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Triple Crown Bouldering Series Wrap-Up

Posted on: November 8th, 2012 by lhummel
Joey Henson trying to put together the proj "Thunder Thighs"

The Triple Crown Bouldering Series had another eventful and successful year; thanks to Jim Horton, Chad and Rebecca Wykle, all the sponsors, AND the many many volunteers pitching in.  This being the 10 year anniversary for the Triple Crown Bouldering Series as a whole, and 19th anniversary for the Hound … Read more…

December 8: 8th Annual Dinner for the Southern Appalachian Section in Raleigh, NC

Posted on: November 6th, 2012 by lhummel

Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   8th Annual American Alpine Club Eastern North Carolina Get Together This annual event, hosted this year by Section Chair David Thoenen and his wife Maria, providesa great opportunity for the AAC members and their guests to socialize with old climbingpartners, meet new climbing partners, and discuss over … Read more…

Rowell Award Deadline Extended

Posted on: November 5th, 2012 by The AAC

The deadline for the Rowell Award has been extended until December 1, 2012. The award will be presented at the 2013 AAC Annual Benefit Dinner in San Francisco, Saturday, Febuary 23. The winner of the Rowell Award last year was talented climber and artist, Cory Richards. Cory recently wrote to us about his acceptance of … Read more…

Southern Appalachian Best Rappelling Practices Clinic.

Posted on: November 1st, 2012 by lhummel

Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   Event: American Alpine Club Rappelling Best Practices Clinic Time: 7:30 Dates: November 20 and December 17 Location: Cary REI Community Room,1751 Walnut Street, Cary, NC 27511 Cost: FREE (Includes FREE AAC Rappelling Best Practices T Shirt) In response to recent climbing … Read more…

1st Annual Forks Fest 2012!

Posted on: October 30th, 2012 by Western Region

A great first year for the Forks Fest! by AAC Member Chris Tatum.  Reposted from FlagstaffClimbing.com Forks Fest You never know how a “first annual” event is going to go. Will anyone show up? Will folks enjoy themselves? Will the weather hold? etc. This first annual Forks Fest event was awesome. I … Read more…

Sierra Nevada Section Annual Holiday Dinner

Posted on: October 26th, 2012 by Western Region

Featuring Guest Speaker, Steve Swenson  Sunday, December 2nd at 5:00pmBerkeley, CA Not sure he’ll bring the golden ice axe with him, but Piolet d’Or winner Steve Swenson will present a multimedia show entitled “Climbs in the Karakoram including film presentation of “The Old Breed – The First Ascent of Saser Kangri … Read more…

Southwest Section Annual Holiday Dinner

Posted on: October 26th, 2012 by Western Region

Saturday, December 1st at 6:00pmLos Angeles, CA The American Alpine Club’s Southwest Section presents it’s Annual Holiday Dinner at the Taix Restaurant in Los Angeles (911 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90026).  It’s just around the corner so register today! Cocktail hour begins at 6:00pm, followed by a gourmet dinner … Read more…

Rock the Vote! Slice O’ Pie Video Contest of all things climbing in the Southeast voting is open!

Posted on: October 25th, 2012 by lhummel

New River Gorge Campground Open and FREE!!! Tis the Season!

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by lhummel

You can now camp at the AAC New River Gorge Campground! Phase one of the building process is complete! The road is finished, and we’ve cleared spaces for camping. Come have a great time at our new campground! Basic camping is up and running with essentials like potable water, porta potties, … Read more…

Skitouring in the Western U.S. and Canada – 7pm Tuesday Nov 20, 2012

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by lhummel

Next meeting will be in the first [not second] floor meeting room at the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave N.W. Washington, DC 20008. Speakers will include: Ron Hall… ski mountaineering in the Pacific NW. Specifically, Mt Hood, Three Sisters (traverse), Broken Top, Mt. Rainier, and Stevens Pass, from … Read more…

Seneca Chili Cookoff – October 20-21, 2012

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by lhummel

The annual event at Seneca Rocks……and there will be AAC members attending. If you’re interested in meeting other section members, camping together or coordinating rides etc, please contact me. Details: http://www.seneca-rocks.com/srcs_site/information/chili.html

Fall Adopt-A-Crag Events – Great Falls & Northwest Branch

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by lhummel

The annual Access Fund events, organized through Mid-Atlantic Climbers. If you’re not going to the Chili Cookoff – Great Falls VA, 20 October, and Northwest Branch DC (bouldering) 20 November. Details and sign up: http://midatlanticclimbers.org/fall2012/adoptacrag.html

Bouldering, Bluegrass, & Beer!

Posted on: October 18th, 2012 by Western Region

Bouldering, Stewardship, Bluegrass, n’ Beer!   Join the American Alpine Club for the Western Region’s Fall Highball Craggin’ Classic to be held in Bishop, CA on November 9-10, 2012.  This will be a very special Eastside event kicking off on the evening of Friday, November 9th with the REEL Rock … Read more…

2012 Cornerstone Conservation Grant Recipients Announced

Posted on: October 17th, 2012 by The AAC

By Emma Walker, AAC Conservation & Advocacy Intern The American Alpine Club is pleased to announce that it has chosen the recipients of the 2012 Cornerstone Conservation Grant. The Cornerstone Grant funds essential infrastructure to reduce climber impacts at the climbing areas we love. Launched in 2011, this new AAC … Read more…

CLIMB UP! Follow Up!

Posted on: October 15th, 2012 by Great Lakes Section
CLIMB UP!

“CLIMB UP! is an event organized by the Great Lakes Section of the American Alpine Club and Down Wind Sports for AAC section members to gather, socialize, climb, and celebrate another year of adventure!” The event this year was one not to be missed!  4 full days with the Great Lakes … Read more…

Rock n’ Reel Festival! November 8th!

Posted on: October 12th, 2012 by Great Lakes Section

  JOIN THE AAC FOR UIC’S INAUGURAL CLIMBING CELEBRATION!      ROCK N’ REEL CLIMBING FEST Event Details include:Speed Climbing CompetitionRock Wall TwisterSlackliningClimbing Triviafinally… REEL Rock 7 Film  This year, REEL ROCK 7 rolls out a fresh batch of the best new climbing films from Sender Films, Big Up Productions, Camp 4 Collective, Alstrin … Read more…

Reel Rock 7 Showing at PLANET ROCK!

Posted on: October 12th, 2012 by Great Lakes Section
REEL ROCK 7 - Ann Arbor MI

NOVEMBER 10THGREAT LAKES SECTIONAAC MEMBERS   Planet Rock is bringing to you theREEL ROCK 7 film!!!! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!This year, REEL ROCK 7 rolls out a fresh batch of the best new climbing films from Sender Films, Big Up Productions, Camp 4 Collective, Alstrin Films, and more. The films … Read more…

Mr. President: Protect Our Outdoors and the $646 Billion Recreation Economy

Posted on: October 2nd, 2012 by The AAC

By Scott Braden, CMC Conservation Director With the Presidential debates gearing up for Denver tomorrow, we are eager to hear about President Obama’s plans for his conservation legacy for America. This week’s Denver visit comes on the heels of President Obama’s September 13th speech to voters in this swing state, just … Read more…

October 27 Clinic with Janet Bergman at Triangle Rock Club in Raleigh, NC

Posted on: October 2nd, 2012 by lhummel

Spend a Saturday Climbing with a Pro Janet Bergman Wilkinson – Evolution of a Climber Saturday, October 279:00 AM – 2:00 PMTriangle Rock Club102 Pheasant Wood CourtMorrisville, NC 27560 FREE Event for AAC Members!   Thanks to the Triangle Rock Club(use the discount code:  alpine8001) $15 for Non-Members (click below … Read more…

CLIMB UP! September 27-30th, 2012

Posted on: September 26th, 2012 by Great Lakes Section
CLIMB UP! Event Poster

Presented by the Great Lakes Section of the AAC and Down Wind Sports Thursday 9/27Sluggs Bluff Clean upClimbing Palmer MI Friday 9/28Silver Mountain Climbing Bo White PresentationKurt Smith Slide Show Saturday 9/29AAA Wall ClimbingShoe Demo – La Sportiva and Evolv SlackliningVendor BoothsAAC BBQ,  Party, and Camping! Sunday 9/30Little Presques Isle Bouldering … Read more…