Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Rock Program Volunteers Kickoff Party

It’s time to kickoff the Rock Program! If you’re a returning assistant or instructor, or would like to become an assistant, please join us for the kickoff party. Frannie and Steve have graciously offered to host at their place in Somerville.

We will welcome old friends, introduce this year’s program, and discuss changes to the curriculum and the program itself. Plus everyone’s favorite - assembling the student packets!

Some food and drink will be provided, but please bring something to share as well!

For more details, contact rock@amcbostonclimbers.com.

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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

AMC Climbing Night at Brooklyn Boulders

A reminder that a gym night will be happening on Thursday, March 28th, 7pm at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville. Look for Kumi and Heidi in Rock Program t-shirts when you arrive to be matched up with a partner. Come out for a fun night of climbing and a chance to reconnect with the AMC community!

If you’re not a Brooklyn Boulders member, you might be able to get a guest pass from another member of the community. Check Facebook or your email for more details.

Happy climbing!

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Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

AMC Climbing Night at Brooklyn Boulders

A reminder that a gym night will be happening on Wednesday, April 10th, 7pm at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville. Look for Mark J. and Steve N. in Rock Program t-shirts when you arrive to be matched up with a partner. Come out for a fun night of climbing and a chance to reconnect with the AMC community!

If you’re not a Brooklyn Boulders member, you might be able to get a guest pass from another member of the community. Check Facebook or your email for more details.

Happy climbing!

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Apr
16
7:30 PM19:30

AMC Climbing Night at Metro Rock

A reminder that a gym night will be happening on Tuesday, April 16th, 7pm at MetroRock in Everett. Look for David G. and Joyelle W. in Rock Program t-shirts when you arrive to be matched up with a partner. Come out for a fun night of climbing and a chance to reconnect with the AMC community!

If you’re not a MetroRock member, you might be able to get a guest pass from another member of the community. Check Facebook or your email for more details.

Happy climbing!

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Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

AMC Climbing Night at Central Rock Gym

A reminder that a gym night will be happening on Thursday, April 25th, 7pm at Central Rock Gym in Watertown. Look for Lorenzo and Heidi in Rock Program t-shirts when you arrive to be matched up with a partner. Come out for a fun night of climbing and a chance to reconnect with the AMC community!

If you’re not a Central Rock Gym member, you might be able to get a guest pass from another member of the community. Check Facebook or your email for more details.

Happy climbing!

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Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

June Climber's Night

From September through June, we hold a climbers night on a Thursday each month. It's an opportunity to socialize with other climbers in the AMC community, plan a trip, or tell of your latest climbing exploits!

This climber's night host is Tom and Haydie Callaghan. Subscribe to our email list or contact welcome@amcbostonclimbers.com to receive updates and directions.

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Open Cabin Weekend
Mar
8
to Mar 10

Open Cabin Weekend

Join AMC Boston Climbers for a weekend at the Harvard Low Cabin. All are welcome to come climb, hike, ski or just hang out. Chris Woodall will be trip leader and the weekend is $10 per person per night, payable at the cabin. You can come Fri and/or Sat night, sleep inside/outside/in a tree. No official pairing up, organized group meals or activities. Please register using the link below. When you've completed the registration form, you will see a link for a Google sheet that can be used to arrange car pooling and climbing (and other activities).

The Harvard Low Cabin is a historic and rustic cabin located on Route 16 at Mile Marker 93.4 in Jackson, New Hampshire.  Park at the pullouts on either side of the road and walk up the hill on the east side of the road about 100 ft.  Guests will need to bring sleeping pad and sleeping bag as everyone shares the floor to sleep in the cabin's large loft space. There is an open kitchen, drinkable water, an outhouse, and two stoves to heat the downstairs.

  • Lodging is $10 per person, per night

  • You may cancel (preferrably with 24 hours notice), but please email the host so we can free up your spot

  • Host Chris Woodall

  • Registration is Open

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Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

AMC Climbing Night at CRG Watertown

A reminder that a gym night will be happening on Thursday, February 28th, 7pm at Central Rock Gym in Watertown. Look for Lorenzo and Heidi in Rock Program t-shirts when you arrive to be matched up with a partner. Come out for a fun night of climbing and a chance to reconnect with the AMC community!

If you’re not a Central Rock Gym member, you might be able to get a guest pass from another member of the community. Check Facebook or your email for more details.

Happy climbing!

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Open Cabin Weekend - Slaydies  (and Gentlemen)
Feb
22
to Feb 24

Open Cabin Weekend - Slaydies (and Gentlemen)

CALLING ALL SLAYDIES!!

THE CABIN IS FULL!!

Join AMC Boston Climbers for a slaydies weekend at the Harvard Low Cabin. All (including gentlemen) are welcome to come climb, hike, ski or just hang out, and there will be organized top roping and a communal dinner for slaydies on Saturday (gentleman are welcome to join for dinner but should make their own climbing plans). Alexa Rosenbloom will be trip leader and the weekend is $10 per person per night, payable at the cabin. You can come Fri and/or Sat night, sleep inside/outside/in a tree or just join for toproping and/or dinner.

Please register (for sleeping, toproping, and/or dinner) using the link below. When you've completed the registration form, you will see a link for a Google sheet that can be used to arrange car pooling and other activities.

Details still to be determined on the dinner, but if anyone is interested in cooking or organizing the communal meal, please email Alexa Rosenbloom. (We'd love some gentlemen-allies willing to pitch in if anyone is willing.)

The Harvard Low Cabin is a historic and rustic cabin located on Route 16 at Mile Marker 93.4 in Jackson, New Hampshire.  Park at the pullouts on either side of the road and walk up the hill on the east side of the road about 100 ft.  Guests will need to bring sleeping pad and sleeping bag as everyone shares the floor to sleep in the cabin's large loft space. There is an open kitchen, drinkable water, an outhouse, and two stoves to heat the downstairs.

  • Lodging is $10 per person, per night

  • Dinner is TBD but will be cheap

  • Toproping details still TBD

  • You may cancel (preferrably with 24 hours notice), but please email the host so we can free up your spot

  • Host Alexa and Cailigh

  • Registration Open! - NOTE: The cabin is full so anyone who signs up after 2/18/19 will be put on the waitlist.

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Feb
8
to Feb 10

2019 Ice Program - Weekend #2

The second ice program weekend is focused on gaining hands-on climbing experience. Students climb ice both days in a smaller groups or one-on-one with their leader, based on preference (mountaineering, hard top rope, alpine, multi-ptich, etc).  Climbing locations depend on conditions.

Lodging Friday and Saturday night provided at the Harvard Cabin in Jackson, NH. For more information and directions to the cabin, check out the ice program logistics guide. Dinner provided on Saturday evening. Students are encouraged to carpool and can arrange through the new students forum.

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Feb
7
7:30 PM19:30

February Climber's Night

From September through June, we hold a climbers night on a Thursday each month. It's an opportunity to socialize with other climbers in the AMC community, plan a trip, or tell of your latest climbing exploits!

This climber's night host is Mark Thompson. Subscribe to our email list or contact welcome@amcbostonclimbers.com to receive updates and directions.

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Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

AMC Climbing Night at Metro Rock

A reminder that the first gym night of 2019 will be happening on Thursday, January 31st, 7pm at Metro Rock in Everett. Look for Heidi and Lorenzo in Rock Program t-shirts when you arrive to be matched up with a partner. Come out for a fun night of climbing and a chance to reconnect with the AMC community!

If you’re not a Metro Rock member, you might be able to get a guest pass from another member of the community. Check Facebook or your email for more details.

Happy climbing!

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Jan
25
to Jan 27

2019 Ice Program - Weekend #1

The first ice program weekend goes over general ice climbing, mountaineering, and safety fundamentals on Saturday.  On Sunday, students go out in smaller groups to locations based on interest and conditions.

Lodging on Friday and Saturday night is provided at the Harvard Cabin in Jackson, NH. For more information on the Harvard Cabin and directions, view our program logistics guide. Dinner is provided on Saturday evening. Students are encouraged to carpool and can check the accepted students forum to arrange.

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Open Cabin Weekend - Ice Season Kickoff!
Jan
11
to Jan 13

Open Cabin Weekend - Ice Season Kickoff!

Join AMC Boston Climbers for a weekend at the Harvard Low Cabin to kick off the 2019 Ice Season! While there is no official pairing up, organized group meals or activities, there will be a Saturday night gathering to give everyone a chance to reconnect with friends, climbing partners, and ice program alumni and current students to build the stoke for the coming program and season.

Saturday Night’s party will be hosted by our friend’s Ian and Ildi. If you are planning on coming please reach out to the weekend host Chris Woodall so that a final number for the night can be confirmed.

The weekend is $10 per person per night, payable at the cabin. You can come Fri and/or Sat night, sleep inside/outside/in a tree. Please register using the link below. When you've completed the registration form, you will see a link for a Google sheet that can be used to arrange car pooling and climbing (and other activities).

The Harvard Low Cabin is a historic and rustic cabin located on Route 16 at Mile Marker 93.4 in Jackson, New Hampshire.  Park at the pullouts on either side of the road and walk up the hill on the east side of the road about 100 ft.  Guests will need to bring sleeping pad and sleeping bag as everyone shares the floor to sleep in the cabin's large loft space. There is an open kitchen, drinkable water, an outhouse, and two stoves to heat the downstairs.

  • Lodging is $10 per person, per night

  • You may cancel (preferrably with 24 hours notice), but please email the host so we can free up your spot

  • Host Chris Woodall

  • Registration is Open!

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Open Cabin Weekend
Dec
14
to Dec 16

Open Cabin Weekend

Join AMC Boston Climbers for a weekend at the Harvard Low Cabin. All are welcome to come climb, hike, ski or just hang out. Chris Woodall will be trip leader and the weekend is a $10 flat fee, payable at the cabin. You can come Fri and/or Sat night, sleep inside/outside/in a tree. No official pairing up, organized group meals or activities. Please register using the link below. When you've completed the registration form, you will see a link for a Google sheet that can be used to arrange car pooling and climbing (and other activities).

The Harvard Low Cabin is a historic and rustic cabin located on Route 16 at Mile Marker 93.4 in Jackson, New Hampshire.  Park at the pullouts on either side of the road and walk up the hill on the east side of the road about 100 ft.  Guests will need to bring sleeping pad and sleeping bag as everyone shares the floor to sleep in the cabin's large loft space. There is an open kitchen, drinkable water, an outhouse, and two stoves to heat the downstairs.

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Holiday Party 2018
Dec
7
5:30 PM17:30

Holiday Party 2018

This is the annual event where we see old friends and new, climbers active and inactive, kids, and friends of the Boston climbing community. The party will once again be held at the Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland, MA, on Friday the 7th of December. We’ll gather with friends, tell tale tales, be merry, give and receive awards, and gamble on raffle items!

Doors open at 5:30pm with dinner at 7:30pm.

Email holidayparty@amcbostonclimbers.com with any questions unanswered here.

Details:

  • When: Friday, the 7th of December

  • Where: Sandy Burr Country Club, Wayland

  • Time: Doors open at 5:30pm with dinner at 7:30pm.

  • Meal: Dinner is provided. Please bring a dessert to share!

  • Cost: Adults $30, Children (6-12) $7 (Children under 6 are free)

Awards:

Registration

Click here to register for the 2018 Holiday Party!

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Ice Program Lecture #1
Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Ice Program Lecture #1

This lecture is open to all prospective students and is MANDATORY if you want to apply to the program. It will provide an overview of the program and you'll get a chance to meet some of the instructors.  Prospective students will also take a few quick tests, including a lead belay test. Feel free to bring your own harness and belay device, although we will provide it if you don't bring one.

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Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

AMC Climbing Night at Brooklyn Boulders

A reminder that a gym night will be happening on Thursday, November 29th, 7pm at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville. Look for Kumi and Heidi in Rock Program t-shirts when you arrive to be matched up with a partner. Come out for a fun night of climbing and a chance to reconnect with the AMC community!

If you’re not a Brooklyn Boulders member, you might be able to get a guest pass from another member of the community. Check Facebook or your email for more details.

Happy climbing!

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Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

No Man's Land Film Festival at MIT

No Man's Land Film Festival is back by popular demand! We are thrilled to be presented by the MIT Outing Club and MIT LSC. Proceeds go to benefit the MIT Outing Club which helps to provide encouragement and access to all of the beautiful activities this world has to offer to the MIT Community and beyond. This event opens its doors at 7:00 p.m. and showtime begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 with MIT ID. General admission is $10. See you this fall, Cambridge!

http://nomanslandfilmfestival.org/full-tour/2018/11/2/no-mans-land-film-festival-cambridge-ma

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Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

11th Annual It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over

The American Alpine Club is hosting its

11th Annual It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over...
...and it's still happening down
south in Connecticut.

Come on down for an informal day of cragging with the locals!

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When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Where to meet: Morning rendezvous at 9:00-9:30 A.M.
Starbucks Coffee (Big 'Y' Plaza, Plainville, CT)
275 New Britain Ave
Plainville, CT  06062
860-747-4977
Map and driving directions available at: www.starbucks.com

We'll decide where to climb and carpool to the crags.
 
Post Climb Refreshment at 6:00 PM:
Please join us!  Call Chad for location: 860.490.4023 cell


No need to R.S.V.P. - it's just an informal show-up and have fun day.  Hope you can make it.
 
Host/Contact:
Chad Hussey morse29028@yahoo.com

860.490.4023 cell

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Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Support Emmett at Arc'teryx

Come celebrate the unity of the New England outdoor community. There will be a packed silent auction and raffle with contributions from top brands in the climbing, skiing, hiking, and trail running industries - the proceeds from which will go to benefit Emmett Lyman, a local climber who was recently injured in Alaska. Legendary local climber, Jim Ewing, will give a talk on his development as a climber and his re-entry into the climbing world after the amputation of his left leg. Drinks will be provided to those with a valid ID and pizza from Flatbread will be served. A suggested minimum donation of $10 to Emmett's recovery at the door will enter each attendee into a raffle to win an Arc'teryx jacket. 

Schedule:
7 pm - doors will open, silent auction goes live
8 pm - Jim's talk will begin
9 pm - final bids will be asked for on the auction
9:30 pm - the auction sheets are collected and bidders may pay and collect their prizes.
- the winners of the door raffle will be drawn and announced
10 pm - the event wraps up

More about presenter:
Jim Ewing is a local hardman, known for having pushed the envelope of technical ice and rock climbing all over the world for the last few decades. He was hurt in a climbing accident in the Caymans in 2015 and, after many surgeries, decided to have his left leg amputated. Working with his long-time friend, Hugh Herr, he was the first to recieve an innovative new surgery, which has been given his name, and has since begun using bionic limbs for walking, hiking, and climbing. He will be giving a talk about that progression and his recent trip to the Cirque of the Unclimbables to attempt the first adaptive ascent of the Lotus Flower.

More about Emmett:
While attempting the first ascent of an unclimbed peak in Alaska earlier this year, Emmett sustained a traumatic brain injury and fracture of his C6 and C7 vertebrae, causing damage to his spinal cord at the C5 level. Defying all odds, he survived his injuries with a remarkably positive attitude--no surprise to those who know him. Emmett is paralyzed below the neck with some use of his arms and wrists and is working hard to regain and maximize mobility. While he has great health and rescue insurance, the out-of-pocket expenses for ongoing rehab and daily living with high spinal cord mobility impairment are extremely high. As recipients of his kindness and help for years, many of his friends are organizing this fundraiser to begin trying to pay him back for his years of generosity.

More about the silent auction:
The total value of the items in the raffle has already exceeded $5000 and we are still early in the process of collecting donations. Brands like Arc'teryx, Adidas, Five Ten, Julbo, MSR, Thermarest, Rock and Snow, Metrorock Climbing Centers, Brooklyn Boulders, Petzl, Black Diamond, and Adventure Medical Kits have all made contributions and we anticipate many more stepping up to show their support for the New England outdoor community.

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Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

AMC Climbing Night at CRG Watertown

A reminder that a gym night will be happening on Thursday, November 1st, 7pm at Central Rock Gym in Watertown. Look for Kumi and Heidi in Rock Program t-shirts when you arrive to be matched up with a partner. Come out for a fun night of climbing and a chance to reconnect with the AMC community!

 

If you’re not a Central Rock Gym member, you might be able to get a guest pass from another member of the community. Check Facebook or your email for more details.

Happy climbing!

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Oct
27
to Oct 28

One Day Advanced Skills

Based on the techniques found in Falcon Guides New Book The Mountain Guide Manual with author Marc Chauvin

Saturday October 27, 2018

or

Sunday October 28, 2018

Join Marc for a 1 day clinic on new and advanced rope systems for climbers. This clinic focuses on efficient rope managing skills. Are you finding that your rope skills are slowing you down? Are problems like switching leaders in a party of three causing tangles and taking far too long? Are transitions to rappelling in parties of three causing confusion and seem too tedious? Marc has taught guides through the AMGA program how to deal with these situations and has adapted guiding techniques to help climbers be more efficient.

These skills also will help you be more efficient and do a better job of risk management if you climb with less skilled folks. If you lead club trips or climb with your family and you’re the go to leader of the party these techniques will aid you in your responsibility and help you protect yourself better as well. This is a great clinic to take before or after learning self rescue and will give you insight on how well trained guides are able to move their parties so well.  

The class is $75.00, inclusive of guide’s gratuity

  • All classes are held at the Quincy Quarries 8:30am to 4:00-4:30pm.

  • Classes are held rain or shine and non-refundable once you sign up.

  • Classes are limited to 12 students and are on a first come, first serve basis.

If you want to be part of the class please notify me at nj_savickas_28@hotmail.com

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Oct
12
to Oct 14

Fall Frolic 2018

Every fall we return to the Mohonk Preserve for a weekend of climbing surrounded by the fall foliage. All climbers (AMC-members and non-members alike) are welcome to join for two days of climbing, camping, and a group dinner on Saturday night. This year's event will again be held at the beautiful Robibero Winery. Climbers should make their own partner and carpool plans - a spreadsheet to assist in matchmaking and carpooling will be sent out to everyone who registers.


Logistics, directions, & other information

There are 3 documents with information on Fall Frolic:

There will also be a carpooling spreadsheet to help find rides.

Registration

Registration for Fall Frolic has closed. See you next year!

Questions?

If you have questions or problems with registration or payment, email the registrar (Brian Eck).

For any other questions, email the Fall Frolic trip leaders (Mike Mullins and Eric Engberg).

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Oct
6
6:00 PM18:00

Gunks Film Festival

  • Studley Theater at SUNY New Paltz (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Saturday, Oct. 6, at 6:00 p.m., the Gunks Climbers' Coalition and Mohonk Preserve will host the Gunks Climbing Film Festival at the Studley Theater at SUNY New Paltz - an evening to celebrate climbing, conservation and the passion of the Gunks community!

The Festival will be premiering this year’s No Man’s Land collection of short films that are un-defining what it means to be a woman in adventure, sport and film. Also featured will be the full-length film Dirtbag – The Legend of Fred Beckey, directed by Dave O’Leske. Beckey is the legendary American "dirtbag" mountaineer whose name is spoken in hushed tones around campfires. This rebel climber's pioneering ascents and lifestyle form an iconic legacy that continues to inspire generations. Event sponsors will be donating various prizes to a raffle to win awesome climbing gear. Prior to the screening, the Gunks Grunt Pull-up Contest, sponsored by Furnace Industries, will be held to test the mettle of attendees with prizes to top male and female winners.

On Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7, local climbing guide services will host a series of free Safe Climbing Clinics at Mohonk Preserve. Check with Rock and Snow after Oct. 1 for a schedule and to sign up at 845-255-1311.

Sponsors of the 20th Annual Gunks Climbing Film Festival include Rock and Snow, Furnace Industries, The Cliffs Climbing, Patagonia, BC Climbing Gym, Time to Climb, the SUNY New Paltz Outing Club, and Bacchus.

Buy Tickets Now

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Oct
5
to Oct 7

AAC Rumney Craggin' Classic

Join the American Alpine Club and CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment this October 5th to 7th for the first ever climbing extravaganza and festival, known as the Rumney Craggin’ Classic!

This 3-day, grassroots climbing festival is a true celebration of all things climbing, featuring speakers, clinics, local and national gear reps, slideshows, and stewardship projects that define our sport and our community.

More Info + Registration

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August Open Cabin Weekend
Aug
17
to Aug 19

August Open Cabin Weekend

Join AMC Boston Climbers for a weekend at the Harvard Low Cabin. All are welcome to come climb, hike, bike or just hang out. Ron Birk will be trip leader and the weekend is a $10 flat fee, payable at the cabin. You can come Fri and/or Sat night, sleep inside/outside/in a tree. No official pairing up, organized group meals or activities. Please register using the link below. When you've completed the registration form, you will see a link for a Google sheet that can be used to arrange car pooling and climbing (and other activities).

The Harvard Low Cabin is a historic and rustic cabin located on Route 16 at Mile Marker 93.4 in Jackson, New Hampshire.  Park at the pullouts on either side of the road and walk up the hill on the east side of the road about 100 ft.  Guests will need to bring sleeping pad and sleeping bag as everyone shares the floor to sleep in the cabin's large loft space. There is an open kitchen, drinkable water, an outhouse, and two stoves to heat the downstairs.

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July Open Cabin Weekend
Jul
20
to Jul 22

July Open Cabin Weekend

Join AMC Boston Climbers for a weekend at the Harvard Low Cabin. All are welcome to come climb, hike, bike or just hang out. Ron Birk will be trip leader and the weekend is a $10 flat fee, payable at the cabin. You can come Fri and/or Sat night, sleep inside/outside/in a tree. No official pairing up, organized group meals or activities. Please register using the link below. When you've completed the registration form, you will see a link for a Google sheet that can be used to arrange car pooling and climbing (and other activities).

The Harvard Low Cabin is a historic and rustic cabin located on Route 16 at Mile Marker 93.4 in Jackson, New Hampshire.  Park at the pullouts on either side of the road and walk up the hill on the east side of the road about 100 ft.  Guests will need to bring sleeping pad and sleeping bag as everyone shares the floor to sleep in the cabin's large loft space. There is an open kitchen, drinkable water, an outhouse, and two stoves to heat the downstairs.

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Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Summer 2018 Gym Night Series

We are excited to announce that we have organized two gym nights for the summer. This is an excellent opportunity to reconnect after a few months post rock/ice program, get more involved in the AMC community, and have a fun night of climbing! Both nights listed below will be hosted by Kumi and Heidi, so look for them in Rock Program t-shirts when you arrive.

Our gym nights this summer will take place on:

  1. Thursday, July 19th, 7pm at Central Rock Gym Watertown
  2. Tuesday, August 28th, 7pm at MetroRock
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July Adirondacks Trip
Jul
5
to Jul 9

July Adirondacks Trip

Organizer: Chris Woodall, chris.j.woodall@gmail.com

Dates: Thu July 5 2018 to Mon Jul 9 2018

Location: Sharp Bridge Campground (Google Maps Link), ~4 Hours from Boston.

Cost: TBD (in the range of $17-25 to cover camping and possible dinner cost)

Reserving a spot: Reservations need to be made by June 5th. Indications of interest even if you can't commit are useful so Chirs can reserve more campsites if interest is high. 

More information: Check out this awesome document for all the beta on climbing, other activities, directions, and more. And if you're new to the Adirondacks, don't miss his 10ish Reasons to Explore the Adirondacks guide.

Food: You are responsible for your own food, and on Saturday night there will be a very informal pot luck.

Climbing: You are responsible for bringing all of your own gear, and making your climbing arrangements on your own. The spreadsheet and forum can be useful tools for organizing climbing partners.

Register on the form below to get your name on the spreadsheet and coordinate!

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