Philly Chapter AAC events are open to everyone. We’d love to see you join us as a part of the AAC, but regardless of your membership status, we want you to come out and have a good time!
— Benjamin Franklin

UPCOMING EVENTS


 
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CHAPTER ROAD TRIP TO THE GUNKS

June 22nd-24th

Join us for a weekend of climbing, camping, games, food and fun at one of the East coast's premier climbing destinations! 

All are welcome, regardless of skill level. The Gunks are a traditional climbing area, so there is no sport climbing to be had, but there is tons of bouldering and world-class traditional and toprope climbing.

If you would like a full day of professional guiding and/ or instruction, we have partnered with Alpine Endeavors to offer discounted pricing to road trip attendees. Alpine Endeavors is offering a full day of instruction to both beginner and intermediate climbers. There are also a number of other guide companies in the Gunks. See the additional Info below.  

If you would like to get a quick primer on some new climbing skills, we are working with Vertical Gains to provide attendees two half-day clinics on Saturday for both beginner and advanced climbers.  

For climbers with a basic understanding of climbing technique and the ability to belay there will be some opportunities to climb with experienced climbers in an informal setting. If you would like to learn more about this, please send us an email describing your current skill set, preferred style of climbing, and the gear you own so we can help you get the most out of your time at the Gunks. 

The AAC's Gunks campground is a wonderful resource for small groups, but it can be difficult to manage a large group up there. So we have rented a cabin with a large plot of land a short drive from the Gunks. Your registration includes Saturday breakfast and dinner, Sunday breakfast, and camping on Saturday and Sunday nights. Please bring everything you need to camp outside, and plan for limited accommodations and bath facilities. Hit the link below for additional info. 

Please note: If you're not a member of the Mohonk Preserve you will need to buy a day pass in order to access the climbing at the Shawangunks. Our chapter is offering a limited number of 50% off day passes to the Mohonk Preserve.

Hope to see you on the rock! 

 

AAC Members: $45 Early Bird/ $55 Pre-Registered/ $60 Weekend-Of 

General Admission: $55 Early Bird/ $65 Pre-Registered/ $70 Weekend-Of

 

Early-Bird sale ends June 8th.

 

TWO STEPS TO REGISTER

 

STEP 1: SIGN THE WAIVER

The AAC uses EZWaiver for all of our events. It'll take a minute or two to create an EZWaiver account, but once you have you can sign future waivers in seconds by logging in. Please make sure to sign both the climbing and social waivers

STEP 2: REGISTER

AAC Members, use coupon code AACPHL at checkout to get your discount. 

Discounted registration, a free AAC PHL shirt, and special accommodations are available to event volunteers. Send us an email if you're interested in volunteering for the weekend before you register.

If you have any DIETARY RESTRICTIONS. Please send us an email at phillychapter@americanalpineclub.org so we can make sure to accommodate you.


PAST EVENTS


2018

APRIL 25TH- GEAR & BEER- CAMS

FEBRUARY 3RD- NO MANS LAND FILM FESTIVAL

2017

NOVEMBER 4TH- REEL ROCK 12

SEPTEMBER 28TH- THE STORY SWAP

JUNE 23RD- 25TH- ROAD TRIP TO THE GUNKS

MARCH 29TH- SPRING PINT NIGHT

2016

NOVEMBER 12TH- REEL ROCK PHILADELPHIA

OCTOBER 15TH- GYM TO CRAG TRANSITION/ ANCHOR BUILDING CLINIC

AUGUST 29TH - UELI STECK SPEAKER SERIES @ THE ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES

JULY 21ST- SUMMER PINT NIGHT @ WAHOO'S

JUNE 17TH- CLIFFHANGER MOVIE NIGHT IN THE PARK

APRIL 21ST - THE SWAP @ RUBA CLUB STUDIOS

MARCH 31ST - HOLD FAST: A. WILDMAN BENEFIT @ THE IRISH POL

MARCH 16TH - MOVIE NIGHT @ THE ART DEPT. 

MARCH 1ST- ANGOLA. THE NORTH FACE SPEAKER SERIES WITH ALEX HONNOLD. 

FEBRUARY 17TH- WINTER PINT NIGHT @ THE INSTITUTE

2015

NOVEMBER 14TH- REEL ROCK 10 PHILADELPHIA @ RUBA CLUB STUDIOS 

AUGUST 21ST- MERU FILM PREMIER AND AFTER PARTY 

JULY 8TH- STORY SWAP. TALES FROM THE SHARP END

MAY 9TH- MT GRETNA ADOPT A CRAG

APRIL 25TH-26TH- BIRDSBORO CLIMB AND CLEAN