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AMC Member Meeting

Central Az Bolt Replacement Program:

"The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly “

Wednesday, June 26 2024, 7-9 p.m.


This in-person presentation will feature Central Az Bolt Replacement (CABPR) Program members Ben Albright, Laurel Arndt and Paul Paonessa. You would be smart to be in the know about what your clipped into out there. Learn to recognize the types of fixed anchors you might encounter out on the rock and the ongoing efforts of CABRP to modernize the hardware of our local crags.
This meeting will be held at Chateau de Vie, 8227 E Orange Blossom Ln, Scottsdale, Arizona. Our meetings are open to the public. Members please feel free to invite family, friends, co-workers and anyone else that you think might be interested in learning more about the Arizona Mountaineering Club and the presentation. Hope to see you there!

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AMC Schools

The Arizona Mountaineering Club has been teaching outdoor rock climbing for nearly 60 years. As an all-volunteer organization, AMC is able to offer the most comprehensive training at a very low cost to AMC members.  For complete course details and the upcoming schedule, please see our Schools page at

Basic Outdoor Rock Climbing - This rock school is for new climbers, gym climbers wanting to transition to outdoor rock or anyone who learned from friends, but wants to fill in knowledge gaps.  We'll learn the current Best Practices in rock climbing and self-rescue basics over the course of 4 evenings and 3 all-day weekend sessions.

Anchors - This course is the next step for AMC Outdoor Rock Climbing grads. You'll learn how to safely and efficiently build trad and sport anchors for all aspects of climbing.  Combined with the skills learned in the Outdoor Rock Climbing School, you will have tall the skills required for safe top-rope climbing.

Lead - Is it time to move to the sharp end of the rope?  This is an advanced climbing class.  All aspects of lead climbing will be addressed with a strong emphasis on multi-pitch trad climbing.  Topics include gear (ropes and pro), the dynamics of lead falls, solid gear placement, rope management, anchors, and the mental as well as physical aspects of sport and trad leading. This class is for every competent climber. Even if you do not plan on leading, you will learn and understand the dynamics of lead climbing, and it will make you a more knowledgeable and capable climber and second.

Mountaineering - The AMC provides an excellent opportunity to network with fellow members with significant alpine skills and experience.  In addition to the opportunity to share and learn with fellow members, the AMC continues to develop partnerships with noted guide services for top-notch professional training in the alpine environment of rock and ice.

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