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AMC December Meeting

Arizona Mountaineering Club Holiday Party

Friday, December 8, 2023, 6-9 p.m.

Is there anything better than gathering with and spending time with your tribe during the holidays?  Come join the AMC Member Holiday Party and celebrate being together, all the fine climbs shared, hanging out, and catching up on all the good things in life.  You must be a dues paying member to attend!

Please RSVP at  and join us for this in-person member meeting at Chateau De Vie I Clubhouse.

8227 E Orange Blossom Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

AMC Outings & Events

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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.

Canyoneering - A recent addition to the AMC training opportunities, AMC has partnered with Tom Seeley and Arizona Rock & Canyon to offer AMC members a 20% discount for Canyoneering training courses.

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