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AMC January Member Meeting:

Exploring Crags Around Mexico City

with Luis Carlos Garcia Ayala ...

& AMC Board Elections!

Wednesday, January 25 at 7 p.m.


Let’s rock the vote with the annual AMC election meeting and the crags! Our presenter, Luis Carlos Garcia Ayala, is the first Mexican to open a new big wall route on five continents. He is an outstanding big wall climber internationally and in Mexico, known for being the first climber to open the first two big wall routes in the massif of El Gigante in Chihuahua. He has extensive experience as a climber and sport route developer, with more than 600 pitches equipped in Mexico. His sport development begins in the big walls of Mexico and extends to Canada, Peru, Chile, Spain, Norway, Morocco, Australia and Pakistan.
Ayala will share his climbing experiences in one of the most popular destinations for Mexico City climbers. High on a hillside in a wooded park, the crags ring an enormous monolith of ash-colored conglomerate, where hanging draws trace overhanging lines up to solid 5.14. At over 8,000 feet above sea level, only two hours from the city, you will find this crag buzzing with climbers.
We will also finalize the 2023 AMC board, as this meeting concludes the election. Ballots will be emailed to all current AMC members after the January 9 board meeting.
We'll be meeting via Zoom, so once you RSVP via MeetUp, you will see the link to join the meeting. If you need to download Zoom, please do that ahead of time at (It's free to sign up.) Then you just need to follow the link a few minutes before the event starts. You can use any smartphone, tablet, or computer that has audio and video capabilities.
Please join us!


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AMC Schools

Registration is Open for all Spring 2023 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

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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