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Jim Waugh presents Climbing Baboquivari

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 7-9 p.m.

 

 

 

"The very name is like a dream; a hard place to get to..." Edward Abbey

Jim Waugh will present on climbing Baboquivari Peak. "Babo" is a granite monolith located about 60 miles west of Tucson. "Babo", the high point of the north-south, 30-mile-long Baboquivari Range, is one of the few mountain summits in Arizona that is reached only by technical climbing.
It is the most sacred place and mountain to the Tohono O'odham people.

Waugh has 45 years of climbing experience in Arizona and many national and international destinations, including Thailand. Jim took his first climbing school with the Arizona Mountaineering Club in 1975, and became President of the AMC shortly thereafter. Jim is the author of the climbing guides “A Climber’s Guide to Central Arizona (1981)”, ”A Topo Guide to Granite Mountain (1982)” and “Phoenix Rock – A Guide to Central Arizona Crags (1987)”. In addition to writing the guides, he personally climbed most of the routes and did several of the first ascents he wrote about. Jim’s first ascent record in Arizona includes four first ascents on Baboquivari alone. A legend in Arizona climbing, Jim was the founder of the Phoenix Bouldering Contest (later the Phoenix Boulder Blast) which achieved national and international attention. He was the first coach of the Phoenix Rock Gym Climbing Team and later the head coach of the Thailand National Climbing Team.

Please join us via zoom for a great evening as Jim Waugh shares his experiences climbing Baboquivari Peak!

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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/.

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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.

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