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Sean Peters presents:

Climbing on Camelback Mountain

 

October 27, 2021

Wednesday, 7 p.m.

The best-known natural landmark in Phoenix, Camelback Mountain is named for its two summits resembling the hump and head of a kneeling camel. In contrast to the surrounding mountains, Camelback offers a brilliant array of reds, oranges and pinks created by soft granite, sedimentary sandstone and bubbly conglomerate rock. With jutting rocks, awe-inspiring cliffs, curving domes, caves, holes and crevices, the mountain itself is a natural wonder. Blooming wildflowers in this lovely landscape only add to the breathtaking beauty.

Buildering (Urban bouldering), bouldering and big walling has kept Sean Peters preoccupied for the last 30 years. From his first climb on Camelback Mountain to a devotion to climbing in the Grand Canyon, Vermillion Cliffs and beyond, climbing has been his calling for past three decades.

When not climbing rocks, Peters is climbing trees or birdwatching. He currently works for the City of Phoenix as a Park Ranger. Learning to climb at Camelback Mountain and having it be his office for the last 21 years has given Peters insight and a deep connection to the mountain. His presentation will include the history of climbing at Camelback, highlight several routes and share personal insights from his experiences of climbing the myriad of routes on the mountain.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an in-person event and will be held entirely outside. Please dress accordingly and bring layers to keep comfortable in cool evening temperatures. If it rains, this event will be rescheduled.

Even though this is an outdoor event, masks are required. This event is capped at 20 people. Please RSVP here on MeetUp, https://www.meetup.com/Arizona-Mountaineering-Club/events/278650341/ , send your email address to me at (deborahlroether@gmail.com) and you will be sent location information and the required AMC COVID waiver.

 

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Special Notice - Due to the status of COVID-19 transmission in Maricopa County as of September, 2021, the class size for the Fall Basic Outdoor Rock Climbing School will be limited to 20 students and all sessions will be conducted on-line or outdoors, eliminating all normal in-door activities.

If you are interested in any of our AMC Schools, please go to the schools page at http://arizonamountaineeringclub.net/schools/ for more details and instructions to reserve your spot today!

AMC Schools

The Arizona Mountaineering Club has been teaching outdoor rock climbing for over 50 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 http://arizonamountaineeringclub.net/schools/.

Basic Outdoor Rock Climbing - This rock school is for new climbers or anyone who learned from friends, but wants to fill in knowledge gaps and 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. We will teach you 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 the complete skill set 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.

Basic Canyoneering - A recent addition to the AMC training curriculum, this course is intended for those who have never been canyoneering along with those wanting to refresh their understanding of the many core concepts. The basics are a critical starting point for every responsible individual entering the canyons.

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 and skills development.

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