Mar
29
7:00 pm19:00

Rock Program Knots Night

  • Cabot Hall

This mandatory lecture will cover course materials, distribute loaner helmets and harnesses, describe how the program works, and go over knots that you will need to know. You will receive a copy of the program handbook at this lecture.

Presentation: A Hero's Ascent of Mt. Everest
Apr
9
3:30 pm15:30

Presentation: A Hero's Ascent of Mt. Everest

  • The Verve Crowne Plaza

In 2016, Charlie Linville became the first combat-wounded veteran to reach the top of Mt. Everest. Enjoy a unique presentation hosted by Charlie and hear about his climb and involvement with The Heroes Project, an organization that helps catastrophically injured veterans climb the world's tallest mountains.

To learn more about the Heroes Project, visit theherosproject.org.

Apr
11
7:30 pm19:30

Mountaineering Committee Meeting

The Mountaineering Committee usually meets on the second Monday or Tuesday of the month. These meetings are open to anyone in the climbing community.

This meeting will be hosted by Central Rock Gym. Contact chair@amcbostonclimbers.com for information and directions if you are interested in attending.

Apr
13
7:30 pm19:30

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 hosts are Josh and Emily Pitts.  

To get info about this event, including directions, subscribe to our email list on the right side of this page.  Directions typically get sent out the week of the event.

Contact welcome@amcbostonclimbers.com with any questions.

Apr
15
8:30 am08:30

Rock Program Optional Day

  • Quincy Quarries

Attendance is required on both Saturday and Sunday for Belay & Anchors instruction. All other weekends can be made up during this optional day; however, you can only make up ONE missed session during optional day. Details in the program handbook here.

Apr
22
Apr 23

Wilderness First Aid Course Hosted By Waldorf School

  • 701 Cabot Street Beverly, MA, 01915 United States

Wilderness First Aid is a two-day introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills. It is targeted to the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures. The course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and backcountry experience. This WFA class will by taught by Wilderness Medical Associates as a fundraiser for our friends at the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm.

Cost: $350

For more information and registration see their event page or contact Coleen Ryan at cryan@waldorfmoraine.org.

May
13
8:30 am08:30

Crow Hill Climbing and Potluck

Come meet our enthusiastic new graduates at the Crow Hill Climbing & Potluck BBQ this Saturday May 13 (rain date Sunday May 14).  Climbing starts at 8:30am and Potluck BBQ starts around 3pm

We will provide more information on logistics after the conclusion of the 2017 Rock Program.

May
19
May 21

New Seconds Weekend

An amazing weekend of multi-pitch trad climbing at the Shawangunks (a.k.a. "The Gunks") in the Mohonk Preserve, near New Paltz, NY, open by invitation to graduates of the Rock Program.  The Gunks are a major east coast climbing destination and have a storied history dating back to the 1930's.

Details, logistics, and link to registration for our 2016 New Seconds weekend will be distributed after the close of the 2017 Rock Program.

May
26
May 29

Acadia National Park Weekend

We are back at Acadia for Memorial Day weekend 2017! There's lots of great toprope climbing at the spectacular sea cliffs (Otter Cliffs and Great Head) and trad climbing at the Precipice and South Bubble. There is also plenty of hiking, ocean, and lobster!

Details on the Acadia trip will be distributed at the conclusion of the 2017 Rock Program.


Mar
13
7:30 pm19:30

Mountaineering Committee Meeting

The Mountaineering Committee usually meets on the second Monday or Tuesday of the month. These meetings are open to anyone in the climbing community.

This meeting will be hosted by Central Rock Gym. Contact chair@amcbostonclimbers.com for information and directions if you are interested in attending.

Open Cabin Weekend
Mar
3
Mar 5

Open Cabin Weekend

The Mountaineering Committee reserves the Harvard Low Cabin for weekends throughout the year.  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. In the winter months, cabin-goers will want to bring a warm sleeping bag. Lodging is $10 per person, per night.

Please register by filling out and submitting the form below.  Once registered, your information will be publicly available on this spreadsheet.  We encourage you to use this spreadsheet to coordinate climbing partners and carpool to/from the cabin.

If you have any questions, contact the cabin host (John Trotter) host at mar-cabin@amcbostonclimbers.com

Name *
Name
Staying Which Nights? *
Check all that apply
Climbing
Please check all the apply
Mar
2
7:30 pm19:30

Climber's Night

March climber's night has been cancelled.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Hope to see you in April!

Arc'Teryx AMC Event
Feb
23
7:00 pm19:00

Arc'Teryx AMC Event

  • Arc'Teryx

This year, the AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee has teamed up with Arc'teryx to be host the end of the year party for the Ice Program.

The event is open to everyone!  If you'd like to come by and meet with the organizers, volunteer leaders, or recent students of our Ice Program, feel free to stop by and see what it's all about.  While you're there, check out how Arc'teryx can outfit you with their cutting edge gear for your next adventure.

The AMC's annual Rock Program is right around the corner.  There will be representatives from that program at this event to answer any questions you may have and get you stoked on what's next.

Arc'Teryx will be giving away freebies to lucky attendees, including a grand prize to the winner of this year's Ice Program photo contest (available only to ice program students).

Open Cabin Weekend
Feb
17
Feb 19

Open Cabin Weekend

The Mountaineering Committee reserves the Harvard Low Cabin for weekends throughout the year.  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. In the winter months, cabin-goers will want to bring a warm sleeping bag. Lodging is $10 per person, per night.

Please register by filling out and submitting the form below.  Once registered, your information will be publicly available on this spreadsheet.  We encourage you to use this spreadsheet to coordinate climbing partners and carpool to/from the cabin.

If you have any questions, contact the cabin (Cailigh MacDonald) host at feb-cabin@amcbostonclimbers.com

Name *
Name
Staying which nights? *
Check all that apply.
Climbing
Please check all that apply (optional)
Feb
13
7:30 pm19:30

Mountaineering Committee Meeting

The Mountaineering Committee usually meets on the second Monday or Tuesday of the month. These meetings are open to anyone in the climbing community.

This meeting will be hosted by Sharlene Sallett. Contact chair@amcbostonclimbers.com for information and directions if you are interested in attending.

2017 Ice Program - Weekend #2
Feb
3
Feb 5

2017 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.

Feb
2
7:30 pm19:30

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.

2017 Ice Program - Weekend #1
Jan
20
Jan 22

2017 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.

Jan
12
7:30 pm19:30

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 is hosted by Alissa Doherty. Subscribe to our email list or contact welcome@amcbostonclimbers.com to receive directions.

Jan
10
7:30 pm19:30

Mountaineering Committee Meeting

The Mountaineering Committee usually meets on the second Monday or Tuesday of the month. These meetings are open to anyone in the climbing community.

This meeting will be hosted by Central Rock Gym. Contact chair@amcbostonclimbers.com for information and directions if you are interested in attending.

2017 Ice Program Lecture #2 (required)
Jan
9
7:00 pm19:00

2017 Ice Program Lecture #2 (required)

  • AMC Cabot Hall

The second ice lecture is open to accepted students and those on wait list. This lecture is mandatory for program students and will cover course logistics, gear and equipment, and basic ice technique.

Open Cabin: Leader's Weekend
Jan
6
Jan 8

Open Cabin: Leader's Weekend

The Mountaineering Committee reserves the Harvard Low Cabin for weekends throughout the year. This weekend, we invite leaders in our Ice Program to join us to get ready for the season in addition to all other guests. 

The Harvard Low Cabin is a historic and rustic cabin located on Route 16 at Mile Marker 93.4 in Jackson, New Hampshire. 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. In the winter months, cabin-goers will want to bring a warm sleeping bag.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura at jan-cabin@amcbostonclimbers.com

Lodging is $10 per person, per night, and can be paid to the cabin host. Non-binding registration below.

Name *
Name
Which nights will you be staying in the cabin? *
Check all that apply
Dec
16
Dec 18

Open Cabin Weekend

  • washburn way jackson, nh

The Mountaineering Committee reserves the Harvard Low Cabin for weekends throughout the year. This is our opening weekend of this years' ice season!

The Harvard Low Cabin is a historic and rustic cabin located on Route 16 at Mile Marker 93.4 in Jackson, New Hampshire. 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. In the winter months, cabin-goers will want to bring a warm sleeping bag. People should make their own plans for carpooling, climbing/hiking/skiing etc, and food.

Lodging is $10 per person, per night, and can be paid to the cabin host. Non-binding registration below.

Name *
Name
Which nights will you be staying? *
Avalanche Safety Clinic with Marc Chauvin
Dec
14
6:00 pm18:00

Avalanche Safety Clinic with Marc Chauvin

  • Arc'teryx Newbury

Arc’Teryx is hosting a FREE avalanche safety clinic with Marc Chauvin Wednesday, 12/14, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at their Newbury Street store.

If you’ve never taken an avalanche safety course before, this isn’t going to be a replacement for eventually taking a three-day AIARE course, but it will be a good introduction and should give you the basic awareness that will make experienced climbers feel more comfortable taking you with them on trips that involve being in potential avalanche terrain. If you have taken an AIARE or equivalent course this should be a great review.

You must reserve a spot ahead of time.

Dec
6
7:00 pm19:00

Mountaineering Committee Meeting

The Mountaineering Committee usually meets on the second Monday or Tuesday of the month. These meetings are open to anyone in the climbing community.

This meeting will be hosted by Al Stebbins and will be a holiday potluck. Please bring food to share! Contact chair@amcbostonclimbers.com for information and directions if you are interested in attending.

Dec
2
5:30 pm17:30

Holiday Party

  • Sandy Burr Counry Club

This is the annual event where we see old friends and new, climbers active and inactive, kids, and friends of the Boston climbing community. We'll also present serious and humorous awards and you'll have the chance to win an amazing prize in the raffle! 

The party will once again be held at the Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland, MA, on Friday the 2nd December. Doors open at 5:30pm with dinner at 7:30pm. 

Please send nominations for the Scott Sanberg Memorial Award to the Awards Organizer.

Did anything amusing happen this year on or near the crag? We also look forward to seeing nominations for our humorous awards - please email Awards Organizer with your submissions. 

Details:

  • The event takes place on Friday 2nd December

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

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

  • Cost: Adult $22 and Children (6-12) $7 (Children under 6 are free)

  • Location: Sandy Burr Country Club

Registration

The registration deadline is Friday, November 25th. 

We MUST receive your payment by then (in addition to completing the web registration form.) 

REFUND POLICY: no refunds will be given after the registration deadline. 

Click here to register for the 2016 Holiday Party! 
 

Questions?

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

For any other questions, email the Holiday Party organizers.

2017 Ice Program Lecture #1 (required)
Nov
29
7:00 pm19:00

2017 Ice Program Lecture #1 (required)

  • AMC Cabot Hall

Come join us at the AMC Cabot Hall for the first lecture of this year's ice program!

It is open to all and mandatory for potential students.  Meet the instructors, learn about the course, and take a belay test. Students are encouraged to bring their own harness and belay device. We should have plenty of extras in case you forget.

You do not have to fill out the application prior to coming to the lecture.  It will remain open until the following Sunday.

This lecture starts at 7 pm and typically runs 2 hours.

If you have any questions, email ice@amcbostonclimbers.com

Nov
12
3:30 pm15:30

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 is hosted by Josh and Emily Pitts. Subscribe to our email list or contact welcome@amcbostonclimbers.com to receive directions.

Nov
10
7:30 pm19:30

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 is hosted by Wes Huang. Subscribe to our email list or contact welcome@amcbostonclimbers.com to receive directions.

Nov
7
7:30 pm19:30

Mountaineering Committee Meeting

The Mountaineering Committee usually meets on the second Monday or Tuesday of the month. These meetings are open to anyone in the climbing community.

This meeting will be hosted by Richard Doucette. Contact chair@amcbostonclimbers.com for information and directions if you are interested in attending.

The American Alpine Club: 9th Annual It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over...
Nov
6
9:00 am09:00

The American Alpine Club: 9th Annual It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over...

  • Starbucks

The American Alpine Club is hosting its 9th 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!

When: Sunday, November 6, 2016
Where to meet: Morning rendezvous at 9:00-9:30 A.M.
Starbucks Coffee (Big 'Y' Plaza, Plainville, CT)
275 New Britain Ave
Plainville, CT06062
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:
LUNA PIZZA
9999 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06107
860-233-1625
http://lunapizzact.com/ 
 
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 (click to email)
860.490.4023 cell

Oct
29
Oct 30

Fall Rescue Course

  • Ricciuti Dr Quincy, MA, 02169 United States

The Fall 2016 class is now full

Class schedule
The two day class will be held on the weekend of November 5 & 6, 2016 at the Quincy Quarries.  Both days will start around 8:30am and go until 4-4:30pm. Chauvin Guides will instruct the program and all guides are AMGA certified.

Cost
The class fee is $100 payable by check to AMC Mountaineering Committee, inclusive of guide’s gratuity. It is held rain or shine and is non-refundable once you sign up.

Registration
The class is now full. If would like to be placed on the waiting list, email nj_savickas_28@hotmail.com.

If you are confirmed for the class, you will need to mail a check for the class fee. Contact Nancy Savickas at nj_savickas_28@hotmail.com with any questions.

Oct
22
5:00 pm17:00

American Alpine Club: Annual Fall BBQ

  • Cathedral Ledge

This year Doug Millen of Neice is sponsoring us, thank you Doug! All are welcome, swing by to say hi to Doug and get psyched for ice season!


When: Saturday October 22, 2016
Time:  5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Base of Cathedral Ledge at the Picnic Area just opposite the kiosk


As always it’s BYOB and a grille item.  We’ll provide the grille and side salads.   See you there!

Oct
21
Oct 23

Fall Frolic 2016

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 using this spreadsheet.

Logistics, directions, & other information

There are 3 documents with information on Fall Frolic:

There is also a Carpooling Spreadsheet to help find rides.

Registration

The registration deadline is Monday, October 17th.

We MUST receive your payment by then (in addition to completing the web registration form.)

REFUND POLICY: no refunds will be given after your registration deadline.

Questions?

If you have questions/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). 

Climber's Night
Oct
13
7:30 pm19:30

Climber's Night

Come join us for the first climber's night after the summer hiatus!  It's hosted by John Gassel in Southborough.  Catch up and see what your friends have been up to the past few months.  It's also a great way to meet other climbers in the Boston area.

Fall Frolic is just about a week after this event so you can potentially make some climbing plans for the Gunks while at the climber's night.

Bring a USB drive with pictures if you want to share stories from a recent trip.  Most of all, you can come get some inspiration from John's infamous gear closet to build own!

Light snacks will be provided.  BYOB.

Please enter your name and RSVP below to get directions.  Note, this is not binding, so if you can't make it after submitting this, no big deal.  If you have any questions, contact welcome@amcbostonclimbers.com

Name *
Name

Oct
11
7:30 pm19:30

Mountaineering Committee Meeting

  • CENTRAL ROCK GYM WATERTOWN

The Mountaineering Committee usually meets on the second Monday or Tuesday of the month. These meetings are open to anyone in the climbing community.

This meeting will be held at the Central Rock Watertown gym.  Contact chair@amcbostonclimbers.com for information and directions if you are interested in attending.

Rick Wilcox Presents at Arc'Teryx Boston
Oct
5
6:00 pm18:00

Rick Wilcox Presents at Arc'Teryx Boston

  • Arc'teryx store

The Arc'teryx store on Newbury Street in Boston will be kicking off the cold months with the first installment of their annual fall party. Come by on Wednesday, October 5th at 6 pm for drinks, a great slideshow, and camaraderie among fellow winter-lovers. Reserve a free ticket now on eventbrite

The focus of the event will be a slideshow given by Rick Wilcox, famed climber and force within the North American climbing community. The presentation will cover Rick's progression from being a young climber here in the Northeast to leading a team to a successful ascent of Mt. Everest in 1991. Rick will also be talking about his experience at Everest base camp during the 2015 Nepal earthquake and the ongoing relief effort in the region. A percentage of sales made on the day of the event will be donated to help those affected by the earthquake in Nepal. 

Drinks from Downeast Cider will be served to those with a valid ID and a great deal of Arc'teryx gear will be handed out to winners of games and raffles, including a men'sor women's Beta SV Jacket.

Friends of the store like Petzl, Dustin Marshall Photography, Brooklyn Boulders Expeditions, the American Alpine Club, and a few others will be at the event giving away prizes. 

2016 Western Mass Rendezvous
Sep
24
Sep 25

2016 Western Mass Rendezvous

The Western Mass Rendezvous is back for its 8th Annual celebration of recreation and stewardship in our local climbing resources. The 2-day event kicks off on Saturday, September 24 with a USA Climbing Youth Bouldering Competition, and will include a screening of Reel Rock 11, a BBQ and Beer/Wine garden, a trail project and climbing tours at Farley Ledges. Register soon to ensure your spot in the competition, at the film, and on one of the tours. The full schedule of events can be found below.

 

Saturday, September 24

8AM-6PM: USA Climbing Competition ($50 online by Sept. 19) Register Now!

7PM: Beer Garden and BBQ

8PM: Reel Rock Film Tour ($15 online by Sept. 23rd) Purchase Now!

 

Sunday, September 25

8AM-9AM: Breakfast (Free-Farley Main Lot)

9AM-12PM: Trail Project

1PM-5PM: Climbing Tours (Free rope and bouldering tours) Sign-up Now!