Despite Minnesota being known for 10,000+ lakes there is an ample amount climbable rock across the state. The new Twin Cities Chapter is amped to connect with local climbers, gyms, clubs, and businesses, as well as continue building and supporting our climbing community. The Twin Cities is central to easy and challenging single pitch crags, which makes it an ideal place for beginners to advanced climbers!


Steve Schreader- Chapter Chair, AAC Member 2 years

Steve grew up in the Twin Cities metro area and has been an avid outdoors enthusiast since he was 5. Being involved in the BSA program as a youth he discovered the physically demanding, but not streamline, sport of rock climbing. Going all in throughout his high school and college days, Steve spent most of his time rock climbing at various gyms in the Twin Cities. Since that time he has entered into the world of Mountaineering, having attempted Mt. Rainier and has summits on Pikes Peak, Mt. Baldy, and Long’s Peak. Looking to expand his mountaineering repertoire, he plans on combining Alpine Touring and Mountaineering in the near future. He hopes to share all the knowledge he has about climbing in the Twin Cities area to all those who wish to learn and to just have fun doing what we all love to do: CLIMB!!! He is looking forward to moving the Twin Cities Chapter into a direction that focuses on education and knowledge for all AAC members both veteran and new, by providing clinics and workshops to expand the skills of other climbers, be they newcomers or grizzled veterans.

Rodel Querubin -Social Media Support, AAC member 1 year

Rodel Querubin moved to the Twin Cities from the Chicago area in 2005 and caught the Minnesotan bug for the outdoors, including taking on the art of traveling vertically through climbing. His interest in seriously improving and learning took hold a few years ago after casually climbing for many years, and hopes to both learn and share the vast knowledge of the Twin Cities climbing community. Through the AAC Twin Cities Chapter he hopes to foster a supportive, knowledgeable, and passionate community whether you're a beginner or veteran, whether your interests are in the gym and competition, in the alpine and ice, trad or sport. Climbers welcome.