Richmond, VA Chapter


Email: [email protected]

Meet Your Chapter Chairs:

Diane Brown - Diane Brown originally came to Virginia for college in 2009, but quickly fell in love with the Richmond outdoors community and knew she didn't what to leave anytime soon. While relatively new to climbing, Diane has spent the last couple years building her knowledge of clipping bolts, placing gear, and falling on pads. She is looking forward to furthering her own skills across all aspects of climbing as well as bringing her passion for climbing and learning new skills to the Richmond climbing community. 


Ben Howard - Whether it's long distance canoeing or clipping bolts, Ben is a passionate advocate for the outdoors community and dedicated to furthering his, and the Richmond Chapter's, knowledge through creating experiences for AAC members. Personally, he focuses on continual skills improvement while enjoying and sharing opportunities to learn about safety and etiquette in the mountains. Ben is thrilled to be in a position where he can help advance the presence of the AAC in the Richmond community. Please reach out with ideas, suggestions, inquires or would like to volunteer!