Chris Kalman, AAC, Outdoor Research, Princeton Tec, Maxim Climbing Ropes, & CLIF Bar.

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"As Above, So Below" -  Book Tour Supporting the Grief Fund: Scarborough, ME
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

"As Above, So Below" - Book Tour Supporting the Grief Fund: Scarborough, ME

Chris Kalman (@climbwritekalman), author, climber, & AAJ editor is heading out on book tour this November with his new book, As Above, So Below. The book is a fictional account of a climbing accident in Patagonia, and the painful aftermath that follows.

The book was a finalist for the Mountain Fiction award at this year’s Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, and features beautiful original illustrations from Craig Muderlak (@craigmuderlak). The event is free to attend. 25% of book sales, and 100% of raffle proceeds will be donated to the AAC’s Climbing Grief Fund. More info can be found at: chriskalman.com This tour is being made possible by Chris Kalman, AAC, Outdoor Research, Princeton Tec, Maxim Climbing Ropes, & CLIF Bar.

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"As Above, So Below" -  Book Tour Supporting the Grief Fund: North Conway
Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

"As Above, So Below" - Book Tour Supporting the Grief Fund: North Conway

  • International Mountain Equipment (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chris Kalman (@climbwritekalman), author, climber, & AAJ editor is heading out on book tour this November with his new book, As Above, So Below. The book is a fictional account of a climbing accident in Patagonia, and the painful aftermath that follows.

The book was a finalist for the Mountain Fiction award at this year’s Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, and features beautiful original illustrations from Craig Muderlak (@craigmuderlak). The event is free to attend. 25% of book sales, and 100% of raffle proceeds will be donated to the AAC’s Climbing Grief Fund. More info can be found at: chriskalman.com This tour is being made possible by Chris Kalman, AAC, Outdoor Research, Princeton Tec, Maxim Climbing Ropes, & CLIF Bar.

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"As Above, So Below" -  Book Tour Supporting the Grief Fund: Boston
Nov
26
6:30 PM18:30

"As Above, So Below" - Book Tour Supporting the Grief Fund: Boston

Chris Kalman (@climbwritekalman), author, climber, & AAJ editor is heading out on book tour this November with his new book, As Above, So Below. The book is a fictional account of a climbing accident in Patagonia, and the painful aftermath that follows.

The book was a finalist for the Mountain Fiction award at this year’s Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, and features beautiful original illustrations from Craig Muderlak (@craigmuderlak). The event is free to attend. 25% of book sales, and 100% of raffle proceeds will be donated to the AAC’s Climbing Grief Fund. More info can be found at: chriskalman.com This tour is being made possible by Chris Kalman, AAC, Outdoor Research, Princeton Tec, Maxim Climbing Ropes, & CLIF Bar.

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"As Above, So Below" -  Book Tour Supporting the Grief Fund: Voorhees, NJ
Nov
25
6:00 PM18:00

"As Above, So Below" - Book Tour Supporting the Grief Fund: Voorhees, NJ

Chris Kalman (@climbwritekalman), author, climber, & AAJ editor is heading out on book tour this November with his new book, As Above, So Below. The book is a fictional account of a climbing accident in Patagonia, and the painful aftermath that follows.

The book was a finalist for the Mountain Fiction award at this year’s Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, and features beautiful original illustrations from Craig Muderlak (@craigmuderlak). The event is free to attend. 25% of book sales, and 100% of raffle proceeds will be donated to the AAC’s Climbing Grief Fund. More info can be found at: chriskalman.com This tour is being made possible by Chris Kalman, AAC, Outdoor Research, Princeton Tec, Maxim Climbing Ropes, & CLIF Bar.

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"As Above, So Below" -  Book Tour Supporting the Grief Fund: Baltimore
Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

"As Above, So Below" - Book Tour Supporting the Grief Fund: Baltimore

Chris Kalman (@climbwritekalman), author, climber, & AAJ editor is heading out on book tour this November with his new book, As Above, So Below. The book is a fictional account of a climbing accident in Patagonia, and the painful aftermath that follows.

The book was a finalist for the Mountain Fiction award at this year’s Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, and features beautiful original illustrations from Craig Muderlak (@craigmuderlak). The event is free to attend. 25% of book sales, and 100% of raffle proceeds will be donated to the AAC’s Climbing Grief Fund. More info can be found at: chriskalman.com This tour is being made possible by Chris Kalman, AAC, Outdoor Research, Princeton Tec, Maxim Climbing Ropes, & CLIF Bar.

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