New River Gorge Craggin' Classic
Sep
21
to Sep 23

New River Gorge Craggin' Classic

  • AAC New River Gorge Campground (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Southeast's premier climber throw down, holler down, and hoedown.

Rally to the New River Gorge! Join the American Alpine Club and CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment in Fayetteville, West Virginia on September 21st - 23rd for the 7th annual Craggin' Classic in the New River Gorge!

This 3-day grassroots climbing festival celebrates the climbers and climbing of the Southeast. The weekend features climbing clinics taught by professional athletes and guides, stewardship and conservation efforts, glow-stick dance parties, gear demos, food, films, music, free beer and whiskey (21+), games, free swag, bonfires, raffles, silent auctions and good times with great people!

The festivities will take place at the AAC's campground with clinics taught at nearby crags in the Gorge.

World class climbing combined with Southern hospitality, live music, dead pigs, and an after-party that will have you howling at the moon. It's better than good. It's supremely-awesome. See you at the New.

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Montana: Lost Minds Lost Horse Boulder Rally
Sep
29
8:00 AM08:00

Montana: Lost Minds Lost Horse Boulder Rally

Come celebrate climbing access on public lands in western Montana at the Lost Minds (at) Lost Horse bouldering rally in Lost Horse Canyon near scenic Hamilton, MT!

This community event will include some of the Bitterroot’s finest granite blocks, a trash clean-up, BBQ dinner, raffle, and LOTS OF PRIZES. Evening entertainment brought to you by local string slayers, West Fork

We are proud to partner with the American Alpine Club and The Access Fund for this event!

CLICK 'FIND TICKETS' ABOVE TO PRE-REGISTER
$28/pre-registration (t-shirt included), $35/day of registration
Beginner Men + Women (V0 - V2)
Intermediate Men + Women (V3 - V5)
Open Men + Women (V5+)
Open Youth (16 and under)

Check-in starts at 8 am. Climbing begins at 9:30 am until 6:00 pm (ish). Prize ceremony, raffle, and BBQ to follow!

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/678094605870160/

For more area info and for the Lost Horse Bouldering Guide visit: www.bitterrootbeta.org

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Rumney Craggin' Classic
Oct
5
to Oct 7

Rumney Craggin' Classic

Join the American Alpine Club and CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment this October 5th to 7th for the first ever climbing extravaganza and festival, known as the Rumney Craggin’ Classic!

This 3-day, grassroots climbing festival is a true celebration of all things climbing, featuring speakers, clinics, local and national gear reps, slideshows, and stewardship projects that define our sport and our community.

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Devil's Lake Craggin' Classic
Oct
12
to Oct 14

Devil's Lake Craggin' Classic

  • Devil's Lake State Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the American Alpine Club and CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment in Baraboo, WI this October 12th to 14th for the fourth annual Midwest climbing extravaganza, the Devil's Lake Craggin’ Classic!

This 3-day, grassroots climbing festival is a true celebration of all things climbing, featuring speakers, clinics, local and national gear reps, slideshows, and stewardship projects that define our sport and our community.

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NW Montana: Butte Bouldering Bash
Oct
13
8:00 AM08:00

NW Montana: Butte Bouldering Bash

You're invited to the 9th Annual Butte Bouldering Bash - benefiting the Southwest Montana Climbers Coalition!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 13th: Comp, Raffle, and good times. More details to come as they develop. Follow and register for the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bouldering-the-Backwaters-Montanaboulderingcom-145426035492715/

 

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Shelf Road Craggin' Classic
Oct
19
to Oct 21

Shelf Road Craggin' Classic

Bringing you the finest dirtbagging-grassroots-climber-gathering in Southern Colorado!

This October 19th-21st, head on down to the best limestone sport cragging Colorado has to offer, and with the American Alpine Club and CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment, be treated to a weekend of clinics, contests, beer, parties, slideshows, films, giveaways, stewardship and fun.

For 2018 we have an incredible weekend in store: up your game with stellar clinics taught by professional climbers and local mountain guides, presented in part by Pikes Peak Alpine School; local food and beer will abound; and a crag stewardship project on Sunday morning will give you a quick opportunity to roll up your sleeves and give back to help keep our climbing areas clean and well maintained. New this year is a Horseshoe Hell-style competition at the cliffs on Saturday sponsored by City Rock Climbing Center, live music, DJ and dance floor, and local food trucks. Spend time with friends, drink lots of free beer, win top end gear at our raffles and silent auctions, do some fabulous bolt clipping in the sun, and give some love to your crag, that’s the Shelf Road Craggin’ Classic in a nutshell.

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Moab Craggin' Classic
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Moab Craggin' Classic

The American Alpine Club and CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment are proud to announce the revamped Moab Craggin' Classic is back and better than ever!

Please come enjoy the clear desert air with us here in Moab, UT for a weekend of amazing climbing clinics, festivities, films, presentations, gear giveaways, and stewardship projects. We have some great presenters this year. Additionally, we have an amazing array of clinics to offer, taught by some of the best and brightest in the industry, along with a few special guests!

This 3-day climbing festival, organized in conjunction with local sponsors and guide services, will be a celebration of the heart of canyon country, highlighting the unique and special nature of our region and our community.

This is the desert at its best, and we know you’ll be here already, so please join us for the return of our American Alpine Club Moab Craggin’ Classic!

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Bishop Craggin' Classic
Nov
2
to Nov 4

Bishop Craggin' Classic

This November 2nd - 4th, the American Alpine Club and CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment invite you to the one and only, the world's most world-class climbing mecca, Bishop, California for the 11th annual Eastside-climbing-celebration-mega-throw-down, the Bishop Fall Highball Craggin' Classic!

About the Highball:
This 3-day climbing festival is a true celebration of climbing in the Eastern Sierra. Started just over a decade ago by local climbers looking to clean up the Buttermilks and afterwards drink some beers with friends, the Highball has always been a grassroots event by climbers, for local climbers. The event has grown to feature films, climbing clinics, slideshows, music, games, gear, and good times--all in a massive celebration right in the heart of downtown Bishop. And of course, we have incredible participation in our local stewardship projects, which take place both in the Volcanic Tablelands as well as the Buttermilks.

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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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Smith Rock Craggin' Classic
Sep
14
to Sep 16

Smith Rock Craggin' Classic

  • Smith Rock State Park Terrebonne, OR (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join The American Alpine Club, CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment, and Edelrid in historic Smith Rock State Park on September 14-16 for the not-to-be-missed celebration of the Pacific Northwest’s climbing and climbers!

The 2018 event will feature a full lineup of climbing clinics taught by professional athletes and local guides from Chockstone Climbing Guides--there's no better way to enhance your game. New this year, we are hosting Adventure Film Fest, featuring gritty, creative, visceral, inspiring, poignant adventure films. Also enjoy plenty of local beer all weekend long from Silver Moon Brewing Co., camping a walk away from the park, local food trucks, silent auctions and raffles with incredible deals on top-end gear, yoga, music, vendor village, and a Sunday stewardship project giving back to the park hosted by the Mazamas and Oregon State Parks.

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North Texas: Gear & Beer Happy Hour
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

North Texas: Gear & Beer Happy Hour

Come grab a beer and talk gear with members of the North Texas Chapter of the American Alpine Club. Thursday, September 6, 6PM-8PM at Trinity Hall Irish Pub. All experience levels welcome. 

This month's topic: PASSIVE GEAR! Prizes for the most mangled, oldest gear, and biggest nuts, tricams, big bros, etc. 

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/305723606899155/

 

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New Mexico Section:  Mentmore Climbing Area Clean Up and Climb
Aug
18
to Aug 19

New Mexico Section: Mentmore Climbing Area Clean Up and Climb

Come join the New Mexico Section for a couple days of crag stewardship and climbing! Thanks to an AF conservation grant we will be putting on a big crag clean up. The city will be providing rollaway dumpsters for us to use. Gloves, Lunch, and trash bags will also be provided. 

For more information, please email us at [email protected]

Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AACNM/

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San Diego: Climb with Brad Gobright!
Aug
17
5:00 PM17:00

San Diego: Climb with Brad Gobright!

Brad Gobright is coming to San Diego!

The American Alpine Club San Diego Chapter and Mesa Rim Climbing and Fitness present: Climb with Brad. Come to Mesa Rim, Mira Mesa on Friday, August 17th between 5-7pm to climb with @bradgobright and bring your questions. (This part of the event is free for Mesa Rim members or climb with the purchase of a climbing day pass, if you're not a member).  

We will then move on to the Mesa Rim Co-working center (from 7-9pm), to watch Brad's short film about climbing at Indian Creek and hear about his climbing journey- including his speed record on The Nose! The tickets to the film and slide show can be bought for $10 at the door.

 

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Battle of the Bands: 2018 OR Industry Jam
Jul
25
8:00 PM20:00

Battle of the Bands: 2018 OR Industry Jam

The American Alpine Club is psyched to bring back the Battle of the Bands at Summer Outdoor Retailer! Join us for an evening of music and competition with music from brands: Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Gore, Cascade Design, Petzl, Farm to Feet plus DJ Matt Cassidy spinning tunes between sets!

Tickets $5 in advance, $10 at the door. BUY NOW online, tickets will also be available at the American Alpine Club booth at Summer OR: Booth #44101-UL

All proceeds benefit programs of the AAC.

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Northern VA/DC: Local Speaker Series - A First Ascent in the Cordillera Vilcabamba & Other Stores in South America
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Northern VA/DC: Local Speaker Series - A First Ascent in the Cordillera Vilcabamba & Other Stores in South America

DC local Jack Barker just finished high school last year and already has quite the mountaineering resume. He's been to Alaska, Rainier and most recently, he and his friend Emil Tjonneland went to South America. Hear their stories of climbing Aconcagua and other adventures further south in Patagonia. See you there! Click here for more info!

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Packs for Public Lands Happy Hour
Jul
23
4:30 PM16:30

Packs for Public Lands Happy Hour

The American Alpine Club and Cotopaxi have teamed to create limited-edition Luzon 18L daypacks featuring AAC member and artist @cragdoodles artwork. Don't miss the chance to snag one! Speciality cocktail included with purchases of $10 insulated Klean Kanteen mugs will also be available for purchase.

Kick off Outdoor Retailer show with us on Monday, July 23 from 4:30-6 pm at the Cotopaxi booth #34113-UL. 

This event is part of Outdoor Retailer: Summer Market 2018 and attendees must be registered for the event to participate. All proceeds benefit the AAC's conservation and policy program.

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Belay Certifications and Educations Workshops
Jul
23
to Jul 26

Belay Certifications and Educations Workshops

  • Denver Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Head over to the High Altitude Den on the Upper Exhibit Level (32083-UL) for a quick bouldering session and an opportunity to take one of our educational workshops or earn your free universal belay certification. This event is part of Outdoor Retailer: Summer Market 2018 and attendees must be registered for the event to participate.

 

Monday, July 23:

9am - 11am Belay Certification

1pm - 4pm Rappelling Clinic

Tuesday, July 24:

9am - 10am Assisted Braking Devices Demo & Best Practices

11am - 12pm Direct Belay Demos

1pm - 5pm Belay Certification 

Wednesday, July 25:

9am - 12pm Belay Certification

2pm - 5pm Anchor Cleaning Techniques

Thursday, July 26:

9am - 10am Belay Escapes

11am - 12pm Fixed Gear Demo

1pm - 3pm Belay Certification 

 

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The Emerging Indoor Climber Panel
Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

The Emerging Indoor Climber Panel

We continue to see an explosion in the climbing gym culture in the US, many climbers are being introduced to climbing indoors. In fact, many of those climbers will never climb outside. A new population of urban climbers - indoor climbers - are hitting the scene. How can the US climbing industry support these climbers and their ambition to stay inside when so much of what we focus on is getting outside? 

Location: Demo Experience Education Tent

Sunday, July 22, 2018: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Northern VA/DC: Local Speaker Series: Probably the Best Hike in the World
Jul
3
7:00 PM19:00

Northern VA/DC: Local Speaker Series: Probably the Best Hike in the World

Come out and join Sportrock and the AAC for an adventurous story from the far east! In April, Sportrock locals went on a trip to Nepal to hike the Annapurna Circuit. Despite the fact that no one roped up or put on climbing shoes, the 140 mile trek at altitudes of up to 18000 ft is no cake walk. The team experienced severe weather, acclimatization issues and one late night epic. See you there!  Click here for more info!

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Metro NY Chapter: Dirtbag: Legend of Fred Beckey
Jun
26
11:00 AM11:00

Metro NY Chapter: Dirtbag: Legend of Fred Beckey

Join us at one of NYC newest gyms, GP81 for Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey, a documentary film celebrating the life and legacy of the original “dirtbag” mountaineer, who died last year at 94.

Fred is a true American icon, whose monumental first ascents and eloquent stories inspired generations of climbers to get out and find adventure. Come check out the gym, get a deal on a day-pass and learn about the rebel athlete who pioneered the dirtbag lifestyle and set the standard for what it means to be truly "committed."

GP81 is a new bouldering gym located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn that was designed and built by local climbers. It is a training-focused facility catering directly to the NYC climbing community. A full fitness set-up and densely packed boulder problems allow any dedicated climber to make gains and see improvements. The gym features 6,500 sq ft of climbing terrain, including two Moon Boards, a custom GP81 board, and walls of 30, 45 and 60 degrees. Film tickets are $15 in advance/$18 at the door and include beer and a GP81 koozie.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling GP81 at 347-689-3082 or stopping by the gym. The gym will be be open all day and seating for the movie begins at 7pm. Space is limited, RSVP to reserve your spot and then purchase the tickets directly from GP81.

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Charlotte NC: Trad is Rad! Alpine Pint NIght
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Charlotte NC: Trad is Rad! Alpine Pint NIght

What exactly does a standard NC trad rack look like, anyway? Bring your favorite pieces, compare, contrast and discuss. Don't have a rack yet? This is a great place to see what others have got and to get advice as you start to accumulate a rack of your own. Prizes will be awarded for the largest, smallest and most unusual piece of protection!

Alpine Pint Nights are monthly gatherings for Charlotte climbers. Drink beer. Meet climbers. Talk climbing. Make plans. All are welcome.

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/113955422821580/

 

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Central Arizona Chapter - Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Central Arizona Chapter - Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

Dirtbag: Legend of Fred Beckey at the Pollack Tempe Cinemas, Tempe, AZ

Join the American Alpine Club and the Arizona Mountaineering Club for one of the most received climbing films in years: Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey.

Proceeds will benefit the Save the Homestead Campaign, with additional sponsors Metolius, Petzl, Boulders on Broadway, Focus Climbing Centers, Phoenix Rock Gym, AZ on the Rocks, Arizona Hiking Shack, Ape Index, FiveTen, and Access Fund.

Tickets are $15

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DC Section - Northern VA Chapter: Speaker Series
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

DC Section - Northern VA Chapter: Speaker Series

  • Sportrock Climbing Centers - Sterling, VA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come on out to Sportrock Sterling for the next event in the AAC Speaker Series! On Tuesday 2/27 we are featuring local climber Sally Ontiveros. Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Sally’s love for adventure began at an early age. She has since called 7 different states home, before settling back in Virginia to be close to family...

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