San Diego Chapter
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Meet Your Section Co-Chairs:
Piotr Andrzejcak picked up climbing in the Washington D.C. area, discovering the Potomac Mountaineering Club and the American Alpine Club - Washington DC Section. As the seasons change so does the climbing in the east coast. Springs, Summers and Falls were spent at the local DC crags, Seneca and New River Gorge with the annual trip to the Sierra Nevada and Cascades. Winters were spent hunting ice in the DC area and long roads trips to the Northeast climbing ice. Recipient of the Live Your Dream Grant in 2014 taking a team of 3 to the Alaska Range climbing several peaks around Denali. Work relocation led me to San Diego in 2015. Since then enjoying the consistent sunny weather while sending local Southern California crags and high Sierra granite. Looking forward to strengthen San Diego climbing community.
Jonathan Wachtel was born and raised in West Virginia climbing trees and didn't start looking to rocks until
college. What started blind-folded on an indoor wall quickly escalated to self-taught trad leads in
Seneca Rocks, WV. He survived. Since then, he's climbed rock and ice in 19 states and 7 countries with
a couple intentional and unintentional first ascents mixed in. Between leads, Jonathan managed to graduate from the United States Naval Academy, earn a Masters, and bag a beautiful bride. He’s an Active Duty Surface Warfare Officer stationed in sunny San Diego, CA. Jonathan has been an AAC Member since 2013 is currently the Co-Chairman of its San Diego Chapter.