Group Mentoring Program

Registration for this program has closed. To be notified when registration re-opens for the winter 18/19, please send an email to:

Kate Otte
Climbing Mentoring Program Administrator, AAC Philadelphia Chapter

The purpose of the program is to create a dialogue between climbers of varying backgrounds and skill levels to share expertise, experiences and goals. It is an opportunity for both mentoring-up and mentoring-down!

Each mentor group (4-6 people) will have a mix of novice, intermediate, and advanced climbers. You'll take the survey below and we'll sort and match applicants in to groups with differing skill sets. 

The advantage of having a range of experience levels and climbing styles represented in each group is that each participant can bring a unique perspective to the conversation, regardless if you're brand new to climbing or a seasoned veteran. 

This program is not designed to include instruction in hard skills such as belaying or lead climbing. Rather, it is meant to be an opportunity for local climbers to meet new partners and discuss climbing areas worth experiencing, training and gear suggestions, trip planning, and resources to continue your education as a climber.

The program includes four meetings over four months (June–September). Each group should meet at least four times, averaging once a month, for at least an hour each time. We suggest meeting at a local rock gym, but the specifics of meeting location will be determined by your group. Click here to see the suggested discussion topics for each meeting - this is an informal program so they are just guidelines! 

You do not have to be an AAC member to participate in this program!