Story Swap
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Story Swap

Join us for a night of inspiration, grit and misadventure, as told by fellow Philly climbers! We have assembled a panel of 6 presenters, who will each tell a short story and share photos from a recent trip. Free pizza and beer will be provided.

Time: Doors @ 6:30, show 7-9
Tickets: $12 AAC members, $16 non-members
Early Bird Sale (until 9/21): $8 AAC members, $12 non-members

AAC Members use coupon code AACPHL at checkout. Not a member? Join HERE

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Reel Rock 13 & Afterparty
Nov
10
6:30 PM18:30

Reel Rock 13 & Afterparty

Get ready for climbing’s greatest stories, stars, and ascents. REEL ROCK 13 premieres four new short films that will deliver heart-thumping action, big laughs, and pure inspiration. Whether you are a committed climber, or just want to see what climbing is all about, the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Alpine Club and Tufas Bouldering Lounge invite you to come and be inspired by some of the best cinematography the climbing world has to offer! 

After the film, hop on the shuttle to Tufas Boulder Lounge for a rockin afterparty, free to all ticket holders!

Ticketing and more info on the afterparty coming soon!

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Cleaning Sport Anchors Clinic
Sep
23
4:00 PM16:00

Cleaning Sport Anchors Clinic

PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLINIC IS SOLD OUT. TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL AT PHILLYCHAPTER@AMERICANALPINECLUB.ORG

The Philadelphia Chapter of the AAC is excited to announce a sport anchor cleaning clinic designed to teach efficient and safe methods to clean the gear from single pitch sport climbing anchors. We welcome climbers with basic belay skills, who know how to tie a figure-eight knot, to the clinic, where they will receive first-hand experience cleaning a sport anchor under the supervision of experienced AAC educational instructors. The clinic will be held at Livezy rock in the Wissahickon park on Sunday September 23rd at 4 pm and costs $5 for AAC members and $10 for non-members.

STEP ONE

STEP TWO

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to safely clean the gear from the top of a single-pitch sport climbing route and be lowered off by our belayer

  • Understand the importance of communicating a plan with our belayer and assessing their understanding of the plan

  • Recognize that the material in this course will not cover all situations and know when rappelling (not covered in this course) may be more appropriate.

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in single pitch outdoor sport climbing, people looking for a refresher, and those interested in becoming more efficient and safe!

Things to bring

Harness, rock shoes, belay device, water.

Pre-requisite knowledge to attend

Must know how to safely belay and tie a figure-eight knot.

Where to Park

Park at the waypoint listed on the event page on W Allens Ln. There is parking on the right hand side and we will walk down to the rock together

Addition questions, send us a message at phillychapter@americanalpineclub.org

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The Dawn Wall Film Screening
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

The Dawn Wall Film Screening

The Dawn Wall is coming to Philly for one night only! A bunch of AACPHL members will be there for the show and then are going to head to a local pub for drinks and food afterwards. Grab a ticket online, get there a little early, and keep an eye out in the lobby for people with AACPHL T-shirts on. Hope to see you there! 

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Gear and Beer: Passive Protection
Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

Gear and Beer: Passive Protection

A Gear & Beer is a pint night with a short presentation on a specific type of gear. This month we'll be talking about Passive Gear – Pitons, Nuts, Hexes, Tricams, BigBros. We'll be giving out prizes for the oldest, most mangled, and way too big pro, so bring 'em if you have 'em! All climbers are welcome!

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